Hass Dellal

Executive 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. Between 2002-2004 he was also appointed a part time Special Adviser for the Australasian Police Multicultural Advisory Bureau by the Conference of Commissioners of Police, Australasia and the South West Pacific Region. Dr Dellal has had extensive experience throughout Australia and internationally on multicultural affairs and has spearheaded a number of initiatives and policies for the benefit and development of the general community. He has initiated numerous reports, programs, research studies and conferences that deal in community relations, social cohesion, volunteerism, community capacity building, business, police relations, countering violent extremism, youth issues, access and equity, cultural and religious diversity, skill recognition, cross cultural training, second language development, philanthropy and the arts for policy development and implementation on behalf of government, community and the private sector. Dr Dellal serves on many government and private sector boards and committees. Some of these include: Deputy Chair, Board of Directors, SBS Television and Radio (Special Broadcasting Services) and council member of the Australian Government’s Australian Multicultural Council (AMC). Dr Dellal was 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. He was also conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences by RMIT University on the 13 December 2006.