Dr Bulent (Hass) Dellal OAM
Director, Australian Multicultural Foundation
Dr Bulent (Hass) Dellal OAM was appointed Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation in 1989, an organisation established to promote a strong commitment to Australia as one people drawn from many cultures. He was also appointed as Special Adviser for the Australasian Police Multicultural Advisory Bureau by the Conference of Commissioners of Police, Australasia and the South West Pacific Region in 2002-2004.
Doctor of Social Science honoris causa, RMIT University
Dr Dellal has had extensive experience throughout Australia and internationally on multicultural affairs and has spearheaded a number of initiatives for the benefit and development of the general community. He serves on a number of committees and boards that deal in community relations, business, police relations, access and equity, religious diversity, skill recognition, second language development, philanthropy and the arts.
He has also prepared numerous reports and programs on community relations, on behalf of Government and the private sector.
Dr Dellal’s current membership includes: member of the Board of Trustees, European Multicultural Foundation; member of the Board, Adult Multicultural Education Services; member of the International Steering Committee, International Metropolis Project (Canada); member of the Advisory Committee, Immigration Museum (Victoria); Convenor, Diversity Matters Forums; member of the Victoria Police Ethical Standards Consultative Committee; member of the Advisory Board, UNESCO Chair in Inter-religious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific; member, Australian Partnership of Ethnic and Religious Organisations (APERO); Advisory Panel Member, Australasian Police Multicultural Advisory Bureau since 1993; Fellow, Williamson Leadership Program 1993. He was a former Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for services to Multicultural Organisations, the Arts, and the Community on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 1997, and awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2003.
Dr Bulent (Hass) Dellal OAM delivered the keynote address at the RMIT Graduation Ceremony held at Telstra Dome in Melbourne on Wednesday 13 December 2006.
Read more about Dr Bulent (Hass) Dellal OAM. Read speech.