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Annual Report 2022-23
This year, Multicultural NSW has focused on empowering our newest arrivals in NSW with the development of the NSW Settlement Strategy. Equally, the agency has continued nurturing the communities that have long contributed to the NSW cultural landscape. We’ve improved and expanded our Language Services capacity to ensure people have equal access to information in their own language. Multicultural NSW has also worked with agencies across NSW Government to support critical government messaging.
Annual Report 2021-22
A year ago, the NSW Government was grappling with the highly contagious Delta strain of the COVID-19 virus.
To support the most vulnerable people in our community, the CEO of Multicultural NSW was tasked with heading the Community Pillar (also known as Pillar 5) of the NSW Delta Micro Strategy. This involved working with 13 different NSW Government agencies to develop a community-based strategy to help senior citizens, migrants, refugees, overseas students, temporary visa holders, people seeking asylum, First Nations people, and multicultural, rural, and regional communities.
Urgent solutions were needed quickly, and we are proud to say that the Multicultural NSW team was heavily involved in providing support.
Annual Report 2020-21
This year was another unprecedented year for the agency and the state. The year has brought out the remarkable resilience and strength of our NSW community. The challenges our communities faced were many from rebuilding from the bushfires to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis only heightened with the outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus and what we saw was culturally diverse communities stepping up, across cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds, and supporting those in need while playing a pivotal role in keeping us all safe.
Annual Report 2019-20
This year was unprecedented. It was a journey for both the agency and the communities we serve; one filled with numerous challenges, but also one to recognise community spirit and the resilience of the NSW Community.
Last summer we saw the devastating effects of severe bushfires across NSW and Australia.
After this devastation came more challenging times in the form of drought, floods, and the global COVID-19 pandemic.
However, at the height of the crisis, we also saw our culturally diverse communities throughout Sydney and regional NSW unite to help one another.
Annual Report 2018-19
This year, Multicultural NSW has undergone a dynamic period of transformation. In 2019, we welcomed our new CEO Mr Joseph La Posta, whom brings a wealth of experience from the private, public and community sectors and is someone who our multicultural communities have embraced.
Annual Report 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 more than four decades.
Annual Report 2016-17
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.
Annual Report 2015-16
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.