Yesterday I attended a flag-raising ceremony and civic reception to launch Refugee Week in Ballarat. Refugee Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution refugees make to our community when we hear their stories and learn about the culture of our newest arrivals and the rich diversity they bring to our community.
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I am so pleased that I have been able to speak on this bill this afternoon and that the debate was not shut down by the opposition, as it attempted to do, because I am, like all people on this side of the house, committed to all Victorians and to ensuring that regional Victoria gets its share of funding and support.
Community health services form a crucial part of Victoria's healthcare system in providing a proactive focus on keeping people well. I am also aware that the Ballarat Community Health Centre is adopting new models of health service delivery in order to meet the needs of this community.
Mount Clear College is a terrific school in my electorate. Built in the 1970s, it was built with a very modern design at the time featuring lots of timber. It was built alongside the Canadian State Forest as it has been but is soon to become the Canadian Regional Park, which I am very pleased about. But that is another story.