Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (11:14): Good Friday and Easter are soon approaching. The world’s Christian community commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. Easter is another important religious day for the Christian community. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death on Easter Sunday. The Easter weekend is a great opportunity to spend some time with our families and friends. I give my best wishes to the Victorian Christian community. I hope this Easter is bright and it brings you prosperity and happiness. I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and safe upcoming Easter weekend. This year the celebrations will be different as we can finally see our friends and families in person and spend some quality time together.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish a happy and safe school holiday period to young Victorians and particularly the residents of Western Metropolitan Region who are finishing their first school term of this academic year. I hope that they stay safe and enjoy the well-deserved time off.
I would also like to highlight that on Good Friday each year Victorians come together to support the Good Friday Appeal that raises funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. The fundraising event supports thousands of kids every year. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and spread the cheer. I would encourage all Victorians to donate to this great cause if they are able to.