Federal Government to invest $1.2 million for multicultural communities in NSW

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The Albanese Labor Government has announced today it will be investing more than $1.25 million in local multicultural projects in New South Wales. 

In NSW, more than two million people were born overseas, representing over 300 cultures, speaking more than 280 languages and practicing 148 religions. 

In Sydney today for the announcement, the Federal Minister for Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles will visit Asian Women at Work (AWAW), a network of Asian migrant women workers that empowers, resources and assists women to obtain secure employment and advocate for the end to exploitation in the workplace and at home.  

AWAW will receive $100,000 towards English and computer literacy classes, education sessions on rights at work and domestic violence support to further support their network of over 2,000 members. 

Other local multicultural projects receiving funding include a facility for cultural activities at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, a new roof enclosure for Holy Apostles & St Abanoub Coptic Church, and a van to allow Islamic Women’s Welfare Association’s food program reach more people in need. 

“As we emerge from the pandemic, it’s never been more important to invest in our local multicultural communities,” Minister Giles said.

“The Albanese Government is committed to working with multicultural communities, listening to them to ensure government better supports the needs of diverse Australians.”

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