Twenty-four of Queensland’s top multicultural achievers have been named as finalists in this year’s Queensland Multicultural Awards and Access is thrilled that six of our nominees are finalists! They include, Mohammad Javir for his work in the community during the short time he has been settled in Australia; Reverend Emil Rahimov for his work coordinating donations of disability equipment to the CALD community; Michael Hornby, Principal of Mabel Park State School, for his commitment to this year’s Harmony Day event ‘Bridging Cultures’; and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Group for its constant promotion of cultural diversity.

In addition, our very own social enterprise café Harmony on Carmody and multicultural arts organisation BEMAC are also finalists in the categories Business and Community Organisation, respectively. Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Grace said the awards recognise the enormous contribution of Queenslanders from right across the state and you can find the other finalists here. The winners will be announced at the Queensland Multicultural Awards luncheon (sponsored by Access) at the Logan Entertainment Centre on August 6, as part of Queensland Multicultural Month celebrations.