Seven outstanding individuals and organisations were honoured on 24 March 2014 for their work assisting new migrants to successfully settle in the community at the 2014 Australian Migration and Settlement Awards at Parliament House, Canberra.
The winners were selected from among 18 finalists across 7 categories: Case Worker of the Year, Settlement Innovation, Business Inclusion, Sports Leadership, Journalism Excellence, Diversity and the Law, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The finalists were selected by an eminent, independent judging panel which included Dr Hass Dellal, Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston, Jane Kennedy, Naomi Milgrom and Andrew O’Keefe.
The Prime Minister, The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, was the keynote speaker at the gala dinner hosted by the Migration Council of Australia (MCA), which brought together business, journalists and the community sector to recognise the remarkable achievements of new migrants and those who support them to build a more inclusive and diverse Australia.
Well-renowned Australian comedian Rob Sitch was the Master of Ceremonies at the awards, which was attended by leaders in business, government, sport, academia, media and the community sector.