Speeches

Australia Bangladesh Sports and Cricket Association

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Speaker, I recently had the pleasure of attending the Australia Bangladesh Sports and Cricket Association's Trophy Ceremony on the 15th of December, 2019.

The Association has been active in promoting sport, as well as Bangladeshi culture and heritage, to the Bangladeshi community for over 25 years.

2019 marked the Silver Jubilee Edition of the Association's annual BD Gold Cup, which is a highly anticipated event in the community.

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O'Connor's Pharmacy

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

I congratulate O'Connor's Pharmacy on its sixtieth Anniversary celebration held at the pharmacy in Frederick Street, Oatley.

I was delighted to attend the celebrations and witness the giveaways, discounts and promotions on offer.

The O'Connor family has been caring for Oatley since 1959, providing a consistently high level of service and priding themselves on a customer-oriented approach.

Current owners Tony and Gillian O'Connor commit themselves to values of decency, hard work, compassion and professionalism.

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Community Christmas Party

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Speaker, I rise to inform the House of the success of the 2019 edition of Oatley's Community Christmas Party.

The Community Christmas Party, which I have the pleasure of hosting every year, is one of my favourite events on the calendar, as it is a chance to celebrate the community achievements of the year just passed.

2019's Christmas Party brought together 130 of our community leaders, a number which rises every year.

As I addressed the room, what resonated with me was the strong spirit of service present amongst the guests.

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Bushfire Condolence Motion

Thursday, 06 February 2020

I thank the Premier and the Deputy Premier for the opportunity to contribute to this condolence motion, I feel a sense of helplessness in doing so. Helplessness because the words said in this House mean little to the brave 25 men and women who lost their lives this summer. Helplessness because these condolences will not rebuild the 2,400 homes lost and nor will the wildlife and livestock be brought back to life.

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