AUSTRALIAN MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT AWARDS 2014
Federal Labor congratulates all winners and finalists at the Australian Migration and Settlement Awards for 2014 and praises their commitment to assisting new migrants and refugees settle in Australia.
The Australian Migration and Settlement Awards is a Migration Council of Australia initiative which recognises the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations that offer assistance to new Australians and promote innovative ideas in the settlement space.
All award winners and finalists have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to help build and maintain cohesive and socially inclusive communities and their work is of great benefit to Australia’s multicultural landscape.
The winners were selected by an eminent, independent judging panel which included Dr Hass Dellal, Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston, Jane Kennedy, Naomi Milgrom and Andrew O’Keefe.
Federal Labor congratulates all award winners and thanks the Migration Council of Australia for their work in enhancing Australia’s migration and humanitarian program.
Full list of award categories and winners
Settlement Innovation Award
- Welcome to Australia for Walk Together program. A program that saw 12,000 people attending walks in 15 cities and regional centres, aiming to change community attitudes and mobilise a spirit of welcome to our country.
Case Worker of the Year Award
- Sarah Boyle for her extensive work with the Safe House for Trafficked Persons, The Salvation Army. For continuously ensuring that professional and ethical social work principles and practices are at the cornerstone of their service delivery approach.
Business Inclusion Award
- ACCOR Hotels for their self-initiated program to recruit and train 400 refugees over a 12 month period.
Sports Leadership Award
- Netball in Australia for implementing a whole-of-sport approach, to create fair, safe and inclusive environments catering for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Journalism Excellence Award
- Leanne Edmistone for her journalistic approach to giving the multicultural members of the community a voice that can be heard.
Diversity and the Law Award
- Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court for the Multicultural Action Plan which enables courts to engage with new and emerging communities, to build partnerships and to learn from each other.
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Joseph Assaf AM for his lifetime of work helping those in multicultural communities prosper.
MONDAY, 24 MARCH 2014
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