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2017 MULTICULTURAL MARKETING AWARD WINNERS (Released 28 November 2017)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams tonight announced the winners of the 2017 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards (AMMAs).  
 
Mr Williams said this year’s winners helped break down barriers to promote diversity on our screens and across society.

MULTICULTURAL MARKETING AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED (Released 15 November 2017)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today announced the finalists for the 2017 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards (AMMAs).    Now in their 28th year, the AMMAs recognise excellence in multicultural marketing and communication.

Opera House turns gold for Diwali (Released 17 October 2017)

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House tonight turned gold to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali.  
 
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams hosted a community reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate the occasion.

Launch of New Resource to Counter Hate (Released 20 September 2017)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today launched the website, Remove Hate from the Debate, which hosts positive tools and techniques to help young people identify hate speech and understand how to best respond.  
 
Recent data shows 53 per cent of people aged 12 to 17 in Australia have seen or heard hateful comments about cultural or religious groups online.

Nominations Now Open for the 2017 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards (Released 14 September 2017)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams has announced nominations for the 2017 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards (AMMAs) are now open.
 
Now in their 28th year, the prestigious Awards recognise excellence in multicultural marketing and communication.

Multicultural Media Winners Announced (Released 30 August 2017)

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams tonight announced the winners of the 2017 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards.
 
Ground-breaking stories reporting on the devastating impact of domestic violence, a digital journey of an endangered Indigenous language, and personal stories of Italian migrants working on Australian farms were among the winning entries.

Premier's Multicultural Media Award Finalists (Released 1 August 2017)

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams have announced the finalists of the 2017 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards.  
 
Now in their fifth year, the awards recognise the valuable contribution made by multicultural media in NSW across 14 categories including Best Investigative Story, the Public Interest Award and Young Journalist of the Year.

New Arrivals to Benefit from More than $300,000 (Released 28 June 2017)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today announced more than $300,000 in funding for 50 innovative projects that support service gaps for refugees, migrants, youth and people with disability from diverse backgrounds in NSW.

Multicultural Communities to Benefit from $23 Million (Released 20 June 2017)

The 2017-18 NSW Budget provides increased support for Community Language Schools and continues the important work in our diverse communities, Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams announced.

Refugee Week (Released 18 June 2017)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today welcomed the beginning of Refugee Week and encouraged all members of our community to participate in local events to mark the occasion.

Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards (Released 11 May 2017)

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards (PMMAs), which recognise excellence in multicultural media in NSW. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams launched nominations, encouraging all multicultural media professionals to enter. 

Young People Create Inclusion Campaign (Released 7 April 2017)

Today, 140 young people from across the state came together to set the themes of the first youth-led campaign addressing inclusion in NSW. In his role as the Minister responsible for youth, Ray Williams opened the IDEATION 2017 – Create Your Campaign event as part of Youth Week.

Delivering Aged Care Jobs for Migrants (Released 31 March 2017)

More than ten people from culturally diverse backgrounds have graduated with qualifications to help them get jobs in the disability and aged care sectors, Minister Williams announced. 

Friends for Harmony (Released 21 March 2017)

To mark Harmony Day, Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today launched a digital documentary series featuring unique friendships across cultures.

2017 Premier’s Harmony Dinner Awards (Released 16 March 2017)

A volunteer organisation that established a solidarity walk confronting racism and discrimination has received top honours at the 2017 Premier’s Harmony Dinner.

NSW Government Celebrates Parramasala (Released 10 March 2017)

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams have officially opened one of NSW’s biggest multicultural festivals, Parramasala, which celebrates the cultures of Asia and beyond through food, music, film and dance

Premier’s Harmony Dinner Tickets Now on Sale (Released 6 March 2017)

Tickets are available for the not to be missed 2017 Premier’s Harmony Dinner being held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on 16 March.  

NSW Secures Key AFL Multicultural Event (Released 13 February 2017)

The NSW Government has secured the AFL’s Multicultural Round marquee match and festival in Western Sydney until 2021, announced Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today.

Multiculturalism Agency To Move to Parramatta (Released 27 January 2017)

The NSW Government’s multiculturalism agency, Multicultural NSW, and its more than 60 public servants will move to Parramatta as part of the Government’s ‘Decade of Decentralisation’ policy, Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka and Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism Dr Geoff Lee announced today.