On behalf of the Federal Labor Party, we would like to send our best wishes to all Australians celebrating Lunar New Year, as we welcome the Year of the Goat.
The Year of the Goat is traditionally associated with hope, peace, and tranquillity – and we hope you and your loved ones enjoy these qualities in abundance.
Lunar New Year is a significant celebration for Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean Australians, and also a time for us all to rejoice in the rich success of the multicultural society we have built together.
Labor has always acknowledged the outstanding contribution the multicultural community has made to Australia.
For more than 150 years, Australia has played host to celebrations of the Lunar New Year. Now, more than ever, we embrace it as a milestone in our national calendar.
All Australians enjoy the Lunar New Year, we are all enriched by the sights, smells and sounds of your culture’s festivities.
I wish you well for a new start in a new year, with all the excitement and opportunity it brings.
Our country is a bigger, better, brighter, smarter and happier place for your presence.
May the Year of the Goat bring you peace, prosperity and good health.
WEDNESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2015