ECCNSW Statement After Federal Election

by Esther Lozano - Friday, 22 July 2016

In direct response to the federal election, a special meeting of the members forum of the ECC of NSW was convened by the Chair, Mr. Peter Doukas on Wednesday 20th July 2016. The meeting set a policy framework for a response to the recent disturbing changes in Australian politics.

The unanimous outcome is for the ECCNSW to continue to lead the agenda in the multicultural space and set a course of action. This will include: 

1.       Release policy statement

2.       Call for unity

3.       Dialogue and community voices

4.       Collective action

5.       Media communication 

As a result from the meeting, a central policy statement has been made by the members as follows: 

“Multiculturalism has been an overwhelming success in Australia. ECCNSW condemns the divisive anti–multicultural policies of fringe political elements entering into the Australian parliament.

As the peak body representing communities in NSW, ECC urges all Australians to reject any policies, which will damage the fabric of our community.

Australia is one multicultural nation 

The board will meet shortly and will be forwarding correspondence directly to members of parliament but more importantly to our members. 

The ECCNSW Chair, Mr Peter Doukas stated “The ECC of NSW is the peak body representing our diverse multicultural communities. We will continue to rely on and work with our member communities to fight the scourge which threatens our harmony and social cohesion and divides our society”.