My colleagues and I send our best wishes to the Indian community on the occasion of the Indian festival of lights.
This is a significant festival for the Indian community around Canberra, and is celebrated around Australia and the world.
I’m proud that the Canberra Liberals have a very multicultural party. I am from Croatian parents, Steve Doszpot from Hungary, Brendan Smyth from Ireland, Giulia Jones and Vicki Dunne from Italy.
Former FINACT president Jacob Vadakkedathu was our first candidate from Indian heritage, and Elizabeth Lee, our first Korean candidate. Jacob ran a very good campaign and we are all proud of his efforts.
We wish the Indian community well throughout the coming year and look forward to continuing our close relationship.
Zed Seselja MLA