The Hon. Bill Shorten MP Coptic New Year Message


The Leader of the opposition The Hon. Bill Shorten MP and Michelle Rowland MP ( Federal Member for Greenway) have sent us this message for the Coptic New Year. We thank the Hon. Bill Shorten and Michelle Rowland for their kind wishes on this special occasion.

It is our great pleasure to send our best regards to all Coptic Orthodox Christians in Australia and wish you a very happy and safe New Year.

Coptic New Year is a significant celebration for Coptic Orthodox Christians, and also a time for all Australians to rejoice in the rich success of the multicultural society we have built together, and acknowledge the outstanding contribution the Coptic community has made to Australia.

The Australian Labor Party has always recognised the extraordinary contribution that migrants make to our country.

I strongly believe that migration has transformed Australia into a vibrant and prosperous nation. We have communities such as yours to thank for this transformation.

The shape of our nation is unimaginable without your valuable and unique community.

On behalf of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party we wish all Coptic Orthodox Christians a joyous New Year, and acknowledge that many of you will be thinking of family and friends around the world who are suffering.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them also in these difficult times.


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