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New CEO Appointed To Multicultural NSW

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

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

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.

Nominate Nsw Champions For Harmony

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams have opened nominations for the 2019 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals. 

“These medals recognise the remarkable achievements of everyday champions in NSW who strengthen our harmony and social cohesion,” Ms Berejiklian said.

**2018 Multicultural Communications Award Finalists

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams have announced the 2018 Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards finalists. 

The awards recognise excellence in the multicultural media and marketing industries across 13 categories, including Young Journalist of the Year, the Public Interest Award and Agency Campaign of the Year.

Apply For New Multicultural Grants Program

Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams, today launched the new Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program, which will provide more than $800,000 to support multicultural festivals, events and community projects across NSW.

Mr Williams said the NSW Government is investing in multicultural communities across NSW to ensure cultural diversity continues to be one of the State’s greatest strengths.