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.
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.
His Excellency The Hon Barry O’Farrell AO
High Commissioner of Australia in India
The India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) provides a national platform to recognise the significant contributions of members of the Indian–Australian community to shaping our nation’s future. They are entrepreneurial and hardworking members of local communities right across Australia. Indian–Australians also provide the backbone for the Australia-India relationship. Today, they are one of the fastest-growing communities in Australia—a trend which I am confident will continue.
The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier of NSW
I am delighted to offer my congratulations to nominees of the seventh 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.
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.
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.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria
I’d like to send my best wishes to everyone involved with the 7th annual India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA).
As always, this event is a special opportunity to recognise the achievements of the Indian community here in Australia.
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.
Peter Gutwein MP
Premier of Tasmania
I am delighted to offer my congratulations to all nominees of the Annual India Australia Business and Community Awards. These awards continue to be an important recognition of the strong connections between India and Australia and indeed, between India and Tasmania.
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.
Premier of Western Australia
I take this opportunity to express my support for the seventh annual India Australia Business and Community Awards, and to commend the organisers for their commitment to ever-strengthening the relationship between India and Australia.
Andrew Barr MLA
Chief Minister of ACT
Canberra's International Engagement Strategy identifies India as one on the ACT's top markets for education and research, tourism, ICT and e-Government as well as health and sports sciences.