“A few weeks ago, I met a group of Sikh volunteers in Bairnsdale.
They’d left their homes in Cranbourne and hit the road to help feed the thousands of people who had been displaced by the bushfires.
And they weren’t the only ones.
Everywhere I’ve been, ordinary Victorians from all walks of life are on the frontline fighting fires, cleaning up, fundraising – and providing comfort to those who need it.
Yesterday morning, I joined members of our multifaith community on the steps of Parliament.
We came together to acknowledge the incredible work done by Victorians – and by our overseas friends – over the summer.
And to say thank you.”