Policy Adviser to Dr Peter Wong, Unity Party MP, Sydney
When Ethnic Peak Organisations Disagree With Government:
Recent NSW History
Examines the 1999-2000 conflict between the Ethnic Communities
Council (ECC) of NSW and the NSW Government/ Ethnic Affairs Commission,
over the Government's change of the name and role of the Commission.
To cover the ECC's approach to resolving the dispute, the ultimate
effectiveness of the ECC, the NSW Government's approach to the
dispute, and the outcome for the ECC's funding and independence.
Will examine the implications for the future organisation and
strategies to be adopted by ethnic peak organisations if they
are to be credible, representative and advocate in interests
of diverse communities. Also, the implications for the independence
of advocacy organisations who receive Government funding.
Paul Mortimer has worked for non-government and community advocacy
organisations for seventeen years, including the Tenants Union
of NSW and St George Migrant Resource Centre. Until June 2000
he worked as Policy Officer of the Ethnic Communities Council
of NSW, and was recently appointed as Policy Adviser to Dr Peter
Wong, Unity Party MP in the NSW Upper House of Parliament. In
his spare time he plays Irish music.
30 min paper