Speeches

Life Education NSW

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Speaker, I rise to acknowledge the work done by Life Education Australia to successfully adapt their Healthy Harold program to ensure children across New South Wales safely receive essential life education. Life Education Australia has been providing Australian school students with the skills and knowledge they need to live a healthy and safe lifestyle for over 40 years.

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Sharlene McKenzie

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

I rise to acknowledge Sharlene McKenzie, who was a finalist for the Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award at last year's NSW Women of the Year Awards Ceremony. Sharlene has had a significant impact on the culture at 3Bridges Community and grown the organisation's services and connection to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the local area.

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Vale Alfred Charles McGrath OAM

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to remember Mr Alfred Charles McGrath. Sadly on the 12th of June 2019, Mr McGrath passed away. Mr McGrath, a resident of Oatley, was previously awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to veterans and their families. Alf was the RSL of Australia Oatley Sub-Branch's treasurer and life member since 2002.

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Commemoration of the Greek Pontian genocide

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

On the 26th of May last year, I was invited to the Hellenic Pontian Genocide Commemoration wreath laying ceremony. The Commemorative Committee is the joint society of Australian Greek groups in Sydney and Wollongong whose ancestors originate from the Black Sea area known as Pontos. The committee's main aim is to raise awareness of the genocide in Pontos and the neighbouring regions of Thrace and Asia Minor.

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