Nominate an unsung community hero for multicultural awards

JANELLE SAFFIN, State Member for the Lismore electorate, is calling on Northern Rivers residents to put forward nominations for the 2024 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals, which open today.
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The medals honour the unsung community heroes who work in the field of multiculturalism in NSW. Submissions have also opened for the 2024 Multicultural Honour Roll, which give posthumous recognition for significant achievements by members of NSW’s vast and diverse society.

“Our communities are diverse and this diversity both strengthens and enriches our society,” Ms Saffin said.

“For instance, during and after the 2022 Northern Rivers flood events we saw enormous contributions made to the rescue and recovery effort by local Aboriginal organisations, migrant workers from the Pacific and faith-based communities.

“It is great that we can acknowledge contributions such as these through these awards.”

There are 12 categories for the awards, including business, local government, not-for-profit and a special category to recognise the achievements of an outstanding and innovative language teacher who instils knowledge and a lifelong love of language and culture in students.

The awards program is one of the most prestigious in the State. Medal recipients and Honour Roll inductees are celebrated at a gala awards ceremony attended by hundreds of community members and cultural, faith and political leaders.

Premier Chris Minns said he was proud to endorse this year’s awards.

“These awards recognise not only the incredible leaders in New South Wales right now, but also those who have come before us, whose impact is still being felt decades later,” he said.

Nominations close on Thursday 7 September.

For further information on how to apply, please visit: The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals – Multicultural NSW.

Tuesday 1 August 2023