North Queensland to host Ambassadors and Australia Day events

Premier and Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

North Queensland residents will be treated to homegrown music acts and family-friendly activities as part of a stellar line-up of Australia Day events this week.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Australia Day was a time for Queenslanders to come together to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia’s national day.

“Australia Day is an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate our great lifestyle and to acknowledge our history,” the Premier said.

“Communities large and small are the foundation of our multicultural country, and I encourage all Queenslanders, far and wide, to come together to celebrate on our national day.

“We are all so lucky to live in Queensland, and my Government is proud to continue its work to promote our State’s wonderful diversity.”

This year, the Australia Day Ambassador Program is connecting Queensland communities with 48 proud, high-achieving Queenslanders who’ll participate in council-run events and activities across the state.

Brisbane Paralympic Football Program founder Jay Larkins, entrepreneur Selina Tomasich and Micah Projects founder Karyn Walsh AM will be among the Australia Day Ambassadors attending events in the North Queensland region this month[LL1] .

Ms Karyn Walsh said as an Ambassador, she is looking forward to going to Ingham and engaging with the community in their recognition of Australia Day.

The Australia Day Ambassador Program and Australia Day program of events are proudly supported by the Palaszczuk Government in partnership with the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

North Queensland councils participating in the Australia Day program of events include Burdekin Shire Council, Charters Towers Regional Council and Hinchinbrook Shire Council.

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