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.
In 2018 my government launched the Queensland-India Trade and Investment Strategy 2018-2023 in Bangalore as a way of recognising and strengthening this long-standing relationship and maintaining mutually beneficial commercial interests.
The Queensland Government’s support for the India-Australia Business and Community Awards are an important element of the strategy.
The awards perform a vital function in recognising the strong contribution of people with Indian heritage who enrich Queensland’s business, economic and cultural landscape.
I encourage you to nominate for the awards, and I wish all involved a successful events program in the lead-up to the gala awards dinner on 11 October.