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

Electric Cars

We live in a time where technological change is occurring at an incredible pace. That change is disrupting old industries and services but also creating new opportunities for consumers, businesses and the community as a whole. There will always be some who will try... read more

Tribute Fr Tony Smith SJ

I rise to commemorate a man who made a great contribution to the community of North Sydney, Father Tony Smith SJ. Sadly Fr Tony passed away at the age of 70 a little over a week ago. Although he was born in Perth, in 1947, Fr Tony will be remembered by most as the... read more