***DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES,WE REGRETFULLY HAVE CANCELLED THIS EVENT***The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria in association with the Greek Community of Melbourne are holding a forum on the matter of the Australian dual citizenship, the High Court and the Constitutional crisis.
With nearly 50% of the Australian population born overseas or having a parent born overseas the strict requirements of Section 44(i) do not reflect a Multicultural Australia.
A significant number are dual either by birth or decent and this was legalised by the Howard Government in April 2002. Whilst these duals citizens in many Australian States have the right to be elected in their respective State Parliaments the Constitution denies that right on a Federal level.
The forum will take place at the Greek Centre, Mezzanine level, 168 Lonsdale Street Melbourne. Thursday 12 October 2017, 7:30pm
- Eddie Micallef - Chairperson ECCV, former Member of Vic Parliament
- Joe Caputo - President of FECCA
- George Zangalis - Federation member FECCA and Migrant workers and ethnic community
When: Thursday 12/10/2017 @ 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Where: Greek Centre, Level M, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Panel discussion: Joe Caputo, Eddie Micallef and George Zangalis