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Stepan Kerkyasharian (1943– )
Stepan Kerkyasharian (say Kir-kia-share-ian) was born on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus in 1943 of Armenian parentage. He has spent most of his adult life working for the benefit of people who have come to live in Australia from overseas. He was the head of SBS radio from 1980 to 1989. He then became the head of a New South Wales statutory body called the Ethnic Affairs Commission. This agency works to help people from overseas settle into their new lives and be treated fairly, and provides access and opportunities for their participation in the life of the State of New South Wales.
Stepan Kerkyasharian was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1992 and a Fellow of the University of Technology Sydney in 1995.
What are Stepan Kerkyasharian qualifications if he has any? How he became president of the Anti-Discrimination Board and on which basis? How he could hold two positions, particularly as president of the Anti-Discrimination Board, with another?
No one knows and certainly there is no information about neither his qualifications nor his background which enabled him to have such highly regarded and sensible positions. Does anyone there knows for sure what is the basis for for all his nominations starting by being head of SBS?