, Governor General of Australia
Our world is a wonderful and diverse place, made up of many people, customs, cultures and traditions. This diversity brings life, colour and excitement to all our lives. Understanding each other, valuing our differences and appreciating all the things other cultures bring is important to a peaceful and harmonious world…
…As a proud multicultural society, Australia is honoured to once again host this major international event.
I am sure that this Festival will bring the colours of the world to life and help promote the understanding that is so important to our future together.