Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres is encouraging the Penrith community toobserve Harmony Day tomorrow in recognition of the benefitsto Australia’s cultural diversity.
Mr Ayres today attended an event organised by Astute Training in Penrith which brought together more than 70 students from a variety of different backgrounds to foster understanding and dialogue within the organisation.
\”Participation in a Harmony Day event is a great way to bring people closer together and build our community.\” Mr Ayres said.
\”Harmony Day is about sayingeveryone can participate in the Australian way of life
\”I think it is fantastic to see that organisations in our communityare seeking out the very practical benefits of promoting tolerance and diversity as part of their workplace culture.
\”As a nation created from the contributions of various generations of immigrants, it is important thatwe never lose sight of our ability to work across different language backgrounds, religions and countries of origin to continue to create, innovate and prosper.\”