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New appointments to the Advertising Standards Board Advertising Standards Board The centrepiece of the self-regulation system is the dedication, composition and independence of the Advertising Standards Board. The Board includes people from a broad range of age groups and backgrounds and is gender balanced – representative of the diversity of Australian society. CARLY WALLACE Appointed April 2016 MOHAMMAD AL-KHAFAJI Appointed May 2016 Carly Wallace is a Dulguburra Yidinji woman from the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland who is now based in Brisbane. Mohammad Al-khafaji is the CEO of Welcome to Australia and the current FECCA Youth Chair. Born in Iraq, he came to Australia in 2003 via Syria as a refugee when he was 13. Since arriving in Australia Mohammad has dedicated himself to his work and studies. He completed a Bachelor of Software Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2012. She worked in radio and television for 10 years before joining AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) where she now works as a presenter and communications assistant. Carly is an AV Myer Award recipient and completed a Graduate Diploma in Radio Broadcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2010 - the first and only Indigenous radio graduate in the school’s history. Her career includes work at various media outlets across the country including, Radio 4K1G in Townsville, ABC 702 in Sydney, ABC 612 in Brisbane, ABC In Cairns, ABC Digital Radio, and most recently, NITV (National Indigenous Television) as a television presenter on TV Programs Around the Traps, Yabun Festival and Our Songs. Joining AIME in 2014, Carly combined her love of working with Indigenous youth and her media experience into one with her role which sees her travelling across the state of Queensland to deliver the AIME program to Indigenous high school students. Carly also manages the AIME Instagram page and assists in the broader AIME communications team. Carly considers her work at AIME to be her passion and enjoys sharing her knowledge and her story with the next generation of Indigenous youth. 24 He is passionate about changing the national conversation around asylum seekers to a positive one through education and grass roots movements. In line with this Mohammad was appointed as the CEO of Welcome to Australia in September 2015. He committed to giving new arrivals the same welcome he received when he arrived in 2003. Mohammad volunteers for a number of organisations and is passionate about empowering young people to reach their full potential. He is the Youth Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities` Councils of Australia (FECCA). He was the chairperson of the Minister’s Youth Council from 2011 to 2012 in South Australia. Mohammad was part of the Australian Youth Leadership Conference (Adelaide 2005), a delegate at the Federal Government’s 2020 Youth Summit in Canberra in 2008, was awarded the South Australian Governor’s Multicultural award for youth achievement in 2012, and last year was a finalist in the Pride of Australia Awards in the Fair Go category. Mohammad is an active community member. He lives in Adelaide, the best city in Australia. Advertising Standards Bureau