On 16 June, newly-sworn in Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles gave his first speech at the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) Conference currently underway in Melbourne. Highlights:  Visa and citizenship backlogs ‘absolute priority’ for government, ‘Parent visa an important issue for my electorate’: Andrew Giles at FECCA conference ‘Current backlog a result of pandemic, new government needs to act quickly’: former immigration minister Dan Tehan.