THE HON BILL SHORTEN MP
On behalf of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party I send my warmest greetings to the Indian Crescent Society of Australia Inc.
Since 2016 the Indian Crescent Society of Australia has helped new Indian Muslim migrants in Australia whilst also promoting peace and community harmony.
The relationship between Australia and Islam goes back to before 1861 when the first mosque was built in Australia.
The Australian Labor Party has always recognised the extraordinary contribution that migrants make to our country. I firmly believe that migration has transformed Australia into an incredibly vibrant and prosperous country.
There is so much for modern, independent India to celebrate. India has become a beacon of democracy – a nation turning economic growth into social progress, enriching its people while the world watches on in admiration.
India is the largest source of skilled migrants in Australia, and one of the largest sources of international students. We are indebted to Indian Australians for the countless contributions they make between and beyond their cultures and communities.
I wish the Indian Crescent Society of Australia all the best for its future endeavours.
Leader of the Opposition