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The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Member for Grayndler

On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, it gives me great pleasure to send my best wishes ahead of the 2021 Indian Australian Business & Community awards.  

Since 2013, these awards have recognised more than 1400 business and community leaders and played an important role in fostering Australia’s bilateral relationship with India. 

The Indian Australian Business & Community Awards also celebrate the successes of business and community leaders at home. It has long been the dream of successive generations of migrants to start a small or family business. So it is important that we gather to celebrate the entrepreneurship, innovation, and contribution of the Indian Australian community.  

Although this year’s awards will be a more subdued affair after a year of so much grief and heartache, I trust that your awards can provide a moment of hope for the Australian Indian community – and a reminder that brighter times are ahead.