I was pleased to attend three Anzac commemorations in my electorate.
I commend Goulburn Valley Grammar School for the tremendous work which went into the Anzac Day eve presentation at their school, particularly honouring Indigenous Australians’ contribution to the war effort.
I also attended the Anzac Day service at Mooroopna. There are growing numbers each year at these services.
One of our local RSL veterans, Mr Robert Mathieson, was a guest at the state Anzac Day luncheon held in Melbourne. A Vietnam veteran, Mr Mathieson was integral in fundraising and gaining grants for the erection of the Robert Mactier, VC, memorial statue and the surrounding garden upgrades in Tatura where I also attended the Anzac Day memorial service. Mr Mathieson was named a life member of the RSL last year. I congratulate him on his continued dedication to the returned services.