Her Excellency, Ms. Harinder Sidhu, Former High Commissioner of Australia in India
The India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) provide a national platform to recognise the significant contributions Indian–Australians have made in shaping this nation. Members the Indian diaspora—be they of Indian heritage or descent—have proved themselves to be entrepreneurial and hardworking; they have also been community-minded. 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.