Ms Peulich said the delay was an extraordinary show of indecision and clearly demonstrated the Government’s attitude towards business and jobs.
Ms Peulich has raised the matter in Parliament on six occasions in the past year.
The previous committee had 19 members from 16 countries. This has been reduced to 14 members, with just 3 returning.
Quotes attributed to Inga Peulich MLC, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs:
“Small business needs to be agile and flexible to be able to quickly adapt to change. These appointments have come at a snail’s pace and are over a year too late. A year, many jobs, many opportunities and millions of dollars that has been lost for multicultural business due to the Andrews’ Labor Government’s indecision.
“Whilst Labor’s unions have a cosy relationship with the Andrews Government, multicultural business has been nothing more than an after-thought for them.
“In the first year of its term, Daniel Andrews and Labor sacrificed the first Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, have forced an investigation into alleged electoral rorts, but even so, Multicultural Business has been left hung-out to dry.