NSW Labor pledges to support the Greek Festival of Sydney

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The New South Wales Labor Party has pledged it will invest $220,000 a year over the next four years to support the Greek Festival of Sydney if elected at the upcoming state election.

The announcement was made by Labor Member for Rockdale and Shadow Minister for Small Business, Property and Multiculturalism, Steve Kamper, at the official launch of the festival on Thursday night.

“We’re so proud of our Greek community. NSW Labor, under the leadership of Chris Minns, will continue to support the Greek Festival, anything Greek. It’s in our DNA,” Mr Kamper said in a speech on the night.

Steve Kamper MP making the announcement at the Greek Festival of Sydney launch. Photo: The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

Mr Kamper’s pledge came after the NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Mark Coure, said on Thursday night the NSW Liberal and National Government would invest $800,000 over the next four years to the festival if re-elected.

“The Greek community has played a special role in helping build our rich multicultural society, and I am so proud to say we will be helping continue taking this event to even bigger heights,” Mr Coure said.

Both the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW (GOCNSW), Harry Danalis, and Chair of the Greek Festival of Sydney, Nia Karteris, welcomed the support.

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