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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING
Tuesday, 5th June 2012


29th May 2012


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, 5th June 2012 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 7th August 2012 at 4.30 pm


The Quorum for the meeting is 6

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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SUMMARY OF ITEMS
Tuesday, 5th June 2012

ITEMS


MAC009-12 CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING (SF12/173)
(Report by Community Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam )


MAC010-12 REFUGEE WEEK 2012 (12/103)
(Report by Community Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam)


MAC011-12 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (12/100)
(Report by Manager Community Services Mr D Linden)


MAC012-12 COMMUNITY ASSETS MAPPING PROJECT (SF12/172)
(Report by Community Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam)


MAC013-12 GENERAL BUSINESS (12/100)
(Report by Community Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam )




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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 5th June 2012

MAC009-12CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING
Report Author/sCommunity Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam
FileSF12/173



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Cultural Awareness training will be organised for Council’s staff during June 2012.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

As part of its commitment to improve service provision to CALD communities, Council will conduct a series of workshops for staff on cultural and diversity awareness.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX


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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 5th June 2012

MAC010-12REFUGEE WEEK 2012
Report Author/sCommunity Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam
File12/103



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Refugee Week 2012 will be marked this year in the St George region with a number of events between 21 - 23 June.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

Hurstville City Council will be involved in a Regional Project to celebrate Refugee Week 2012.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX


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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 5th June 2012

MAC011-12COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Report Author/sManager Community Services Mr D Linden
File12/100



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The current membership of the Committee will expire prior to the Council elections to be held in September.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted


REPORT DETAIL

The Terms of Reference of the Multicultural Advisory Committee provides that membership will be publicly advertised every four years (ie at the end of the term of Council).

The term of the current Council will end prior to the next General Election of Council which will be held on 8 September 2012 and following the meeting of the Advisory Committee scheduled for 7 August the membership of the current members on the Committee will cease.

Following the Council elections a Council meeting is scheduled for 26 September where Council will determine the Councillor representatives on various committees including the Advisory Committees and notification will be placed in the Leader newspaper inviting nominations for the various committees. The first meeting of the committees will be scheduled (probably in November) at which time the membership will be determined. This meeting will be the last for 2012 with the regular meeting cycle resuming in February 2013.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted

(Moved Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX


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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 5th June 2012

MAC012-12COMMUNITY ASSETS MAPPING PROJECT
Report Author/sCommunity Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam
FileSF12/172



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A series of workshops are being conducted in Hurstville LGA at the moment aimed at recognising the local skills, abilities, talents and experiences of the CALD communities.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

Through the Community Assets Mapping project, Council would like to map capabilities and assets of members of the Committee and update the Committee on progress of the project.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





APPENDIX


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MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 5th June 2012

MAC013-12GENERAL BUSINESS
Report Author/sCommunity Worker, Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms J Bassam
File12/100



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Committee discussion of General Business.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAIL

Committee discussion of General Business including Council’s Harmony Day Celebration, Council's Open Day, creation of a Ministry for Multicultural Affairs and feedback on Migration Heritage Project.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - MAC

THAT the information be received and noted.


RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





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