The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) has expressed its condolences after learning of the passing of Aged Care Royal Commission chair Richard Tracey.
FECCA Chairperson Mary Patetsos, who appeared before Mr Tracey at the Royal Commission, acknowledged what Mr Tracey had done for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians.
“Mr Tracey was a fair and compassionate Chair who lead a Royal Commission that for the first time in the history of Australia accepted submissions in languages other than English,” she said.
“This is a significant reform and one that has allowed more older CALD Australians, many of whom may have lost their ability to speak English fluently, to tell their stories to the Royal Commission.
“Multicultural Australia owes Mr Tracey a debt of gratitude, and we send our condolences to his family.”