- Posted by Author: Joel Preston in Category: Media Releases | 1 min read

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will celebrate Victoria’s Asian community in the South East by making the Springvale Asian Business Association’s Springvale Lunar New Year Festival even bigger and better.

Victoria is home to a large Asian community, making it one of the largest communities in Australia.

Multiculturalism makes our state stronger and more vibrant – and festivals and events are an important celebration of our diversity.

That’s why a re-elected Labor Government will invest $12 million to support multicultural festivals and events, across our state.

This includes $400,000 for the Springvale Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the food, music, dance, art and culture of Victoria’s Indochinese community.

For more than 20 years, the Springvale Lunar New Year Festival has delighted and entertained, with thousands of people coming together to enjoy the entertainment and attractions.

Labor has a proud record of supporting Victoria’s multicultural communities. Since coming to government, we’ve invested more than $300 million in support for multicultural communities.

Matthew Guy’s Liberals can’t be trusted to support multicultural communities – they only pretend to care in an election year.

Labor is doing what matters – celebrating Victoria’s cultural diversity by supporting community festivals and events, infrastructure and services.

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“Victoria’s cultural diversity is what makes our state great – multicultural festivals and events are an important way to celebrate the contribution communities have made – and continue to make.”

“Labor is doing what matters – we’ll support multicultural festivals and events that celebrate dance, music, language art and food, making sure they’re bigger and better than ever.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence

“Victoria is home to a proud and vibrant Asian community – and with this investment we’ll help make it even stronger.”

Quote attributable to Labor Member for Clarinda Meng Heang Tak

“The Springvale Asian Business Association are an essential part of Springvale’s story. This investment will celebrate and share that contribution.”