Troubles at the Office of Ethnic Communities

Troubles at the Office of Ethnic Communities

Laura Walters Wellington, July 10, 2019 Multicultural communities have lost faith in the Office of Ethnic Communities (OEC), with allegations of bullying and racism, high turnover, and a lack of leadership and direction. The Office of Ethnic Communities is being described as “ineffectual” and “irrelevant” by those it is supposed to serve. OEC, which sits as a third-tier office within the Department…

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Government abandons plan to set up Ethnic Communities Ministry

Government abandons plan to set up Ethnic Communities Ministry

Laura Walters Wellington, July 9, 2019 The Government will not upgrade the Office of Ethnic Communities to a Ministry, despite a pre-election promise from Labour, and the national focus on issues facing ethnic communities following the terrorism attack in March. Community advocates and organisations are disappointed at the decision, as they believed a dedicated Ministry would add clout and visibility…

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