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Media Releases for Multicultural NSW

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Supporting grassroots community projects

Grant funding is now available for projects supporting multicultural communities across NSW, Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Mr Geoff Lee announced today.

“The NSW Government’s Celebrating Diversity Grants will support projects that break down barriers and create opportunities for greater social cohesion across our community,” Mr Lee said.

“I encourage all our eligible community organisations to consider applying.”


Nominate your Harmony Champions

Nominations for the 2020 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals are now open.

Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said the awards recognise the everyday heroes and champions, who celebrate and strengthen our multicultural society.

“This program is dedicated to our colleagues, friends, family and neighbours doing incredible work in our community,” Mr Lee said.


Funding Now Open For Multicultural Festivals And Events In NSW

Applications for the NSW Government's Celebrating Diversity Events Grants are now open. Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti said all eligible community organisations should consider applying for the program.

“NSW is home to hundreds of world class multicultural festivals and events that celebrate our diversity,” Mr Sidoti said. “This program offers a helping hand of up to $10,000 to the many hardworking community organisations who promote social cohesion in our community.”


2019 PMCAS Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2019 Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards are now open.

Minister for Multiculturalism, John Sidoti, acknowledged the important role of community media and marketing professionals in the media landscape.


Western Sydney Migrants & Refugees Learn About The Law

Nearly 500 multicultural students will visit Fairfield and Liverpool Courthouses next week to learn about the criminal justice system, Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti announced today.

“The open days are a great opportunity for the newly-arrived migrants and refugees, who are studying English at Navitas, to learn about legal services in NSW, and to understand how courts operate,” Mr Sidoti said.

The students come from a variety of backgrounds including Iraq, Syria, Vietnam, Burma and Afghanistan.

“Some of the students may have had negative experiences with authorities in their homeland and it’s important they understand that in NSW we have a fair justice system where corruption is not tolerated,” Mr Sidoti said.

The open days will tackle myths about police and the courts and will educate them about their legal rights and how they can access support.


Scholarship Fund Creates New Jobs For Interpreters

The next generation of interpreters are being fast-tracked into employment after graduating from a NSW Government Scholarship Program at TAFE NSW.

18 students excelled in the 10 week course, representing Burmese, Chaldean, KurdishKurmanji, Nepalese and Assyrian speaking communities.