Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Ms SHING (Eastern Victoria) (09:52) — I rise today to congratulate the various members of Lifeline Gippsland and the work that was undertaken in recent times to take three miniature alpacas on a jaunt through town. It was Harold, Riot and Button that went around to promote the importance of having conversations and the importance of talking and reaching out for support or assistance when people need it. I would like to in particular thank Dan, Lill, Mel, Helen, Annette, Louise, Marisca and Lynton for providing ongoing support within this volunteer organisation as part of a wider team of dedicated people who support the work of Lifeline through the 131114 crisis service, the HALT! and say HI! project, the Connect Call Back program, which is local to Gippsland, emergency response, the warehouse and op shops across the six local government areas of Gippsland and all of the other initiatives that they participate in.