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Annual Reports

The Annual Report details the activities of Multicultural NSW.

All Annual Reports are available online in PDF format as listed below. Hard copies of more recent Annual Reports can be obtained if in stock. To request a hard copy of an Annual Report, or any Multicultural NSW publication, please use the Contact Us form.

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2017-2018 Annual Report

It is our pleasure to present the Multicultural NSW  Annual Report for 2017-18. Our multicultural identity is one of New South Wales’ greatest assets and is recognised as a social and economic advantage. Building on the accomplishments of our predecessors, the Ethnic Affairs Commission and Community Relations Commission, Multicultural NSW has been actively contributing to our State’s social tapestry for over four decades. 

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2016-2017 Annual Report

In 2016-17 As Multicultural NSW approaches the final leg of our roadmap Harmony in Action: Strategic Plan 20142017, we look to the future to build on our successes, take stock of our learnings, and imagine an even more resilient and harmonious multicultural NSW.

Harmony in Action refreshed and reinvigorated our agency across all operational areas and as the custodians of the Multicultural Principles of our State. The most recent national census demonstrates the irresistible force of cultural diversity. As we grow, we are becoming more and more culturally diverse and this diversity represents our collective resource and a most significant asset.

Find out more about our year here.

2015-2016 Annual Report

In 2015-2016 Multicultural NSW’s journey of transformation, guided by the Harmony In Action strategic plan, continued.

The year had many highlights, including The COMPACT Grants Program and COMPACT Alliance, our inaugural Community Engagement Strategy, re-establishing 12 new Regional Advisory Councils, collaborating with the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) on the biennial FECCA Sydney conference, and a collaboration to develop cultural competence training with SBS and International Education Services.

2014-2015 Annual Report

During 2014-2015 Multicultural NSW continued its important role as the agency charged with maintaining community cohesion and harmony in NSW. Our dedicated team of employees and Advisory Board members continue to engage, enable and enrich the lives of the people of NSW through community engagement, policy advice, initiatives, and communications.

2014-2015 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

The 2013/14 year has been one of significant change, challenge and progress for the Community Relations Commission For a multicultural NSW (Multicultural NSW). January 2014 saw the departure of the long-standing Chair and CEO of the CRC, Dr Stepan Kerkyasharian. The Government split the roles, creating a Chief Executive Officer as head of the agency and a part-time Advisory Board Chair.

2013-2014 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

As I sign off on my 24th and last Annual Report, I ammore assured than ever of a bright future for multiculturalism within NSW as we continue to celebrate the diversity of the cultures and communities in the state. The Community Relations Commission For a multicultural NSW is unmatched as an authority in the important contribution it makes to promoting community harmony and the benefits of cultural diversity.

2012-2013 Annual Report