Councillor MARX: Yes, thank you, Mr Chair. I want to just speak very briefly on the month of August for the Multicultural Month; to echo Councillor OWEN’s words about what an extremely busy month that was.
I know in the last census that it showed that Runcorn Ward was the most multicultural ward in Brisbane followed by McGregor and then Calamvale. So the three Councillors on the southside we’ve been extremely busy. I know in fact that I actually did 27 days and nights in a row, but I won’t bore everyone with all those events that I went to.
I just want to mention one that I went to in particular that was very dear to my heart, which was actually the Multicultural Awards for Queensland the State Government holds. That’s purely and simply because quite a number of my residents were listed as finalists, and then in particular my very good friend, Nadia Saeed who was a school leader, a prefect, at the ICB when I was there as a Councillor. She actually won my Karawatha Community Award two years in a row, and she’s now gone on to do even bigger and better things.
The fact that she won the Multicultural Queensland Award and Minister’s Multicultural Award, was very satisfying and I was very pleased to be there to share her night with her and her friends. Thank you very much.