Nominations close soon for Ambassadors Program Sat 2 February 2013 Cassy O'Connor Minister for Community Development Tasmanians are being encouraged to nominate outstanding people with a commitment to multiculturalism and inclusion for the Australian Government's People of Australia Ambassadors Program. The Minister for Community Development, Cassy O'Connor said the program was an ideal opportunity for Tasmanians to celebrate the achievements of those many people who have worked with many diverse communities that exist around the State. "We're fortunate to have such a richly diverse and inclusive community in Tasmania," Ms O'Connor said. "This program is a great opportunity to recognise people who have shown a strong commitment to and embody the principles of Australia's multicultural policy. "It's a great opportunity to recognise people who work with local communities, and promote that message of understanding and multiculturalism. "Ambassadors provide an important link between local communities, the Australian Multicultural Council and the Australian Government." Ms O'Connor also praised the work of Tasmania's Ambassadors for 2012, Mrs Sajini Sumar and Mr Fayia Isiah Lahai, saying they both epitomised the objectives of the program by working to improve cultural awareness and inclusion around Tasmania. "Nominations for this year's Australian People of Australia Ambassadors are closing soon, and I'd encourage people to nominate those members of our community who help make this state the diverse and wonderful place in which we live." More information on the Program and the nomination process can be found at www.amc.gov.au , with nominations closing on Sunday February 10.