I take this opportunity to congratulate Peter and Christine Forster from Ararat on the recent recognition of their work in environmental planting projects. Just over three weeks ago, Peter and Christine were joined by the then federal parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, who inspected their excellent work. They have been direct seeding marginal land on their 800 hectare property with red gum and black wattle, which are native species. This has resulted in around 4.5 tonnes per hectare of carbon sequestration. The project is the first environmental project in Victoria approved under the federal government’s Carbon Farming Initiative. It is a fantastic achievement from one of the first carbon farmers in Victoria, and I congratulate both Peter and Christine on their achievement and their tireless work in protecting the local environment.