I extend to the Indian community, in Australia and around the world, my warmest wishes to all those who are celebrating the festival of Holi.
A colourful celebration of life, love and thanksgiving, Holi is a brilliant occasion to celebrate with family and to renew our bonds of friendship and goodwill with one another.
While the Gulal is thrown, we can acknowledge the celebration of Holi as a demonstration of Australia being the most successful multicultural society in the world.
I also wish to extend my greetings to those celebrating Holi in India. Our two great democracies are strengthened by countless people-to-people links and a shared commitment to democracy, the rule of law and mutual respect.
I wish everyone who is celebrating a Happy Holi.