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Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs

Vasiliki Nihas.

Vasiliki Nihas talking about the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs.

Created:

1996

Date Added:

26 June 2002

Source:

Making Multicultural Australia

Format:

mov (Quicktime);

File size:

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Length:

14 secs

Transcript

VASILIKI NIHAS
Consultant to government agencies (multicultural and access and equity policies) and former Board member, AIMA

AIMA (the Australian Institute for Multicultural Affairs) started articulating a more inclusive agenda in regard to multiculturalism. By inclusive I mean inclusive of Indigenous issues, and thatís been a very problematical area for multiculturalism...

CONTINUATION OF INTERVIEW AS TEXT

At the time that I was there, Al Grassby was also a member, Eric Wilmott was also a member. I think the inclusion of both those people was very important in AIMAís development... Having Eric Wilmott on it, who was an education expert as well as an Indigenous Australian, with a particular perspective brought to the table by him as an Indigenous Australian, was extraordinarily valuable. For me that was very much eye-opening, because Iíd been fighting for that inclusivity since about 1980.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1996.