Members Statement: Bushfires – Sikh Community

Ms SPENCE: I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous work undertaken by Craigieburn residents who responded to the call for aid for bushfire-affected communities—in particular, Ravinder Kaur and her family, who reached out to the Sikh community, the Craigieburn Sikh Gurudwara for providing storage facilities, and the Australian Sikh Support group who transported goods to affected communities, all of whom provided amazing support when it was needed most. The stream of support from the broader Craigieburn community was endless. The generosity of our community was outstanding, with donations of food and goods being delivered directly to impacted towns across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. I recently met with the Northside Malayalee Community Club, who donated funds raised at the Bunnings sausage sizzle to the bushfire relief fund. I know that many other community groups are holding fundraisers to do the same. I am very proud of them all. Well done and thank you all.