Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the multicultural community through leadership and advisory roles, to the advancement of inclusiveness and social harmony, to youth, and to the broadcast media.
Bulent (Hass) Dellal AO is the executive director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, an organisation established in 1989 to promote a strong commitment to Australia as one people drawn from many cultures. He is the former chair of SBS Television and Radio.
Hass has more than 30 years' experience in multicultural affairs and serves on a number of committees and boards, including chair of the Centre for Multicultural Youth, chair of the Islamic Museum of Australia, is co-chair of the Victoria Police multifaith council and is a fellow of the Williamson Leadership Program.
Internationally, he co-founded and established the European Multicultural Foundation. He also introduced the biannual Diversity Matters Conferences for Commonwealth nations and has promoted the Australian multicultural experience internationally on many occasions.
Hass has prepared numerous reports, programs and conferences that deal with community relations, community capacity building, business, police relations, youth issues, access and equity, and cultural and religious diversity.
He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences by RMIT University in 2006, and was appointed Adjunct Professor of the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University's faculty of arts and education in 2020.
Reviewed 15 December 2021