Dominello with ECC board members
Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello recently announced a grant of $50,000 for the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) 2015 National Biennial Conference being held in Sydney later this year.
Mr Dominello said the Baird Government was pleased to support the conference, which has been jointly organised by FECCA and the Ethnic Communities’ Councils of NSW and is expected to attract up to 1000 participants internationally, nationally and from NSW.
“The theme of this year’s conference is Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians, which carries great resonance with our Harmony in Action Plan, which contains a renewed focus on promoting the beliefs and values which unite us all as Australians,” Mr Dominello said.
“I am delighted that the Baird Government, through Multicultural NSW, is able to support the upcoming FECCA 2015 National Biennial Conference.
“I look forward to continuing to work with organisations like FECCA which share the Baird Government’s vision of creating and maintaining greater social cohesion and community harmony.”
FECCA Chair Joseph Caputo thanked the NSW Government for its support and said the National Biennial Conference was an important event in Australia’s Multicultural Calendar.
“The biennial conference draws together leading decision makers, thinkers and practitioners to discuss and debate key issues that relate to Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity,” Mr Caputo said.
Further information about the FECCA 2015 National Biennial Conference is available at: www.fecca.org.au