Speeches

New Probationary Constables

Wednesday, 04 March 2020

I recently had the opportunity to welcome eight new probationary Constables who have started at the St George Local Area Command in Kogarah.

It was fantastic to meet the Constables and ask them questions about why they have chosen to join 'the Force'.

What struck me was the diversity of professional backgrounds of the Constables, with the new members coming from all walks of life.

One thing that was constant throughout the Constables, however, was their strong enthusiasm to get started and serve the community.

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Dr Jane Hargood

Tuesday, 03 March 2020

I acknowledge the long and impressive career of gynaecologist Dr Jane Hargood. In fact, the member for Wagga Wagga might know her. She has practised in my electorate of Oatley for over 15 years. Dr Hargood's past is anything but ordinary, graduating with a degree in medicine at the age of 24 and joining the Royal Australian Navy shortly after. At the age of 27, Jane was practising as a medical officer and became the first female to go to sea with the navy in 1985.

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Oatley Probus Christmas Party

Tuesday, 03 March 2020

I share the success of Oatley Probus Club's Annual Christmas Party, held at Oatley RSL Club.

Oatley Probus Club are one of the most popular groups in our local community, with over 100 people in attendance of their Christmas Party.

They are a social club for retired and semi-retired men and women, who meet monthly with interesting guest speakers.

Additionally, the Club enjoy a monthly coach outing, biannual extended tours, monthly walks, regular theatre parties, special event luncheons, a quarterly magazine and much more.

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Laurie O'Connor- Georges River Council

Thursday, 27 February 2020

I acknowledge Laurie O'Connor, who has recently retired from his role as the director of Assets and Infrastructure, a position he has held at Georges River Council since its inception in 2016. Laurie is an exceptionally talented engineer who commenced his engineering career in 1986 with the former Botany Bay City Council. He was employed as a junior engineer before moving to other councils such as Waverley and Canterbury. In 1995 Laurie joined the former Hurstville Council as the manager of engineering administration.

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