NSW Labour hosted a multicultural night with Bill Shorten MP and Luke Foley MP on 15 July at Parra Villa in Parramatta in order to honour all of the mazing communities which enrich our nation.  

Recent events have led to a climate of division rather than cohesion, of fear over faith.

The event emphasised the significance of coming together to reject racism and discrimination and celebrate the unity in our diversity.


With some brilliant cultural performances and delicious food, the event’s success primarily came from the special panel session with celebrity champions of modern multiculturalism. The panel session was hosted by Senator Sam Dastyari, with other panel speakers including:

Deng Thiak Adut, the 2017 NSW Australian of the Year, Lawyer, Refugee advocate and author of Songs of a War Boy,

Sabrina Houssami-Richardson, Miss World Australia, Miss World Asia-Pacific and Miss World Runner Up and

Arka Das, Actor in the Oscar nominated movie, Lion, and the ABC’s The Code, as Writer and Director.