Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The state government is looking for strong members of the Greek community to join its new Ministerial Consultative Committee. As a way for the Greek community to have a direct communication line with senior ministers, the committee will be open to anyone interested that meets the selection criteria (see bellow). Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP says the committee is noting the big contribution the Greek community has given Australia. “The Greek community has made an important contribution to Australia for many years. That’s why the Government is formally recognising its role by establishing this Ministerial Consultative Committee,” Mr Bowen said. Member for Hindmarsh, Steve Georganas MP, and Member for Calwell, Maria Vamvakinou MP will be co-chairing the committee. “Maria and I have worked tirelessly over the years to ensure that the Greek Australian community is heard and recognised for their contributions. This committee will provide a powerful new channel through which we can work to make sure that continues.” Mr Georganas says. The Ministerial Consultative Committee will comprise approximately 10 members, drawn from Greek community leaders across Australia. The Government will also hold an annual forum for the committee to facilitate access to the Prime Minister and other senior Government ministers. Candidates must address these selection criteria: · Displays strong leadership in the community · Demonstrates an understanding of issues affecting the community · Possesses a capacity to inform and consult within the community · Experience in engaging with and working with government Please email expressions of interest to Timothy Chandran in the Immigration Minister Chris Bowen’s office [email protected] before 5pm on Friday, 6 July.