AWARDS FOR LEADERSHIP IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES OPEN

AWARDS FOR LEADERSHIP IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES OPEN

19 October 2010

Thomas George, Nationals Member for Lismore, today announced nominations were open for the Premier's Excellence Awards for Leadership in Aboriginal communities.

Mr George said he encouraged any individual, team or organisation within the Aboriginal community in the Lismore Electorate to nominate.

"These awards recognise the strong leadership and tireless efforts of Aboriginal people in New South Wales," Mr George said.

The awards aim to recognise individuals or organisations demonstrating leadership and excellence in delivering services to the community in the following categories: -

Mr George said the Awards were designed to recognise not only projects based initiatives but also continuous improvement programs undertaken within Aboriginal communities by individuals, teams or organisations.

"They are also designed to create public awareness of the level of expertise and excellence in leadership in Aboriginal communities," he said.

Nominations close on 28 October 2010.

For further visit the Aboriginal Affairs NSW website at www.daa.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively, applicants can contact the Lismore Electorate office on (02) 6621 3624.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577