On behalf of the Australian Multicultural Foundation board and staff we wish to express our deep sadness on the passing of Australia’s legendary fashion designer and pioneer of Multiculturalism Carla Zampatti. Carla was an inspiring board member of the Australian Multicultural Foundation for over 12 years. Carla was a champion in promoting a strong commitment to Australia and its diversity. Her advocacy, commitment, and encouragement to young people from all cultural backgrounds to reach their goals in life was inspirational.
Carla’s contribution to Multicultural Australia and to promote the best utilisation of our diverse skills and talents in advancing Australia’s social, economic and cultural well-being will be an ongoing legacy.
Her vision for Australia as a creative force and as Multicultural icon will be sadly missed, our thoughts are with Carla’s family and friends.