Kindergarten Attendance Rates

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —
I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Families and Children, but firstly I want to acknowledge that today is Tony Favier’s last day in this place before he heads off to retirement. Tony, thank you so much for all you have done over many years. As new members of Parliament, you certainly went out of your way to make all of us in the class of 2014 welcome, and I wish you all the very best in your retirement.

I direct my adjournment to the Minister for Families and Children, and the action I seek is that the minister convene a meeting between the City of Moonee Valley and the Department of Education and Training to discuss opportunities to improve attendance rates for the culturally and linguistically diverse community at kindergartens in the state district of Essendon.