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The Multicultural Families Organisation (MFO) is hosting a free community event on the Gold Coast to commemorate Queensland Day 2021. This year marks Queensland’s 162 birthday since officially separating as an independent colony from NSW in 1859, creating one of the most iconic and sought-after global destinations.

The Director of MFO Ms Cornelia Babbage said “It will be a day full of fun and entertainment where all Gold Coasters are encouraged to come together as one community and celebrate our beautiful sunshine state”. This event will showcase our distinct, culturally diverse community and feature some of the Gold Coast’s local talent.  


Ms Babbage said “A focus of this event will be on sharing the stories of Queenslanders who all come from different parts of the world, casting their unique imprint on our local community and enriching our city”. The festivity will be held at the Broadwater Parklands on Saturday 5 June from 11am to 3pm and will feature free children’s activities, live music, interactive performances, multicultural food stalls, and arts and crafts markets.  This event is proudly funded by the Queensland government and promotes a strong message of unity and cohesion in our community.


Multicultural Families Organisation is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) families and communities on the Gold Coast for the past 24 years.  MFO’s dedicated staff originate from 17 different countries and share a passion for equality, social justice and human rights.

MFO believes that multiculturalism makes an important contribution to Australian society and they are committed to empowering individuals and communities through their various programs and services including settlement support, domestic and family violence, training and employment, women’s programs, community development, youth development and arts and cultural programs.

 “Through various services and programs, MFO aims to promote a more accepting and harmonious society where everyone, regardless of their cultural background, gender or faith, feels supported, safe, respected and welcomed,” MFO director Cornelia Queenie Babbage said.

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