The Ethnic Communities' Council of New South Wales (ECC) is the peak body representing many organisations and people from the multicultural community in the Australian state of New South Wales. Established in 1975, it is run democratically by its members and is governed by its Management and Executive Committees. The members of these committees comprise representatives from the wide range of community organisations and individuals which are the stakeholders in the ECC. The ECC is an Incorporated Association and a copy of the Constitution is available on its website.
The ECC of NSW's primary roles are advocacy, education and community development. The council actively promotes the principles of multiculturalism, and lobbies for the development of culturally inclusive society. The Council is involved in developing strategies regarding the most important issues to touch ethnic communities such as: housing, employment, the impact of gambling, the perception of a correlation between crime and ethnicity, water safety, bank closures and fees, and racism in sport.
It has contributed to the establishment of organisations such as the Ethnic Affairs Commission of New South Wales, (now the Community Relations Commission of New South Wales) the Federation of Community Relations Schools, the Association of Translators and Interpreters, SBS Television and Multicultural Community Radio.
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