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Monday, 1 September 2014
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Mr TEHAN (Wannon) (16:41): I rise this afternoon to congratulate all those who are involved with Sheepvention this year at Hamilton. Sheepvention is the largest agricultural fair for sheep and the wool industry in Australia. It was a terrific Sheepvention this year, in 2014. I would like to congratulate the president, the committee and all those involved.

Two events in particular were fantastic. The fashion parade showcased the latest in fashion. We had a terrific line-up of models, a terrific line-up of the latest in woollen fashion, whether it be suits, skirts or dresses. The latest initiative is that we are putting wool back into Australian Rules football apparel. I had the particular honour of being able to parade down the catwalk a Richmond football jumper with wool in it. I am wearing my Richmond tie today to celebrate what was a great effort by the Tigers on Saturday.

Could I also mention the Wooly West Fest, where regional communities put together their own sheep using different handicrafts. It was a terrific initiative which brought the regions into Hamilton for Sheepvention. Over 20,000 people came through the gates, and I commend them all. (Time expired)