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NEW NSW CITIZENS TAKE TO FOOTY FIELD (Released 19 May 2019)

Today 300 new citizens enjoyed their first moments as Australians as the guard of honour for the players at the AFL GIANTS Welcome Game against Carlton, following their citizenship ceremony.

Minister for Multiculturalism and Sport John Sidoti said coupling the citizenship ceremony with an iconic sporting event was a fabulous introduction for the newest Australian citizens.

CONNECTING REFUGEES WITH REGIONAL NSW (Released 19 May 2019)

Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti today attended the ‘Take the LEAP Employment Expo’ that helps migrants and refugees in Western Sydney overcome employment barriers by introducing them to regional job opportunities.

The Expo in Fairfield provides an opportunity for regional towns to promote themselves to job seekers and present information on incentives to support regional job relocation.

NSW YOUTH BUILD INTERFAITH BRIDGES (Released 16 May 2019)

Hundreds of young people will come together with religious leaders from across Sydney to create the first interfaith statement of unity in NSW - the ‘Sydney Statement’.

Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti said the NSW Government was proud to commit $100,000 to support the two-year program which will encourage young people to champion interfaith harmony.

ANTI DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE RECEIVES TOP HONOURS (Released 28 February 2019)

Lawyer and anti-domestic violence advocate, Dr Chandrika Subramaniyan, has been recognised by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for her pro bono legal work with refugee and migrant women.

Ms Berejiklian presented the Stepan Kerkysharian AO Harmony Medal to Dr Chandrika Subramaniyan at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner tonight.

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG LEADERS (Released 28 February 2019)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today announced the successful Community Partnership Action (COMPACT) Program received an additional $1.2 million for 10 new projects.

“Over the last two years, an extraordinary 20,000 young people and 130 schools in NSW have already benefitted from COMPACT,” Mr Williams said.

CELEBRATING OUR CULTURAL DIVERSITY (Released 25 January 2019)

Multicultural communities across NSW will benefit from $250,000 to support vibrant festivals and events that celebrate our diversity.

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams encouraged all eligible organisations in NSW to apply for a Celebrating Diversity Event grant.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BUDDING INTERPRETERS  (Released 22 January 2019)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today launched a $100,000 pilot program paving a pathway for up to 45 students across NSW to become practicing interpreters.

The NSW Interpreter Scholarship Program will support people who speak in-demand languages with fully funded scholarships to study interpreting at NSW TAFE.