I wish to express concerns raised with me by a Lancefield family in their application for a kindergarten inclusion support service (KISS) package for their three-year-old daughter, who is ready to start four-year-old kindergarten next year.
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It is extraordinary that the opposition has had to raise the issue of the Victorian families statement for debate in this house because the government is not interested in speaking about its own families statement.
It is a matter that the state Labor opposition treats very seriously because it relates to a significant report by the Office of Police Integrity (OPI) entitled Crossing the Line, which has exposed a great deal of political interference by the Baillieu government in the operations of Victoria Police.
On 29 November I was pleased to attend and participate in the Darebin Ethnic Communities Council's forum on the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities at the Darebin Intercultural Centre.
On 1 December, together with the member for Ballarat West in the other place, I visited the Ballarat Community Health centre in Sebastopol, which runs the Living Longer Living Stronger program.
Also on 1 December, with the member for Northcote in the other place, I attended the opening of the new offices of the Darebin Community Legal Centre by my federal colleague the member for Batman.
I wish to express the concerns raised with me about the Baillieu government's refusal to continue funding the Reading Recovery program that has been operating at Mill Park Heights Primary School for the past 20 years.