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MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017

The Lunar New Year is the highlight of the Chinese calendar and a special occasion for families to gather and celebrate their heritage.

While  this  festival  is  a  moment  of  particular  significance  to  those  of  Chinese background, it is equally a time for Australians of all cultural backgrounds to reflect on and celebrate the benefits of our diversity.

We are a nation built on the riches of many cultures, and every community group and every cultural tradition, is an indelible part of who we are.

The inauguration of the Year of the Rooster, a sign traditionally associated with confidence, motivation, and assertiveness, bodes well for future success.

I wish all Australians a wonderful Chinese New Year, and great fortune and happiness in the months ahead.

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Prime Minister of Australia

13 January 2017