November 30, 2021
Tania MAXWELL (Northern Victoria) (14:24):
Well, it is that time of the year again. It is our last sitting week of Parliament, and I just want to take this opportunity to thank all the staff that make our day so much easier in here, from the clerks to the hospitality staff, right over to the Department of Parliamentary Services and the services and support that they provide to us.
The Table Office is another group of people who do an incredible job to ensure that our work is made so much easier.
To everybody in the Parliament—my colleagues in the Legislative Council, my colleague Stuart Grimley and most of all to my staff—I say thank you. My staff have worked tirelessly, and I know they are looking forward to having a bit of a break given that we have had (to represent our communities through) bushfires and COVID. It has been non-stop, and I really commend them for their loyalty, support and work.
I thank the Parliament itself for ensuring that we all get to go home safely every evening after work and for supporting us in the job that we do. I do wish everybody a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and I hope that it is very safe. I look forward to seeing you after the break.