Our 35th Anniversary

by Jordan Valageorgiou - Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The ECC was established in 1975 at Sydney Town Hall by a mass rally of all ethnic communities in the presence of two former Prime Ministers, Hon. Gough Whitlam and Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser.

The ECC in NSW was the first such organisation in Australia and went on to assist in the establishment of ECCs in other States and also the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia. The ECC over these years has also played a significant role in the establishment of major institutions such as SBS Television and the Community relations Commission.

The 35th Anniversary was also the venue for the launch of the national awards for Building Inclusive Communities, a joint venture by ECC and Macquarie University.