Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Wahroonga) (15:53): Thousands of Australians of east and south‑east Asian descent celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, which occurs when the moon is shining at its brightest, often between September and October. I was delighted to attend the recent Chinese Australian Services Society [CASS] Thornleigh Korea Moon Festival celebration at Thornleigh Hillcrest Uniting Church. CASS has provided social and community services to the multicultural community and people of all ages since 1981. It serves over 5,500 families every week with a team of over 620 staff and more than 350 active volunteers. It was lovely to see many seniors craft "make a wish" lanterns and "hang a wish" cards, before participating in traditional cultural dances. We were welcomed with traditional Korean food before being served a delicious traditional meal for lunch. I thank the entire CASS Thornleigh group for hosting such a wonderful celebration of the Moon Festival.