Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Curtin University students celebrate diversity

    17/10/2016 11:30 AM

    This week, Curtin University's Bentley Campus will be immersed in sights, sounds, smells and tastes from every corner of the globe as part of its 16th annual Multicultural Week.


    Supported by the Liberal National Government with $5,000 through the Office of Multicultural Interests' (OMI) Community Grants Program, the week-long event celebrates multiculturalism on campus.


    Organised by the Curtin Student Guild - International Student Committee, Multicultural Week will showcase a different culture each day, culminating with the Pasar Malam night market at the end of the week featuring entertainment and more than 40 food stalls.


    Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan said Multicultural Week provided an ideal platform for inclusivity and understanding.


    "One of the advantages of our vibrant and diverse community is that we all have an opportunity to experience and enjoy a wide range of cultures," Dr Nahan said.


    "Community events play an important role in promoting multiculturalism as it creates interaction and supports acceptance, openness and respect between different individuals and groups. Events such as Multicultural Week attract large numbers of people from across the community."


    Curtin University's Multicultural Week runs from October 17 to 21, 2016.


    More than 7,000 people are expected to attend the event, which has been popular since its inception in 2000.


    Fact File

    • Pasar Malam, which is Malay for night market, will run from 5pm-10pm on Friday October 21, 2016, in the Sir Charles Court Promenade at Curtin University's Bentley Campus
    • The 2011 Census indicated that 31 per cent of WA's population was born overseas
    • More information about OMI's Community Grants Program is available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 5700


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