Christian Astourian is the Program Manager for the Diversity and Disability program at the Migrant Resource Centre North West, Christian speaks 4 languages fluently (Italian, Greek, French and English).
He has served to progress the recognition of the rights of persons with disability at the local, state, national and international levels. He participated at a UN Disability Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil representing the disability movement.
In 2006, he was a candidate in the Victorian State Election raising awareness on disability rights. He was President of the Cerebral Palsy Support Network for 5 years, Board Member of Scope Australia for 9 years, member of the Disability Advisory Committee for the City of Melbourne for 5 years, Vice Chairperson of Arts Access Victoria for 5 years, member of the Disability Reference Group for the Victorian Human Rights Commission for 6 years, board member and Chairperson of the Disability Committee for the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia for 4 years and on the board of the Victorian government Disability Service Commission for 15 years.
He was also on the Merri Bek Council Disability Advisory Committee for 3 years and chairperson of the Customer Insight Committee and member of the Disability Royal Commission advisory committee within Scope Australia for 3 years.
He is currently on the board of the Disability Workers Registration commission and the Victorian government Community Advisory Council focusing specifically on the NDIS.