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

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