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Winners of the 2020 Premier's Multicultural Community Medals

Winners of the 2020 Premier's Multicultural Community Medals

The 2020 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals had 22 other finalists who were recognised for their outstanding commitment to social cohesion and community harmony. Please read more about the 2020 Finalists here.

Barker Henley Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Community Harmony Medal: Mayor Chagai

Mayor was six years old when he fled war and famine in South Sudan. During his early turbulent years, Mayor found relief in basketball. As a refugee himself, he understands…

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Adaps Business Excellence - Corporate Medal: Allianz

The Allianz Ladder program is a partnership between Allianz Australia and Settlement Services International. As a large national employer, Allianz recognises that gaining employment is key to building a successful…

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Welcoming Cities Business Excellence - Local Government Medal: Fairfield City Council

Fairfield Local Government Area in South West Sydney is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse LGAs in Australia. Since the 1970s, Fairfield has received large numbers of humanitarian…

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B1 Group Business Excellence - Not for Profit Medal: Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

The Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI) is the regional peak body for multicultural communities in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region. MCCI provides many community-based programs including home and community care for…

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Australian National Maritime Museum Arts and Culture Medal: Shyamla Eswaran

Shyamla is a Performing Artist, Choreographer & Educator who is dedicated to creating social change through the arts. Over the past two years, Shyamla has delivered 53 school workshops and…

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All Graduates Interpreting & Translating Language Services Medal: Chamoun Salameh Bechara

Chamoun started his career as a freelance Arabic interpreter and translator in early 2006. He interpreted in legal, social welfare, immigration, and education settings. However, his goal was to help…

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SBS Lifetime Community Service Medal: Dr Leng Tan

Dr Tan is a medical professional, community leader, and humanitarian ambassador. Dr Tan has held leadership roles in both the Chinese Youth League and Chinese Australian Services Society, known as…

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Settlement Services International NSW Human Rights Medal: Waskam Emelda Davis

Emelda has been at the forefront of activism to raise the profile of the marginalised descendants of Australia’s Blackbird trade in the Pacific. She draws on a deep knowledge and…

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CommBank Regional Unity Medal: Yvi Henderson

In 2006, Yvi initiated a support program for migrant and refugee communities in Cooma with Monaro Family Support Service. The service provides counselling, advocacy and community contacts and networks. Yvi…

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Shepherds Bay Plaza Sports Medal: GWS Giants

The GWS GIANTS is an AFL Club based in Greater Western Sydney committed to embracing and celebrating diversity. This year, the club ran their first ever 'Welcome Game' that saw…

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National Rugby League Youth Medal: Luiza Knijnik

Luiza is a Year 11 student at Caringbah High School. From a young age, Luiza wanted to help people in vulnerable situations. Over the past two years, Luiza has headed…

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