Ms. Julia Banks, MP, Federal Member for Chisholm, joined the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP at the Awakening of the Melbourne Dai Loong Dragon and the Official Opening of the 2018 Melbourne Chinese New Year Festival in Melbourne’s Chinatown on Sunday 18 February 2018.
“It is a true joy to join Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull here in Melbourne’s Chinatown with the honour of being amongst the vibrancy and colour and warmth of the official opening of Chinese New Year” Ms Banks said
“I am also very proud to have the opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year over the coming weeks with the natural warmth, love and goodwill of the thousands of Australians of Chinese heritage who live in Chisholm, the electorate with the highest population of Australians of Chinese heritage in Australia”.
“The over 1 million Australians of Chinese heritage nationally are a significant contributor to making Australia the most successful multicultural nation on this earth” Ms Banks said.
“I wish all Australians a wonderful Lunar New Year, and extend my sincerest best wishes for a prosperous new year ahead, filled with love, family, joy and friendship. May the Year of the Dog bring great fortune and happiness in the months ahead.” Ms Banks said.