Role

The group comprises of leaders from culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities and their representative organisations, health experts and medical and public health practitioners. The group builds our long engagement with culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse stakeholder groups on issues including, but not limited to, mental health, primary care, disability and aged care.

The purpose of the group is to provide Health with advice on the experience of culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse people and communities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group will also provide recommendations and options, where required, to improve health outcomes and mitigate the health impact of COVID-19, for people and communities from multicultural backgrounds.

Terms of reference

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities COVID-19 Health Advisory Group – Terms of reference

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities COVID-19 Health Advisory Group is responsible for long engagement with culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse stakeholder groups on issues including, but not limited to, mental health, primary care, disability and aged care.

Members

Role

Name

Organisation

Chair

Dr Lucas de Toca

Australian Government Department of Health

Member

Ms Carita Davis

Australian Government Department of Health

Member

Ms Gulnara Abbasova

Migration Council Australia

Member

Mr Mohammad Al‑Khafaji

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia

Member

Dr Tony Bartone

General Practitioner and management executive

Member

Dr Leanne Beagley

Mental Health Australia (Embrace Multicultural Mental Health)

Member

Ms Sandra Elhelw Wright

Settlement Council of Australia

Member

Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia

Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators  

Member

Mrs Claire Hewat

Allied Health Professions Australia

Member

Prof Andrew Jakubowicz

Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney

Member

Mrs Maria Johns

Multicultural Aged Care (PICAC Alliance)

Member

Ms Carmel Guerra

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network

Member

A/Prof Kamalini Lokuge

Humanitarian Research Program at Research School of Population Health - Australian National University

Member

Dr Adele Murdolo

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

Member

TBA

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Member

A/Prof Georgia Paxton

Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne

Member

Professor Christine Phillips

Refugee Health Network of Australia

Member

Dr Ines Rio

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network - Health expert 

Member

Ms Alice Ling

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

Member

Prof Helen Skouteris

Healthcare Improvement and Implementation Science at Monash University

Member

Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Monash Health

Member

Mrs Andrea Vancia

Brisbane South Primary Health Network - Health expert

Member

Dr Kate Walker

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Observer

Mrs Danielle Louis

State and Territory Representative, Tasmania

Observer

Ms Lyndal Gallagher

State and Territory Representative, Western Australia

Observer

Mr Tim Duck

State and Territory Representative, New South Wales

Observer

Mr Anup Pereira   

State and Territory Representative, Australian Capital Territory

Observer

Ms Melanie Nicholls

State and Territory Representative, Queensland

Observer

Professor Ben Cowie

State and Territory Representative, Victoria

Observer Professor Katina D'Onise State and Territory Representative, South Australia
Observer Representative State and Territory Representative, Northern Territory

Communiques

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities COVID-19 Health Advisory Group – Communiques

Communiques from the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities COVID-19 Health Advisory Group.

Last updated: 
21 October 2021