24 October 2016

Multicultural groups from across Casey came together in an expression of community spirit at the Embrace Diversity community get-together at Oakgrove Community Centre last week.

State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley MP was joined by the Minister of Multicultural Affairs, Hon Robin Scott and the Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Helen Kapalos at the community get-together.

Nearly 100 people attended from diverse organisations and shared their thoughts on building a more inclusive and respectful community.

Singing sensation from Narre Warren South P-12 “The Random Four” sang in their melodious voices and “Ozil Hassani” played the tamboora, a traditional afghan instrument, to the delight of the audience.

The “Our Community Embraces Diversity” project will continue to promote and support our local multicultural organisations.

For more information about the project, please visit the Facebook page Embrace-Diversity-in-Narre-Warren-South.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

“We have a wonderfully diverse and growing multicultural community in the City of Casey that we need to celebrate and most of all embrace,”

“I am very pleased that so many people from so many backgrounds came together to share in this get-together to express their goodwill and support,”

“Minister Robin Scott and Ms Helen Kapalos are leading the way in ensuring Victoria continues to be a successful multicultural community – where diversity is embraced but also a place where racism is unacceptable.”

“It is important to highlight the fantastic work of our multicultural groups especially the positive support they provide in assisting people to make a good life in their new homeland.”