The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) today welcomed the South Australian Government announcement that the term of Governor Hieu Van Le will be extended by two years.
FECCA Chairperson Ms Mary Patetsos said Hieu Van Le had dedicated his life to serving his community.
“Mr Le is a symbol of what migrants to Australia can and have achieved,” she said.
“In addition to his combined 12 years as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Mr Le has been a leading advocate in the arts, cultural diversity and education sectors.
“Public figures that act as a unifying force in our society are incredibly important, particularly at a time when public discourse seems to be becoming more divisive.
“Through the leadership of people like Mr Le Australia becomes a safer and more inclusive place for all Australians.
“FECCA congratulates Mr and Mrs Le and looks forward to working with them over the coming years.”
FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community.