Speeches

Education Week 2019

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

What an honour to speak about Education Week. I acknowledge the member for North Shore, who moved the motion. Education Week is an annual event that is held during the first week of August to celebrate public education in New South Wales. The theme for 2019 is "Every Student, every voice". It is a celebration of the wonderful work of students and teachers and how the education system gives students the skills they need in order to have and express a voice during their own educational journey as engaged global citizens.

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Sing Australia St George

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

I acknowledge a fantastic group in my electorate called Sing Australia St George.

In April, I had the pleasure of attending Sing Australia's regional gathering at Peakhurst South Public School, which was part of a national Sing Australia celebration.

The St George branch was joined by fellow Sing Australia groups including Ashbury, Collaroy, Plateau and Gordon.

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St George Local Business Awards

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

I congratulate the many small businesses in the St George area that were recently recognised at the 2019 St George Local Business Awards.

Some of the local businesses recognised with an award include Hummingbird Lane Patisserie at Oatley, All Starz Performing Arts Studio at Peakhurst, Bridge Street Kids Early Learning Centre at Hurstville and Power Up Your Marketing at Lugarno.

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday, 27 June 2019

On Saturday 1 June I had the privilege of hosting a Cancer Council NSW Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. I look forward to this event each and every year as a way to support the Cancer Council, which supports so many people in their darkest of hours. Cancer has affected many Australians, whether it is those diagnosed with cancer or the loved ones of those diagnosed with this awful disease. Cancer unfairly and sadly took my mother at the age of 41—far too soon—and it is in her memory I host a morning tea annually.

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