NSW Premier Baird’s Chanukah message

December 22, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Premier Mike Baird sends a Chanukah message to the Jewish community…

As we come together to spend quality time with family and friends it is my great pleasure to wish the Jewish community of NSW a happy Chanukah.

Premier Mike Baird studies the program Photo: Henry Benjamin/J-Wire

Chanukah is a special time of year when hope, faith and strength is embraced and the community is reminded of the need for hope and unity.

I thank the Australian Jewish community for its commitment to interfaith dialogue and building and maintaining harmony in NSW.

As we reflect on the past 12 months, the NSW Government has continued to deliver new schools and hospitals, to provide our younger generations with access to quality education, and protect the sick and vulnerable.

The largest capital works program in state’s history is well underway, including projects such as Sydney Metro, WestConnex and NorthConnex, which have allowed thousands of people to secure new jobs or retrain in new skills areas.

We have achieved many things together and it was wonderful to celebrate the Lunar New Year and Diwali with my friends in the community, attend the annual Harmony Dinner, and become the first serving NSW Premier to visit Israel.

I am proud of the relationship that has been forged between NSW and Israel and I look forward to this friendship being allowed to flourish into the future.

Chanukah Sameach!

The Hon Mike Baird MP

Premier of NSW
Minister for Western Sydney


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