Sophia Demetriades Toftdahl(Norwegian Australian Chamber of Commerce), Irene Stariha, Mark Stariha (Slovenian Australian Chamber of Commerce) and the Hon Tanya Plibersek

Thursday 31 March 2016 I was fortunate enough to be invited with my wife Irene to the 2016 EABC Cocktail Reception with the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP.

Tanya is a credit to her family and to Australia as a whole.

“In her address, Ms Plibersek discussed the importance of immigration to Australian society – an issue close to her heart, as the daughter of migrants. Ms Plibersek noted the richness of identity among those possessing dual nationality, and the varied experience and value brought to this nation by immigrants.

Ms Plibersek also discussed the impending Australia-Europe Free Trade Agreement, and emphasised its necessity in light of the enormity of Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Europe. Her comments regarding the recent attacks in Brussels indicated her dedication to national security and detailed comprehension of security threats that face Australia on the world stage”

Mark Stariha | Treasurer