Influencing Council on multicultural issues
The purpose of the Cultural Diversity & Equity Advisory Committee is to provide an opportunity for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and representative organisations:
- To provide a forum discuss multicultural issues and develop recommendations for consideration by Council.
- To improve communication processes between Council and diverse community groups within Randwick City local government area and promote an understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism through consultation and activities.
- To increase CALD communities’ awareness of and access to Council’s services, programs, cultural events and activities.
- To develop advice and recommendations to Council on how services could be made more relevant and accessible to local people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Cultural Diversity & Equity Advisory Committee (CDEAC)
Cultural Diversity & Equity Advisory Committee members are:
- either from a culturally and linguistically diverse background or a volunteer / worker who represents and supports diverse community groups;
- up to 4 elected members of Council;
- and relevant Council staff.
Committee members are expected to:
- participate and contribute to 6 bimonthly meetings annually in a fair and unbiased manner beyond personal interests;
- adequately review any agenda attachments or documents as required prior to meetings;
- report their views and, where known, those of the community they represent;
- give feedback from meetings to the wider community where possible;
- allow all Committee members to present their views and opinions;
- suggest agenda items;
- make suggestions regarding improvements to Advisory Committees;
- work within the timeframe of the Committee charter and structure;
- clearly declare any conflict of interest regarding any issue under discussion;
- maintain confidentiality where appropriate;
- not speak publicly such as to the media on behalf of Council.
Benefits to members:
An opportunity to be heard within Council, expand networks and advocate for local multicultural matters.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the Multicultural Community Projects Officer by email firstname.lastname@example.org