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I send my warm greetings to Muslims in Australia and all around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha and performing the Hajj this year.
Muslim Australians are among the millions of pilgrims undertaking the annual Hajj, which honours the sacrifice and devotion of Abraham and serves as a reminder of the shared Abrahamic roots of Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

During the Eid al-Adha holiday, Muslims of all ages and backgrounds commemorate the prophethood of Abraham through acts of charity and praying for those in need.

Australia is the most successful and harmonious multicultural society in the world. The Australian Muslim community plays an important role in strengthening our diverse social fabric.

I send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Eid al-Adha.
Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour.

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister of Australia
24 September 2015



A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Canning in Western Australia will be held on Saturday 19 September 2015.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Canning, enrol or update your enrolment details at The deadline to enrol is 8pm AWST Monday, 24 August 2015.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

To apply for a postal vote visit You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at or contact the AEC via email ( or telephone +61 2 6160 2600.


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