Speeches

Autism Community Network Fundraiser

Thursday, 24 October 2019

In August I was pleased to attend the Autism Community Network trivia fundraiser. The Autism Community Network was founded in 2011 by Steve Drakoulis, a local dad with a son on the spectrum. The network has grown vastly over the years with the support of over 60 volunteers across New South Wales. The network does not receive any recurrent funding, but relies on fundraising and donations to continue its great work. That is why fundraising events like the trivia night are vital to the network.

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Oatley Heritage and Historical Society

Thursday, 24 October 2019

I acknowledge the great work of the Oatley Heritage and Historical Society as it approaches its twenty-fifth anniversary. The society was established in 1995 with its inaugural meeting held at the Oatley School of Arts. The society undertakes research in historical events and places around Oatley, with meetings held quarterly and informal coffee and chat meetings held three times a year. The society has made a valuable contribution to our local community, actively participating in the Oatley Village Festival and visiting schools in the area to discuss matters of local history.

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Small Business Month

Thursday, 24 October 2019

During Small Business Month I wish to emphasise the importance of small businesses and to inform the House about what this Government is doing to support them. The St George community, my local community, boasts an array of successful small businesses which contribute to a healthy local economy. As a former small business owner I understand the concerns that owners have and the pressures that they are under.

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St Mark's Spring Fair

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Speaker, I recently had the pleasure of attending the St Mark’s Church Spring Fair, hosted alongside St Mark’s Preschool, which is actually the preschool I attended. This year is particularly exciting with St Mark’s Church celebrating their centenary year. This year’s festival featured the Connells Point Public School choir, as well as a mobile animal farm. The local Hurstville Fire Brigade were also there to have a chat with the community, and there was a wide array of colourful stalls set up.

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