Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:37:56) — I rise to acknowledge to the house the 40th annual celebration of the Weerama Festival in my electorate of Werribee. It was great to be with the community on this fabulous day as it celebrated local culture and talent.

Weerama means ‘to play’ and centres on everything we love about Wyndham, from our community groups, our local businesses, our dedicated residents and our vibrant multicultural mix. I would like to thank members of the Weerama committee, the president, Marcel Mahfoud, along with all the other volunteers and organisers who have enabled this annual event to take place.