My connection with the Multicultural Eid Festival is long-standing. At the outset I congratulate the Ahmad family for their unrelenting endeavours for this important Sydney wide event. They have been major forces for understanding and acceptance as well as the joy that families experience at this event.
The festival attracts a multicultural mix of Australians of Islamic faith and more particularly in recent years increasing numbers of non-Muslims, as its notoriety has spread.
MEFF is symptomatic of the better elements of Australian society, encouraging multicultural opportunities and widening knowledge. I wish the stall holders, the organisers, the performers and attendees the best possible experience at the end of Ramadan
Laurie Ferguson MP
Federal Member for Werriwa