Private Member’s Motion – Trade

I want to congratulate the member for Forde for moving this motion which follows the table government’s leading role in bringing the Trans Pacific Partnership to fruition. Free trade agreements such as this are of seminal importance for Australia, which is why... read more

Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of Australians will join over a billion people around the world in celebrating Chinese New Year. The Lunar new year has truly become a global celebration, and Sydney will be no exception. It will, in fact, play host to the largest... read more

Australian Men’s Shed Association

I rise today to acknowledge the work of the Australian Men’s Sheds Association and the sheds they represent across my electorate and indeed Australia. In fact, Australia’s very first Men’s Shed was established in my local area. The Lane Cove... read more

North Sydney 2017 Christmas Card Competition

This time of year is a special one for our schools as they celebrate their achievements and also those of their school students. One of the sad parts about being here this week is that so many of us are missing the school assemblies and presentation days which are... read more

North Sydney Seniors Expo 2017

You’re invited to my second annual North Sydney Seniors Expo which I am holding on Thursday, 23 November 2017. I organise the Seniors Expo to showcase local community groups, businesses, aged care services, and government agencies that are providing services to... read more

World Osteoporosis Day 2017

Mr Speaker, Tomorrow is World Osteoporosis Day and it’s an opportunity to focus on bone health in Australia. This is a serious health issue which is resulting in over 160,000 fractures each year. In fact, in 2016 it cost our economy more than $2 billion. Osteoporosis... read more

Retirement of Ms Judith Felton – Hunters Hill High School

Mr Speaker I rise today to acknowledge the retirement of Ms Judith Felton, a remarkable educator who has served as Principal of Hunters Hill High School for almost two decades. Ms Felton’s passion for her students’ education, her work with parents and the community... read more