Manningham Council would like to congratulate local resident Faiza Rehman on her recent appointment to the Australian Multicultural Council (AMC).
Ms Rehman migrated to Doncaster from Pakistan in 1997, and is a valuable member of the Manningham community advocating for youth empowerment and inspiring young people to push their boundaries to achieve their goals.
Ms Rehman, a qualified lawyer, is currently a Youth Officer at the United Muslim Migrant Association. In 2005, she was nominated for the Young Muslim Australian of the Year for her community work, and in 2013 she was a contestant on MasterChef.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Paul McLeish, said Ms Rehman provides an important voice for our diverse population.
“Manningham is home to people from many different backgrounds, faiths and religions, and it is important that all of these views are represented.”
“I have no doubt Ms Rehman’s knowledge, enthusiasm, drive and compassion will make her a valuable asset to the AMC,” he said.
The AMC currently consists of six members who provide advice to the Federal Government on multicultural affairs policy and programs, including how to address racism and discrimination.