City of Sydney stands in solidarity with India

Honorable Lord Mayor Clover Moore proposed an amendment in the Lord Mayor Minute on Monday (17/05/2021). Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully, Councilor Robert Kok, Councilor Linda Scott, Councilor Dr Kerryn Phelps supported and spoke in favor of the amendment and expressed their solidarity.

Lord Mayor expressed empathy for India and said Indian community is one of the largest in Sydney city. She talked about the aid going from Australia and allocated budget for bringing vulnerable Australians who are stuck overseas . Deputy Mayor Jess Scully who has Indian ancestry was vocal about the situation in India and said she has relatives in India amid harsh COVID insurgency. Councilor Robert Kok supported the motion. He spoke how he grew up with Indian culture in Malaysia and requested Prime Minister Scott Morrison to extend all the help we can. Councilors Linda Scott and Dr Kerry Phelps talked against the ban of the flights and appreciated the government for lifting the ban soon.
Everyone agreed that Australia need to help India as much it can with medical aid and other needed resources. Councilors also agreed on the importance of bringing the Australian Indians back as soon as possible.

The council has observed a minute silence to pay respect to the lives lost to COVID

Lord Mayor announced that

  1. Council will light up the townhall on 29th May in memory of Covid victims in India
  2. She is going send the solidarity letter to Prime Minister of India and update Scott Morrison about the details of the amendment.
  3. Hold a Solidarity gathering in the City Townhall.

Thank you very much the Lord Mayor and all the Councilors for your support.