Michael Yau, Deputy Chairperson of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) has been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to the multicultural community and to engineering.
Mr Yau was the founder and President of the Hong Kong Association of Queensland for 10 years and has represented multicultural communities on a number of committees including in his role as Chairperson of the QEII Hospital and District Health Community Council and Co-Chair of the Southside Multicultural Health Advisory Group.
CEO Garry Page said that the award is a testament to Mr Yau’s commitment to a strong multicultural Queensland.
“Michael Yau has contributed greatly to our community and it is a pleasure to see one of ECCQ’s Directors recognised with such an honour,” he said.
“Michael has committed countless hours to strengthening multiculturalism in Queensland and continues to serve multicultural communities on our Board.”
“On behalf of ECCQ, I would like to congratulate Michael on this honour and thank him for his continued and dedicated work to ECCQ and the wider community,” said Mr Page.
Among those listed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours was FECCA’s Hon President, Pino Migliorino who was recognised with an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for his significant service to the Italian community, to multicultural and refugee settlement assistance groups, and through advisory roles.
ECCQ congratulates all those who were acknowledged and particularly those committed to creating a more inclusive society.