Vote YES – let’s get this done so we can all move forward

It is important all Australians participate in the postal survey on marriage equality and I encourage voters to complete and post back the survey form as soon as they receive it so their views are counted. If the majority of Australians vote yes, the law will change... read more

Service to our local councils

Mr Speaker This coming Saturday, residents across many areas in Sydney will be voting in local government elections. I encourage local residents to ensure they participate in the elections of the four councils that have their homes in my electorate: Hunter’s... read more

NDIS Forum in the North Sydney

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is one of the most important social policy reforms undertaken by federal and state governments in recent years. All of us know Australians – be they family, friends or work colleagues – who are living with a disability. And any... read more

Vale, Betty Cuthbert

I would like to associate myself with the remarks made in the House by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition following the very sad recent passing of Betty Cuthbert. I want to commend both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition on their... read more

Happy 100th Birthday to the Mosman Daily

I rise today to mark an important occasion in my local community, the centenary of the Mosman Daily newspaper. As is the case across Australia, local newspapers like the Mosman Daily are the lifeblood of our local communities, providing us with news and information... read more

Right decision on local council mergers

Federal Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman MP, has welcomed the decision by the state government to abandon plans for council amalgamations on the north shore.  “As a former Councillor on North Sydney Council, I have seen the important role local Councils play... read more

School children crack the code for a better future

The computer coding skills of students at Artarmon Public School were on full display today as part of an innovative new drive to improve digital literacy in our schools. The Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham joined local MP Trent Zimmermann at... read more

North Sydney Community Awards – nominations are open!

Federal Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, is asking residents in his electorate to nominate unsung local heroes for the 2017 North Sydney Community Awards. “I am organising the Awards to acknowledge the contribution of those volunteers who really are the glue... read more

North Sydney Community Awards – Nominate a local hero

I have spoken before in this Chamber about the incredible contribution being made within our local communities by the thousands of people who, every year, volunteer to help others. It is occasionally easy to think that, in our busy cities, we have become a more... read more

Hunters Hill Rugby Union Football Club 125th Birthday

Local sporting clubs play such an important role in our communities – bringing people together, encouraging fitness and allowing their players to share their passion for sport. Today I want to acknowledge one of those clubs, the Hunters Hill Rugby Union Football Club,... read more