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.
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
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
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.