MESSAGE FOR THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE – MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION

THE HON ALEX HAWKE MP MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, MIGRANT SERVICES AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS

MESSAGE FOR INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021

 

I send my warmest wishes to members of the Indian-Australian community celebrating the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence.

As democratic nations, our close friendship and partnership is bound by our shared liberal democratic values of respect and the rule of law, with a spirit of freedom and inclusion.

Indian Australians are an integral part of the Australian community, having contributed to the growth and prosperity of this nation across all facets of society since the early 1800s.  With over 700,000 people of Indian ancestry calling Australia home today, Indian-Australians continue to be important contributors to our nation’s multicultural success story.

Australia stands with India as the country continues to battle the devastation of recent COVID-19 outbreaks and will continue to provide support wherever possible. I thank you for your resilience and determination as we support each other and work towards recovery in these difficult times. 

I sincerely thank the Indian-Australian community for your contributions to our nation.

Happy Indian Independence Day.

ALEX HAWKE