Winton communities encouraged to celebrate Australia Day 2020

Published Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 at 01:13 PM

Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

This weekend, the Palaszczuk Government is partnering with Winton Shire Council to deliver Great Australian Bites, a food and music program showcasing Queensland’s regional and remote communities.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the event would be held in Winton Shire Hall from 10.30am to 1pm on Australia Day, 26 January 2020 showcasing fresh regional produce cooked by local chefs and featuring home grown entertainment.

In attendance at Winton’s Australia Day events will be Australia Day Ambassador, radio host and language academic, Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex OAM, who will also present at the local Australia Day Awards and attend an Australia Day sports afternoon at the pool.

The Premier said Roly was among more than 40 high-profile Queenslanders, including Queensland Greats, television personalities, entrepreneurs and athletes, who are participating in more than 58 council-run events taking place across the State as part of the Australia Day Ambassador Program.

“Australia Day is an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate our vision of contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history,” the Premier said.

“Communities large and small are the foundation on which Australia is built, and I encourage all Queenslanders, far and wide, to come together to celebrate on our national day.

“My Government is proud to continue its work on behalf of all Queenslanders promoting and protecting our State’s wonderful diversity.

“Australia Day is an opportunity for all of us to remember who we are and to consider how lucky we are to live in Queensland.”

The Australia Day Ambassador Program and Australia Day Program of events and activities in Queensland are proudly supported by the Queensland Government in partnership with the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

For more information about Australia Day celebrations in Queensland, visit

For more information about the Australia Day Ambassador Program visit


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