Would you like to provide a voice for the multicultural community?
Expressions of Interest are being sought for the Minister’s Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs (MACMA). The Council will provide advice on the participation of migrants and the promotion of cultural diversity in the Northern Territory’s social, economic and civic life.
MACMA provides a voice for the multicultural community on issues of interest. It will provide high level and strategic advice to the Minister for Territory Families.
The Council will provide effective links between government and the multicultural community to improve policy outcomes.
The key roles for members are to:
- advise the Minister on matters of interest including emerging issues facing the multicultural community
- explore and discuss how the needs of the community can be effectively met by service providers, so that members of the multicultural community can best participate in all aspects of life in the Northern Territory
- direct specific tasks to the relevant working groups as determined, to address issues such as health, employment, and community safety
- meet biannually.
Some members may also co-chair or participate in working groups under the Council.
MACMA will provide advice on the participation of migrants and the promotion of cultural diversity in the Northern Territory’s social, economic and civic life as well as to explore social cohesion issues affecting the NT society. Participation is voluntary and MACMA is chaired by the Minister for Territory Families or a delegate. It is expected that community representatives on MACMA may co-chair a working group that will be tasked to coordinate outcomes to address issues in the multicultural community.
Participants on the Council will be selected on their skills, knowledge, experience and broader multicultural community participation and / or representation.
Applications for the Minister's Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs closed on Friday 2 December 2016.
For more information, please contact Office of Multicultural Affairs
Telephone: 8999 3891