The Victorian Government is calling Victorians from diverse backgrounds to join one of the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s (VMC) Regional Advisory Councils (RACs). The eight RACs across Victoria, provide essential insights into multicultural community issues – including migrant and refugee settlement services, employment, education, housing, citizenship and connection to culture.
LanguageLoop’s CEO, Elizabeth Compton, strongly supports this initiative, expressing the importance of these councils and how they help influence policy, and improve government and community services.
“At LanguageLoop, we constantly strive to give people a voice, so they can not only participate in society, but thrive,” Ms Compton said.
“These Regional Advisory Councils help identify strategies and potential solutions for achieving positive change, and provide an essential platform for other government bodies and organisations across Victoria to engage with their culturally and linguistically diverse communities.”
The VMC strongly suggests people from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds, including established and new multicultural communities, refugees and people seeking asylum, to apply. Members are appointed for two-year terms.
The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Ros Spence, said “The Regional Advisory Councils are the Commission’s eyes and ears – they are key to ensuring government policy is inclusive and culturally appropriate.”
“We encourage anyone and everyone from diverse backgrounds aged 16 and over to apply.”
Nominations must be submitted online and close Friday 23 July. For more information on how to apply, visit Multicultural Commission