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The Hon. Bob Carr MP
Premier of New South Wales, Australia


Jewish New Year 5758 (1997)

It is with great pleasure that I send New Year greetings and congratulations to the Jewish community via the Jewish Ozzies' Inter.Net (JOIN) Inc. Jewish Ozzies' Inter.Net assists organisations and members of the Australian Jewish community to gain access to the internet and to the Jewish community around the world.

For the Jewish community, Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. The Jewish New Year is a time for giving thanks, for reflection on the past, and for hope for the year ahead. It is a celebration which we can all understand. Reaffirming the importance of family and friends highlights an aspect of life which is significant to all communities.

The development and maintenance of Web sites for Jewish community organisations reflect exciting new trends in computer technology and communication. Web sites such as these provide members of our culturally diverse society with the opportunity to establish contact with the new technological community which is part of a larger global network.

The internet helps breaks down barriers between communities and fosters friendship and understanding both locally and internationally. It also allows other countries to learn of the significant contribution made by Australians of diverse backgrounds to the economic and cultural development of both New South Wales and our Nation.

On behalf of the New South Wales Government I extend best wishes for a prosperous and happy New Year to the Jewish community everywhere.

Bob Carr

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