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Premiers Multicultural Medal Awards

February 13, 2014 by

NOMINATIONS are open for the 2014 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals which recognise members of the migrant community who have made outstanding contributions in the field of multiculturalism in NSW. Go to the site to download nomination forms!

The program is co-ordinated by the Community Relations Commission (CRC) for a multicultural NSW. Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the awards were an important opportunity for multicultural community leaders in the region to be recognised for their service and achievements. “I encourage people to identify current leaders within our multicultural communities whose outstanding service warrants special recognition,” he said.

Nominations are also open for the Multicultural Honour Roll, which places on permanent record the names and achievements of significant immigrant pioneers. The Multicultural Community Medals Program is now in its second year and recognises six categories of community service:

Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award: for an individual or organisation building social cohesion and acceptance between members of different cultural or faith communities

Youth: for an individual under the age of 25 who promotes intercultural dialogue and understanding;

Lifetime Community Service: for an individual who demonstrates exceptional commitment to service within a migrant community

Arts and Culture: for an individual who enhances the cultural and artist life in NSW through the promotion of cultural understanding

Regional Communities: for an individual who contributes significantly to the wellbeing of a particular regional community

Economic Participation: for an individual who fosters stronger economic relations between NSW and another country in the industry.

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell will announce the winners at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on April 10, 2014 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Details on the Multicultural Community Medals, including information on how to lodge a nomination, can be found on the Community Relations Commission website, www.crc.nsw.gov.au. Nominations close on February 21.

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