Open call for Multicultural NSW Advisory Board nominees


NSW residents who are committed to cultural diversity and are active in their communities have the opportunity to provide advice to the NSW Government as an Advisory Board member of Multicultural NSW.

Multicultural NSW promotes community harmony and social cohesion in one of the most culturally diverse states in the world.

Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper has opened nominations for one youth member and several other positions on the Advisory Board.

The part-time, three-year positions will see members drawing on their community connections, cross-cultural understanding and lived experience, to elevate the voices of the wider community.

The Advisory Board is constituted under the Multicultural NSW Act 2000 and consists of not more than 15 part-time members appointed by the Governor of NSW.

One of the part-time members is appointed as Chair of the Advisory Board and two are youth members, who are aged between 18 and 24 years at appointment.

Former NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas, APM, is the current Advisory Board Chair.

The Advisory Board convenes bi-monthly and members may also be required to chair regional meetings.

The Expression of Interest period to join the Advisory Board will close on Thursday, 1 June 2023.

For further information on how to apply visit Multicultural NSW Advisory Board.

NSW Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper said:

“The latest Census shows us that one in two residents has a parent born overseas and one in four residents speak a language other than English at home.”

“I’m committed to ensuring that those diverse voices are heard within and across Government.”

“By bringing your lived experience to the Advisory Board you can help ensure that future generations of NSW residents can enjoy the benefits of living in one of the world’s greatest multicultural states.”

Multicultural NSW Advisory Board Chair Nick Kaldas, APM said:

“The Advisory Board has an important role to play as a conduit between community, Multicultural NSW and the NSW Government.”

“As Advisory Board Chair I’ve had the privilege to work alongside and learn from some of the most passionate members of our great state.”

“I urge anyone who is committed to ensuring the diverse voices of our community are heard, to apply to join me and the other members to continue this important work.”

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