Together again and shining brighter than ever – Suncorp celebrates MOSAIC’s return
Queensland’s MOSAIC Multicultural Festival is back, and Suncorp Group is celebrating by extending our partnership with Multicultural Australia.
Food, dancing, singing and storytelling returned to Brisbane’s Roma Street Parklands this weekend, with the return of Multicultural Australia’s MOSAIC Festival following a year of COVID-19 disruptions.
Suncorp Group was proud to once again play a part in this annual celebration of Queensland’s diverse communities, and renew our commitment to Multicultural Australia for another three years.
Multicultural Australia supports more than 5,000 newly arrived Queenslanders each year, welcoming refugees, people seeking asylum, international students and other new arrivals. Suncorp has partnered with Multicultural Australia since 2019 to provide financial capability, job readiness and career mentoring for those families to help them thrive in their new home.
Suncorp Manager Government & Community Sallyann Innes said Suncorp was proud to extend our partnership for another three years.
“We believe growing our business inclusively and serving the whole community is fundamental to addressing financial inclusion and equality,” Ms Innes said.
I love walking in the crowds and hearing the different languages being spoken today.
Suncorp Executive Manager Luis Rausseo.
CEO of Multicultural Australia Christine Castley said the festival aimed to foster greater relationships and shared understanding between cultures.
“MOSAIC is one of Brisbane’s most iconic celebrations of multiculturalism, bringing together people from all walks of life through a shared love of music and food right in the heart of our beautiful city,” Ms Castley said.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for Brisbane communities to come together to try something new like cooking a different cuisine or taking part in a drumming circle, learn more about the diversity of our neighbours, friends and family, and showcase our city’s commitment to creating a safe, welcoming place for all cultures.”
The Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) also joined the Suncorp tent this year to showcase the work their volunteers do as they prepare for the upcoming storm season.
SES Assistant Commissioner Andrew Short said our newest Queenslanders may also be our most vulnerable.
“If you’ve never experienced a Queensland summer, you may not know how to prepare for the possibility of severe weather, so attending this event was a useful way for us to speak with this at-risk group,” Mr Short said.