Speeches

Local Road Projects

Thursday, 05 March 2020

I inform the House of local road projects currently being undertaken across the electorate of Oatley. This investment in our road transport network will ensure residents across New South Wales are spending less time commuting and more time with their family and friends. Across my electorate we are seeing investment in the widening of King Georges Road, a project that has been talked about for generations—for 40 years, in fact. For too long, motorists have experienced significant congestion along this road corridor, particularly during weekday peak periods.

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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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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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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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