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CELEBRATING THE AUSTRALIA INDIA RELATIONSHIP
Nominations for the 2018 India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) are now open.
16th February - 20th April 2018
Since it’s inception in 2014, IABCA has engaged over 1400 of Australia's and India's most influential and widely renowned businesses, professionals, and community leaders.
Following four incredibly successful years the IABCA platform will be bigger and better in 2018.
We thank you for engaging with us on the platform and wish you all the very best for a winning submission.
Ms BUTLER (Griffith) (11:15): It is both a pleasure and a surprise to follow the member for Newcastle in this debate. It's a pleasure because she is an articulate and passionate advocate for better engagement with Aboriginal people and with Torres Strait Islander people and she is someone who constantly works to put her money where her mouth is, to go out to the community and listen to people. It's a surprise because I would have thought I'd follow a Liberal Party speaker in this debate, but seemingly the Turnbull government has run out of speakers in relation to the Prime Minister's Closing the Gap statement, even though they're in majority government. So I'm a bit surprised to be up next, after the member for Newcastle, but there you have it.Read more