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.
Her Excellency Ms. Harinder Sidhu
High Commissioner of Australia in India
Today, Indian–Australians are one of the fastest growing communities in Australia. They are critical to building economic linkages between Australia and India and are also important contributors to Australia’s vibrant multicultural society. I commend the IABCA on this initiative and acknowledge the important role nominees play in building stronger linkages between Australia and India now and into the future.
His Excellency Dr A.M. Gondane
High Commissioner of India in Australia
I am happy to learn that IABCA is hosting the Ceremony to confer the India Australia Business Community Awards, to outstanding Australians of Indian origin.
It is a matter of pride that the community has so well integrated into the Australian landscape and has contributed to the cultural mosaic and entrepreneurial ambiance in Australia.
The Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Premier of Queensland
Queensland is immensely proud to host this nationally inspiring awards program for a third year, and the Queensland Government is proud to be a sponsor once again.
Our State shares a special relationship with India – a relationship to which we are strongly committed and continue to build upon.
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.
Will Hodgman MP
Premier of Tasmania
I am delighted to offer my congratulations to all nominees of the 6th 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.
It is my great pleasure to congratulate the nominees and all those involved in the India Australia Business and Community Awards.
This event is an official recognition of outstanding contributions made by people serving their community through sports, exports, businesses, restaurants, travel agencies, and outstanding leadership.
The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier of NSW
Andrew Barr MLA
Chief Minister of ACT
Canberra's already strong business relationships with India continue to grow and I was delighted to hear news of Mr Deepak-Raj Gupta's success at the India Australia Business & Community Awards.
I am pleased to send my congratulations to this year's nominees and winners.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria
Every year, the India Australia Business and Community Awards celebrate the immense contributions of our Indian communities.
And from commerce to culture, these Awards recognise the profound role Indian Australians have played in building our modern - and proudly multicultural - state.
Premier of Western Australia
As the newly elected Premier of Western Australia, I am very pleased to lend my Government's support to the India Australia Business and Community Awards. The Awards acknowledge the significant input and influence the Indian community in Australia continues to have in building diversity and excellence in business and community links
Hon Steven Marshall MP
Premier of South Australia
It is with much pleasure that I provide this message of support for the 2019 India Australia Business and Community Awards.
Multiculturalism is widely recognised as being among South Australia's greatest success stories and it is certainly one of the State's most precious assets.