Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (14:20): I rise today to recognise the work of the Blue Ribbon Foundation. Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending Blue Ribbon’s annual fundraising ball with members of my staff and our party leader, Derryn Hinch. The ball was a great success and provided the opportunity for Victorians to come together and celebrate the work of the foundation, whilst raising funds to assist our public hospitals with ongoing essential upgrades. It was great to see the silent auction items and raffle tickets sell so quickly to a full house. This year the foundation acknowledged the need for greater fundraising to help to fund significant upgrades of the women and children’s precinct of the Angliss Hospital, located in Ferntree Gully. This would include enhancing the delivery suites and the postnatal and antenatal areas to make them more welcoming for families and their newborn babies. Since its inauguration in 1939, more than 100 000 babies have been born at the Angliss, with at least 2000 births expected this year. While this year’s ball focused on Blue Ribbon’s commitment to improving health services for those in need, I have also had the pleasure of meeting Neil Soullier, the CEO of the foundation. Neil understands the demanding nature of policing and frontline service on not only the individual but the families who support our emergency service workers. I look forward to working with Neil and the foundation throughout my term in Parliament and once again congratulate them on another brilliant fundraising exercise.