Sydney (Press Release): Nominations are now open for the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals to people who have given exemplary service to the multicultural community in NSW.
Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced that as many as six people will receive the honour at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on 10 April – one of the highlights of the NSW Government’s inaugural Multicultural March.
“The medals honour the work of individuals who have contributed to community services, cultural exchange, harmony and economic activity,” Mr Dominello said.
“They also recognise the achievements of all migrants who have chosen to make NSW their home.”
Nominations are also open for people to join the state’s Multicultural Honour Roll, a posthumous permanent record dedicated to those who made a lasting contribution to the NSW community that extends beyond their life.
Inductees to the Honour Roll will also be announced at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner in Sydney. The NSW Government is inviting all of NSW to join in Multicultural March, the month-long celebration of one of the State’s greatest assets – its cultural diversity.
Events include the FREE Voices in Harmony Choral Concert outside St Mary’s Cathedral on 23 March and the Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards on 28 February. Local councils across the state will also hold dozens of activities to celebrate Harmony Day on 21 March.
“With one-quarter of our citizens born overseas and about 260 languages spoken here, Multicultural March is a wonderful opportunity for all people across NSW to reach out, understand and appreciate our differences,” Mr Dominello said. For more information on the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals and Multicultural Honour Roll visit the NSW Community Relations Commission website www.crc.nsw.gov.au .
Information on Multicultural March and Harmony Day activities is available on the website www.multiculturalnsw.com.au