Following the Italian National Ball , which this year raised funds to start
a dedicated service to support young Italians coming to Australia,
Co.As.It. met with Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris
During the meeting, President Lorenzo Fazzini, CEO Andrea Comastri and a
number of representatives from the Board and staff, illustrated to the
Minister Co.As.It.'s vision in the area of assistance to new migrants.
Co.As.It.'s vision is two-fold:
· Establish a new culturally and linguistically appropriate service to
support young Italians coming to Australia
· Position itself as a model for new and emerging communities.
Co.As.It. is a leader in the provision of culturally and linguistically
appropriate services to new and established migrant communities.. With over
45 years' experience in assisting the Italian community, Co.As.It. has
developed the capacity to provide services to other CALD communities and
the mainstream community.
Co.As.It. has the knowledge, experience and vision to become both a
service provider and a model for new and
The Minister welcomed Co.As.It.'s initiative and invited Co.As.It. to
consider a range of funding opportunities within the Immigration Portfolio.
In the photo from left to right:
Marco Zangari, Youth and Family Worker, Sara Villella, Acting Deputy CEO,
Lorenzo Fazzini, President, the Hon Chris Bowen, Minister for Immigration
and Citizenship, Maria Pirrello, Board member, Romano Di Donato, Board
Member, Andrea Comastri, CEO, Maria Angelatos, Acting Community Services
Manager, Paul Dovico, Board member.