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Health Reference Group which includes relevant external stakeholders and provides guidance to the Directorate and Canberra Health Services on multicultural issues.

(l) The ACT Health internet site includes a number of pages with information relating to multicultural health in the ACT. Included is information on using health services in the ACT (including access to services and availability of interpreters and resources), particular health topics, and staying healthy and safe during cultural festivals. Information is available at:, and

(m) The ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services intranet includes a section on multicultural health. Included is information on the Tier 1 policy and procedure, the national Translation and Interpreter Service, consent and treatment, seeking feedback from consumers of CALD backgrounds, links to resources within the ACT and other jurisdictions, and training opportunities. The multicultural health information on both the intranet and internet are available to all staff of both organisations.

(n) Training in cultural competence and working with interpreters is available to all staff in the ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services. Training is available in both e-learning and face-to-face formats. In developing this training, ACT Health was cognisant of advice provided by the ACT Health Multicultural Health Reference Group.

Multicultural affairs—honorary ambassador program
(Question No 2011)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) Is the Multicultural Advisory Council currently involved in developing the Honorary Ambassador Program, including the selection criteria and how to appoint an Honorary Ambassador and is the program expected to be progressed further in 2019. In the 2017–18 Outcome of the ACT Multicultural Framework First Action Plan 2015–18 for Objective Three (Capitalising on the benefits of Cultural Diversity) states that the program will be promoted by increasing the number of Honorary Ambassadors appointed from local multicultural groups, who were the Honorary Ambassadors appointed in the following years, for how long did they serve, and which cities did they help promote Canberra to (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18 and (d) 2018-19 to date.

(2) What is the selection and appointment criteria for Honorary Ambassadors as they currently exist.

(3) When was the Honorary Ambassador program (or previously/currently existing equivalent) first established.

(4) What were the names of any previously or currently existing equivalent programs.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

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