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.  

Anil Wadhwa

Former Ambassador & Secretary Ministry of External Affairs

It gives me great pleasure to extend my support to the 2020 India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA). 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 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.

Her Excellency Ms. Harinder Sidhu

Former 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.

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.

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. 

His Excellency Mr. A. Gitesh Sarma, High Commissioner of India to Australia 

I am happy to learn that IABCA is hosting the 7th India Australia Business Community Awards 2020 in recognition of the contribution made by the Persons of Indian Origin to the Australian society. 
It is a matter of satisfaction that the Indian community has integrated itself with Australian society well, while maintaining its rich culture, language and traditions.

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. 


Mark McGowan

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.

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