OUR JOURNEY

Established in 2014, IABCA now stands as the leading Alliance that builds awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India.

 

From strategically channelled leadership initiatives to the celebration of trade and investment operations between India and Australia, IABCA has served its Corporate and Government partners well in strengthening their relations with India as well as the burgeoning Indian business diaspora that reside across Australia. Our annual IABCA Awards initiative strengthens and celebrates the organisations, social enterprises and business leaders from across the globe who are advancing the India-Australia relationship and receives more than 300 nominations each year.

 

Having partnered with various State and Federal Government agencies across Australia, for nearly a decade, IABCA are pleased to announce the move of this platform on a biennale basis to India, across Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai.

 

Our IABCA Journey over the years, can be viewed here.

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The Hon  Scott Morrison MP

Prime Minister of Australia 

The India Australia Business and Community Awards are a wonderful opportunity to honour and celebrate the deep business and community linkages between Australia and India. 
To each of tonight’s award finalists, I offer my warmest congratulations. Your achievements are a source of inspiration, as well as of social and economic strength, to all Australians. They also contribute to closer links between Australia and India, one of our most important and valued strategic partners.  

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Senator The Hon Marise Payne MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Women

The Indian Australians are key to building the economic linkages between our two countries. But each individual in this space is a very important contributor to Australia's vibrant, dynamic and multicultural society.

Through conversations with over 700,000 diaspora in Australia, DFAT is identifying ways we can build our connections and harness the role that the diaspora plays in positioning Australia overseas as a safe, innovative and prosperous society.

Vehicles such as the IABCA platform. play a huge part in ensuring this ongoing dialogue and connectivity.

The Hon Daniel Andrews MP

Premier of Victoria

Victoria is home to the largest Indian diaspora in the country – and over many decades, Victoria’s Indian born population has helped shape the success of our state. Whether it’s the businesses in our community, the food we eat, or even the people who serve in my Government – the Indian community has affected deep and meaningful change in every aspect of our lives.

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Hon Steven Marshall MP

Premier of South Australia

It is my great pleasure to provide this message of support for the 2020 India Australia Business and Community Awards.

These prestigious awards showcase the achievements of prominent entrepreneurs and community leaders and acknowledge their contributions to our great multicultural nation.

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The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Leader of the Australian Labour Party

Member for Grayndler

On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, it gives me great pleasure to send my best wishes ahead of the 2021 Indian Australian Business & Community awards.  


Since 2013, these awards have recognised more than 1400 business and community leaders and played an important role in fostering Australia’s bilateral relationship with India. 

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP
Former Premier of NSW

I am delighted to offer my congratulations to nominees of the eighth annual India Australia Business & Community Awards.

 Since 2013, the Awards have highlighted the importance of our warm bilateral relationship with India and recognised more than 1,400 business and community leaders.

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Peter Gutwein MP

Premier of Tasmania

There are strong connections between India and Australia, as evidenced by the signing of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the Republic of India and Australia in June 2020.

The Hon Michael Gunner MLA

Chief Minister NT

The Northern Territory is proud of its reputation as a strong and vibrant multicultural society which is enriched and enhanced by members of our Indian-Australian community. 
Our two countries have a shared passion for excellence in economic, social and cultural development. The India Australia Business and Community Awards are a key program that help us maintain existing and build new relationships between Australia and India. 

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Anil Wadhwa

Former Ambassador & Secretary Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

It gives me great pleasure to extend my support to the India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) platform.

 

Over the past few years, this platform has proved its worth as an effective means to further enhance the multifaceted and growing India - Australia partnership.

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The Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

Premier of Queensland

For the past seven years, Australia has celebrated the outstanding contributions of its high-achieving Indian community through the India Australia Business and Community Awards. 
Some 1500 awardees, from entrepreneurs and business professionals to community leaders, have been publicly recognised for their efforts, highlighting the breadth of talent and level of dedication that are keeping Australia's relationship with India so strong. 


 

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Mark McGowan

Premier of Western Australia
 

I am pleased to express my support for the India Australia Business and Community
Alliance in its mission to advance the Australia-India bilateral relationship.


In 2021, the Western Australia Government celebrates 25 years of our Investment and
Trade Office in India. We remain committed to strengthening our relationship and
deepening our engagement with the Western Australian Indian communities.

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Andrew Barr MLA 
Chief Minister of ACT

The ACT and India share a number of long-term aspirations, and this presents opportunities for our two jurisdictions to work together, learn together and share in each other’s achievements.