WA Multicultural Awards

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Western Australian Equal Opportunity Commissioner Dr John Byrne was one of the judges for the WA Multicultural Awards this year and attended the award ceremony held during WA Harmony Week.
WA Multicultural Award winners with Nyadol Nyuon and John Byrne

Dr Byrne said the high calibre of nominees made judging the awards a difficult task.

"Looking through the nominations I felt fortunate to be a part of a state with such a thriving multicultural community," he said.

The Judges' Choice award went to Salem Askari who arrived in WA from Afghanistan.  Salem is a passionate advocate for refugees, and was pivotal in advocating for Transperth concessions for refugees with temporary concession visas.

"The Transperth concessions for temporary concession visa holders was a breakthrough for equality in our state.

"I hope we continue as a state to work on more initiatives such as this to bring equality to our multicultural communities." Dr Byrne said. 

Page reviewed 25 March 2021