2014 Cultural Diversity Awards a gala event for all

QUEENSLAND individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to improving community harmony and cohesion have been honoured in this year's Cultural Diversity Awards.

Multicultural Affairs Minister Glen Elmes, who announced the winners at a gala event in Brisbane at the weekend, said the awards provided an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the inspirational Queenslanders who have supported and promoted cultural diversity around the state.

Winners hailed from across the state including Rockhampton, Gladstone, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast and Ipswich.

"The Premier's Cultural Diversity Awards honour the contributions and volunteering efforts from Queenslanders who support, promote and embrace our cultural diversity," he said.

"From individuals and organisations, to education providers, business and media, our winners demonstrate commitment to supporting cultural diversity and to promoting its importance and benefits for all Queenslanders.

"These awards are also an opportunity to thank those in our community who may not have received an award but whose hard work continues to make a real difference to people's lives around Queensland." - APN Newsdesk.

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