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Best Wishes from Federal Labor Member for Batman David Feeney on Indian Independence Day.

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As India celebrates its 70th year of independence, it is my great pleasure to extend my best wishes to those celebrating this auspicious occasion in my local community and wider Victoria.

The Indian community is one of the largest ethnic communities in our local area with around 5000 local residents born in India in 2016, a number that continues to grow. Many others enjoy ties to the people and culture of India.

I cannot think of a better day to recognise and appreciate the tremendous contribution that Australians of Indian Heritage have made to our political, economic and cultural life.

Should you require any assistance on Federal Government issues such as Medicare, Centrelink, and immigration, please contact my office at (03) 0416 8690 or email me at david.feeney.mp@aph.com.au. My staff will be more than happy to assist you.

Again, my warmest greetings for a joyful celebration of Indian Independence Day.

Community engagement with David Feeney MP @ Thornbury Theater


By SAT community reporter

Melbourne, 15 May: It was a fitting honor for Mr. David Feeney MP, Batman as a massive crowd of subcontinent people pledged to support him in the 2 July federal election. The main hall of the Thornbury Theater was lighted up with posters and banners supporting Mr. David Feeney, MP. Those who addressed the gathering were Alok Kumar, Dr. Raj Kiran, Mr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Shahbaz Chaudhury, Dr. Sharif, Mr. Guri Singh, Cr. Tim Singh Lawrance, Cr. Intaj Khan and Mr. Varghese among others.

In his address Mr. David Feeney said that Mr. Turnbull had disappointed everyone with business and consumer confidence, public investment and infrastructure going down. This Liberal vision, he said, gives an unfair future to the country. Action on climate change is a must, he said.

The Batman MP, who is seeking reelection from Batman also, detailed the rising clout of India in the region and how Australia is tied in trade and business with one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Most of the others speakers appealed people to support and vote for Labor in the federal election to strengthen jobs, education, and health of the community. The doctor speakers were critical of the Liberal government’s cuts to medical services and warned against the threats to Medicare. The recent 650 million dollars cut to pathology, radiology etc. came in for massive criticism.

Earlier, the Kumar brothers (Alok & Aakash), organizers and owners of the Thornbury Theatre welcomed and honored Mr. David Feeney with a shawl as the audience clapped.

The successful event had hundreds of representatives from South Asian and Indian organizations who were all acknowledged. MC Kaushaliya Vaghela did a fine job conducting the program. The guests were served with a tasty dinner and no one missed the chance of networking.

- SAT News Service