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Inquiry Details

Multiculturalism

The Hon Jim Samios MLC (Liberal Party) is representing the Hon Patricia Forsythe MLC (Liberal Party) for the purposes of this inquiry. The closing date for submissions to be lodged in relation to the inquiry is Thursday, 20 April 2000.

House resolved 16 October 1999, 2nd Session, Minutes No. 16, pp 157-63. That General Purpose Standing Committee No 1 inquire and report on multiculturalism in NSW and in particular: The impact of the Government’s Community Relations Commission and Principles of Multiculturalism Bill 1999 on: multiculturalism in New South Wales; the efficacy of Government Departments and Agencies performance in accordance with the Ethnic Affairs Policy Statements (EAPS) and strategies for improvement in relation to EAPS. the adequacy and efficacy of multicultural services in the public, private and community sectors to address the needs of people from non-English speaking backgrounds. the needs and aspirations of artists and communities of non-English speaking backgrounds and possible strategies to meet those needs and aspirations the appropriateness and efficiency of government administrative processes and procedures and funding, for the further improvement of multicultural arts in New South Wales; the circumstances surrounding the proposed de-funding of the Multicultural Arts Alliance; and the future of multicultural arts as a significant part of the policy of multiculturalism in New South Wales. the role of Carnivale in promoting contemporary multicultural arts practice; the funding of Carnivale, including direct Government funding; and the role of the Board of Carnivale and measures adopted by the Board to independently manage and deliver on its objectives to the community.

That General Purpose Standing Committee No 1 inquire and report on multiculturalism in NSW and in particular: The impact of the Government’s Community Relations Commission and Principles of Multiculturalism Bill 1999 on: multiculturalism in New South Wales; the efficacy of Government Departments and Agencies performance in accordance with the Ethnic Affairs Policy Statements (EAPS) and strategies for improvement in relation to EAPS. the adequacy and efficacy of multicultural services in the public, private and community sectors to address the needs of people from non-English speaking backgrounds. the needs and aspirations of artists and communities of non-English speaking backgrounds and possible strategies to meet those needs and aspirations the appropriateness and efficiency of government administrative processes and procedures and funding, for the further improvement of multicultural arts in New South Wales; the circumstances surrounding the proposed de-funding of the Multicultural Arts Alliance; and the future of multicultural arts as a significant part of the policy of multiculturalism in New South Wales. the role of Carnivale in promoting contemporary multicultural arts practice; the funding of Carnivale, including direct Government funding; and the role of the Board of Carnivale and measures adopted by the Board to independently manage and deliver on its objectives to the community.


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