Mr SOUTHWICK — Last night marked the 165 birthday celebration of Jewish Care, and I would like to congratulate new president Michael Debinski and the board for putting on a terrific event. Jewish Care assists people of all ages in so many ways. We are lucky to have an organisation that provides such important support to its clients and their families.
Jewish Care was established in 1848, pre-gold rush and pre-Parliament House, when there were only 200 Jewish people in Victoria. There are now 45 000. The Jewish community has literally grown up alongside Jewish Care, and I thank it for all the good work it has done over 165 years.