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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING
Tuesday, 6th April 2010


26 March 2010


Members

I hereby inform you that a meeting of the Multicultural Advisory Committee of the Council will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville on Tuesday, 6th April 2010 at 4.30 pm for consideration of the business mentioned hereunder.

Victor G D Lampe
General Manager


BUSINESS

1. Apologies

2. Confirmation of Minutes of previous meeting

3. Matters arising from previous meeting

4. Disclosures of Interest

5. Agenda items

6. General Business

7. Next meeting 1st June 2010 at 4.30 pm


The Quorum for the meeting is 6

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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SUMMARY OF ITEMS
Tuesday, 6th April 2010

ITEMS


MAC006-10 FEEDBACK FROM 2010 HARMONY DAY CELEBRATION (10/474)
(Report by Community Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam )


MAC007-10 COUNCIL OPEN DAY (SF09/31)
(Report by Community Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam )


MAC008-10 CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING (SF09/32)
(Report by Community Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam )


MAC009-10 REPORT ON LIBRARY COLLECTION AND USAGE (10/470)
(Report by Community Language Librarian, Ms V Scarf)


MAC010-10 GENERAL BUSINESS (10/470)
(Report by Community Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam )





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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 6th April 2010

MAC006-10FEEDBACK FROM 2010 HARMONY DAY CELEBRATION
Report Author/sCommunity Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam
File10/474



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2010 Harmony Day Celebration was held at Civic Theatre, Hurstville on 18 March 2010.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

Ms Jamal Bassam will report to the committee about feedback received about the event and the planning for next year's event.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 6th April 2010

MAC007-10CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING
Report Author/sCommunity Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam
FileSF09/32



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Cultural Awareness Training will be organised for the staff of Library, Museum and Gallery (LMG) in May 2010.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

A Cultural Awareness Training program will be organised for the staff of LMG. The LMG went through a restructure last year and it was seen that the training is vital for the many new staff. The training will be organised over 2 sessions on 11 & 18 May in order to capture part time and casual staff . The training will be on the Chinese and Arabic speaking cultures.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





APPENDIX


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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 6th April 2010

MAC008-10REPORT ON LIBRARY COLLECTION AND USAGE
Report Author/sCommunity Language Librarian, Ms V Scarf
File10/470



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Ms Victoria Scarf will report to the committee about the Multicultural Loans during last year.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted


REPORT DETAIL

Victoria Scarf will advise the committee on multicultural collections and loans per language/cultural group during last year and provide comparison to previous years. Victoria will also inform the committee about Library projects targeting CALD communities.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted
(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





APPENDIX


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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 6th April 2010

MAC009-10GENERAL BUSINESS
Report Author/sCommunity Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam
File10/470



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Committee discussion of General Business.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

Committee discussion of General Business.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 6th April 2010

MAC010-10COUNCIL OPEN DAY
Report Author/sCommunity Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam
FileSF09/31



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council will be hosting an Open Day for a specific cultural group in 2010.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the next Open Day be held for members of the Italian community.


REPORT DETAIL

Each year since 2003 Council has organised Open Days targeting main CALD communities in the area to give them the opportunity to learn about Council's role, services and facilities.

The first Open Day in 2003 was for the Chinese community, this was followed by Open Days for the Italian and South Pacific Islander and Maori (SPIM) communities in 2004; the Arabic speaking community, the Macedonian community and the Greek community all in 2006, the Indian community in 2007 and the SPIM and Chinese communities in 2008. Open Days for new arrivals attending St George/Sutherland Community College and TAFE were also conducted in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

It can be seen from the above that the Italian is the next community in the cycle to be invited to an Open Day and it is proposed to hold this event in May or June of this year.

Clr Liu requested that consideration be given to organising another Open Day for the Chinese community. If the Committee adopts the above recommendation then it is suggested that consideration be given to organising another Chinese community Open Day in the 2010-11 financial year.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the next Open Day (in May/June 2010) be held for members of the Italian community and an Open Day for members of the Chinese community be held together with an Open Day for members of another community in the 2010-11 financial year.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the next Open Day (in May/June 2010) be held for members of the Italian community and an Open Day for members of the Chinese community be held together with an Open Day for members of another community in the 2010-11 financial year.

(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the next Open Day (in May/June 2010) be held for members of the Italian community and an Open Day for members of the Chinese community be held together with an Open Day for members of another community in the 2010-11 financial year.
(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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