Vasan Srinivasan has been inducted into the Australian national body, the Australian Multicultural Council (AMC) that advises the government on multicultural affairs and policy programmes. The announcement of Srinivasan's induction was made by Social Services minister Kevin Andrews, and Parliamentary Secretary Concetta Fierravanti-Wells in Melbourne. Srinivasan who is currently the Chair of Confederation of Indian Australian Associations, was former president of the Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria and was also the founding member of the Federation of Indian Multi-Faith Organisations of Victoria. The Council's role is to offer advice to the government on ways to sustain and support social cohesion within communities, to ensure all Australians have the opportunity to participate, engage, and contribute to Australian life. The current term of the AMC is for the next 3 years till December 2017.