Redefining the Mainstream: Local Government, Inclusive Communities

The Second National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism, Immigration and Human Rights


Cr Rasa Subramaniam OAM, JP
Councillor, City of Melville, Western Australia

Diversity Awareness - City of Melville -A City of All Seasons and All Shades

Diversity Awareness - City of Melvlle - A City of All Seasons a and All Shades
Paper By Cr Rasa Subramaniam OAM, JP

The history of development of programmes for the cultural needs of the Diverse community within the city of Melville. The beginning of the Multicultural Advisory Committee and the development to what it is today during the last 10 Years.

The Success and the failures of the programmes to address the needs of our diverse community. The evolution of some of the programmes that exist to date.

Why local government should take a very proactive role in developing suitable programmes to address issues of racial harmony and tolerance. There is a need to address Access and equity and prevention of racial discrimination by working to gather. Some of the programmes developed do need a lot of resource to develop-just a desire to serve the diversity community. The Trust developed with the community will go a long way in developing partnership with the community and the State and Federal governments

Arrived in Australia in 1968, employed as Senior Radiographer since 1970. First Asian to be elected into Local Government in WA in 1991. Appointed as Convenor of Local Government Network for The Federation of Ethnic Communities Council Of Australia. Was involved in National Refugee week, WA, Celebrate WA and Local Government Multicultural Network. Advisory council to the minister on Multicultural Issues.

Power point presentation
will be able to present 30 min or be involved with workshop with other

Presentation Type
30 min. Paper

Equipment Requirements:
Data Projector


Deakin Woolstores Campus, Geelong Waterfront
30 November - 1 December 2001