Multicultural affairs (grant to the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia)
Enable the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) to provide advice to the government on the views and needs of ethnic communities in Australia.
The government provided a grant of $406 000 to FECCA in 2007–08 to assist in meeting this objective.
The activities of FECCA have centred on providing input to the government from the perspective of its constituency.
Throughout the year, FECCA has made contributions to policies and programs to support consideration of cultural diversity issues in a range of areas including submissions on carers, human services, enhanced service delivery, citizenship, minimum wage review, composition of the Humanitarian Program, migration amendment review, review of aged care services, telecommunications, the Budget and the 2020 Summit. FECCA has also actively promoted the benefits of cultural diversity, social inclusion and community harmony.Table 87: Multicultural affairs (grant to the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia)—performance information
|Agreed performance indicators met||FECCA has substantially met the performance indicators and priority objectives under its work plan|
|One grant paid on time||One grant of $406 000 to FECCA paid on time in two instalments (September 2007 and February 2008)|