RAMADAN

Mr PEARSON – I am really pleased to acknowledge that our Muslim community here in Victoria are observing the holy month of Ramadan, and I warmly wish them Ramadan Mubarak. Ramadan is a very special time for reflection, fasting and prayer for Muslim communities. Families and communities gather all over our state, country and world for iftar dinners just after sunset to break the fast and share a meal. I was delighted to host an iftar dinner in my electorate of Essendon on 15 May. Members of my community from many backgrounds and faiths gathered at dusk at the Flemington Community Centre to share a meal and enjoy being together.