The Village Observer – 25th Birthday

Mr Speaker I rise today to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the great local institutions in my electorate, The Village Observer newspaper. The Village Observer is a much-loved local publication that serves residents living in the municipalities of Lane Cove... read more

Rotary Club of North Sydney – 90th Anniversary

Mr Deputy Speaker This week the Rotary Club of North Sydney celebrates an incredible milestone, its 90th anniversary. The club was chartered on 16 August 1928, and on Thursday night it will mark its nine decades of achievement. The Rotary Club of North Sydney has been... read more

North Sydney Community Awards 2018

Nominate an Unsung Hero I am organising the 2018 North Sydney Community Awards to recognise the many volunteers and community organisations that work to make our area a better place. The awards provide an opportunity to say thank you to those who work in our... read more

Annual School Leaders Lunch

I’m proud to represent an electorate which is home to some of Sydney’s finest government and non-government schools. I see this in all my interactions with local schools, and it was reaffirmed when earlier this month I hosted my annual lunch for year 12... read more

Rotary in our community

At this time of year, over 1,100 Rotary clubs across Australia are meeting for their annual changeover dinners. It will be a time of camaraderie for members of those clubs but, more importantly, an opportunity to reflect on their achievements over the past year and to... read more

Red Shield Appeal 2018

This weekend thousands of volunteers will be joining the Salvos in knocking on doors for the annual Red Shield Appeal. This is perhaps Australia’s best recognised fundraising drive as the Appeal has now been in operation for over 50 years. I want to encourage... read more

Gig Buddies

The North Sydney electorate is home to hundreds of community organisations that work to improve the lives of others. Today I want to acknowledge the work of Gig Buddies, a wonderful organisation funded by ACL Disability Services, which has its base in Chatswood but a... read more