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

School funding across the North Sydney electorate

I am proud to represent in this Parliament some 40 government and non-government schools. Since my election 18 months ago I have had the opportunity to see almost all of those schools and I been impressed by the extraordinary role they play in the education of their... read more

Vivid ‘Lights On’ at Chatswood

This time of year reminds us all why Sydney is Australia’s premier city, as our streets come alive with the spectacle of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light and creativity. Vivid is now one of the world’s greatest events, and last... read more

60th Anniversary of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Australia

I am fortunate to represent in this Parliament an electorate which is home to one of our nation’s largest Australian-Armenian communities. Those of Armenian heritage reflect all of the best features of our history of migration and multiculturalism. While the first... read more

Treatment of the LGBTI community in Aceh, Indonesia

Australia values its close relationship with Indonesia. We enjoy a high degree of cooperation and so many Australians have experienced the warmth of Indonesian hospitality and the vibrancy of their culture. Our friendship with Indonesia has been strengthened by our... read more