Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest MP has encouraged people to nominate local leaders who have made an outstanding contribution in helping make our community more harmonious and cohesive.

Nominations for the 2016 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals close on 12 February 2016. The Medals, now in their fourth year, honour achievements in community harmony, youth, lifetime community service, arts and culture, regional communities, and economic participation.

“Day in, day out there are leaders in our local community striving to make our community stronger and more cohesive,” Mr Provest said.

“The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals recognise and thank those people for their tremendous contributions.”

“There is still one week left, so don’t miss this opportunity to nominate a local community leader,” Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka said.

Winners of the medals will be announced by NSW Premier Mike Baird at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on 10 March 2016.

The dinner and awards are part of Multicultural March, a program of activities across the state that showcase our cultural diversity and complement Harmony Day events on 21 March.

In addition to the Medals, nominations are open for the Multicultural Honour Roll – a posthumous award that permanently records the names and achievements of significant migrant pioneers.

Nominations for the 2016 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals and the Multicultural Honour Roll close on 12 February 2016.

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