Peace and Dialogue Awards 2016


Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS) honored the 2016 QIS Peace and Dialogue Awards at the Parliament House, Premier Hall. The 2016 QIS Awards gala honors extraordinary individuals and organizations who have greatly contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, community service and understanding.

Each award recognises the award recipient’s outstanding contribution to the understanding, appreciation, facilitation and promotion of dialogue between members of the various faith, no-faith and cultural communities.  Contributions include engaging people as relevant, from both one’s own faith or cultural tradition and other faith and cultural traditions present in our community, recognising both commonality and difference in order to actively promote informed dialogue, understanding and acceptance.  This contribution includes community outreach which involved both a personal effort and a broader involvement of his or her institution in engaging the various communities in our diverse society. This engagement further includes promoting dialogue in both the private and public domains in order to help build a harmonious and cohesive society through lawful means available to the recipient.  Queensland Intercultural Society recognises people making outstanding contributions in four specialised self-explanatory categories.

Community Leadership Award: The outstanding recipient of this award is applauded for the effort made towards promoting a better understanding of faiths and cultures through their fair & objective coverage of events and individuals in our multi-faith society.


The Public Service Award for 2016 was awarded to Commissioner, Ian Stewart


The Community Leadership Award for 2016 was awarded to Nora Amath 




Iftar Message from Hon Glen Elmes, Multicultural Minister

“I would like to extend, on this special special occasion, my greetings to all Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. I was honoured to have been invited by the Queensland Intercultural Society to sponsor the first Newman Government’s Iftar Dinner at Parliament House and grateful for the opportunity to participate in the breaking of the daily fast. Queensland […]