State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is calling on everyone from all walks of life to celebrate Harmony Day and the rich cultural diversity that makes Australia a great place to live.
The Electorate of Wallsend is richly diverse and has flourished with waves of migration. This cultural diversity is one of our greatest assets.
The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.
March 21 is also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and is a chance for all Australians to celebrate cultural diversity.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“Since 1999, Australians have come together to celebrate the values of Harmony Day and the enduring truth that all of us do belong.”
“Harmony Day is a day of inclusion and gives everybody – regardless of how or when they became Australians – the chance to celebrate our rich, diverse heritage and shared Australian values.”
“Harmony Day and the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination are worthy of support and I encourage all Australians to embrace them to the fullest.”
“There are a number of celebrations being held throughout Newcastle and Lake Macquarie and I would encourage everyone to get along and celebrate.”