Community members now have the chance to recognise the outstanding contributions people have made to NSW’s multicultural society by nominating them for a Premier’s Multicultural Community Medal.
Submissions are also open for the Multicultural Honour Roll, which gives posthumous recognition to people who have made significant achievements in NSW.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said for 10 years, the NSW Government has been recognising the remarkable contributions of individuals, groups and organisations in serving the state’s multicultural society.
“While these awards give an opportunity to acknowledge their amazing service, they also give the people nominating them a chance to say thank you for all that they do,” Mr Perrottet said.
“I believe it is important to give people the chance to acknowledge the amazing work in our multicultural communities and the profound difference they make in other people’s lives and their communities.”
Among the twelve categories that people can nominate for include a brand new award—the Community Languages Teacher Medal, which will recognise the achievements of an outstanding and innovative language teacher who instils knowledge and a love of language and culture in their students.
Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said these medals recognise NSW’s greatest asset—its people.
“It is because of the extraordinary people and significant contributions they make that position NSW as the most successful multicultural society in the world,” Mr Coure said.
“I encourage everyone to look within their community and nominate someone, a business or an organisation that is selflessly serving for the benefit of others.”
Nominations close Friday 18 November, with the medal winners and honour roll inductees announced at the annual Premier’s Harmony Dinner in 2023. For more information or to nominate, visit www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au.
Media: Clem Hall, Premier – 0499 818 662
Scott Hodder, Minister Coure – 0455 094 282