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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.

NEW CEO APPOINTED TO MULTICULTURAL NSW (Released 20 December 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams today appointed Joseph La Posta as the Chief Executive Officer of Multicultural NSW.

Mr Williams said Mr La Posta has spent more than a decade in executive community engagement roles, including for the Australian Football League, Sport NSW and most recently talkforce.

CHAMPION MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATORS (Released 6 November 2018)

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams tonight announced winners of the Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards.   

Reports on powerful personal journeys of refugees and a comprehensive marketing campaign for multicultural carers were among the winning entries. 

FUNDING FOR MULTICULTURAL PROJECTS (Released 5 November 2018)

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today announced $300,000 in grants is available for eligible multicultural projects that strengthen social cohesion in NSW.

“Grants of up to $40,000 are available for year-long projects that will have longlasting positive impacts on our society,” Mr Williams said.