Speeches

Tribute to Dr Francis Clement Chapman

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

 It is with a heavy heart I inform the House of the passing of a local legend in our community, Dr Francis Clement Chapman. Dr Chapman, or Dr Frank as he was endearingly known, passed away on Tuesday 12 May at around 4.00 a.m. He was 88 years of age. They were certainly 88 years packed with joy, passion and achievement. Frank was born in Taree. He attended Taree High School and The Shore School in Sydney. He was a gifted musician who played the violin. He excelled in maths and science. Upon leaving school in 1950, he placed in the top 20 in the State.

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Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Speaker, I recently had the pleasure of attending lunch at the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese.

The Archdiocese has a long history that begins in the late 19th century, and has a rich Orthodox community base that includes Lebanese, Greek and Russian worshippers stemming from the first waves of immigration in eastern Australia and Dunedin in New Zealand.

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Australia Bangladesh Sports and Cricket Association's Trophy Ceremony

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

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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Kogarah Community Services

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

It is an honour to speak in support of Kogarah Community Services, a community organisation that services not just my electorate but the neighbouring electorates of Lakemba, Kogarah and Rockdale. This fantastic organisation provides support for those in all walks of life. It utilises its strong connection with the broader local community to advocate for positive change. Change is not always easy to enact but it is very important. Kogarah Community Services continues to be a very strong, passionate, forward-thinking group in the community.

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