FECCA has thanked outgoing SBS Chairman Dr Hass Dellal AO for his contribution to multicultural Australia during his decade-long tenure on the SBS board.
FECCA Chairperson Mary Patetsos said multicultural Australia owed Dr Dellal a debt of gratitude.
“Dr Dellal’s stewardship of the organisation, especially over the past three years as Chairman, has solidified and strengthened SBS during challenging times for public broadcasting in Australia,” she said.
“Under Dr Dellal’s leadership SBS has ensured that the voices of many migrant communities, newly arrived refugees, and new and emerging communities have been effectively heard and represented on TV, radio and online.
“Dr Dellal understands the importance to culturally and linguistically diverse communities of seeing themselves represented in programming, and the positive affect that can have in terms of making people feel valued, safe and welcome in their chosen home.
“Over the years FECCA and SBS have partnered on many initiatives and Dr Dellal has been instrumental in helping strengthen the bond between our organisations so that together we can better serve multicultural Australia.
“I know that that strong partnership will continue for many, many years to come.
“On behalf of FECCA I warmly wish Dr Dellal all the very best for the next chapter of his personal and professional life.”