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Advance Diversity Services 40 Year Anniversary

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-123553

Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)

Advance Diversity Services 40 Year Anniversary

Mr MARK COURE (OatleyMinister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors)

——Speaker, I rise today to recognise a fantastic community organisation in my local area, Advance Diversity Services. In 2021, Advance Diversity Services celebrated their 40th anniversary which I had the pleasure of attending. The event highlighted 40 years' worth of hard work and dedication to the community. Over the years, Advance Diversity Services have supported our local culturally and linguistically diverse communities providing crucial services to those with limited English skills. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Advance Diversity Services has adapted their services to support temporary visa holders who may have been at a severe financial disadvantage thanks to a loss of work. The work that Advance Diversity Services does is often heart breaking work, but, none the less it is crucially important work as the most vulnerable within our multicultural communities can turn to organisations such as Advance Diversity Services in their time of need. I want to thank CEO Antoinette Chow and all of the staff and volunteers at Advance Diversity Services for their hard work and dedication to make our community a better place.