Celebrate diversity in Queensland Multicultural Month

Published Wednesday, 01 August, 2018 at 06:00 AM

Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

More than 100 events will celebrate and showcase Queensland’s unique cultural diversity during Queensland Multicultural Month in August.

Multicultural Affairs Minister Stirling Hinchliffe is urging Queenslanders to celebrate ‘our story and our future’ during Multicultural Month.

“Queensland is home to people from more than 220 different countries and territories, who speak more than 180 languages,” he said.

“Queenslanders identify with over 110 different faiths, making this State one of the most culturally diverse places in world.

“In recognition of this diversity, later this month some of our greatest community champions will be honoured at the Queensland Multicultural Awards.

“There will also be heaps of great community events for Queenslanders to get involved with during Multicultural Month.

“The EKKA’s Multicultural Plaza music stage will feature food from all over the world and performances by talented musicians.

“The Culture Train will embark on a journey to regional and remote towns and cities to host free workshops and performances.

“I want to encourage Queenslanders to get involved in Multicultural Month and celebrate the diversity that helps make us who we are.”

The winners of the 2018 Queensland Multicultural Awards will be announced at the Queensland Multicultural Awards Gala lunch at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane on 19 August.

For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/QMM

Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548