Illumination of the Opera House

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Good evening and May I begin by saying … Kunghei Fatchoy or Happy New Year.

It’s a great pleasure to be here with you to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

The Premier has asked that I pass on her regrets at being unable to attend this evening and wish all of you a happy new year.

The NSW Government is proud to facilitate the illumination of the Opera House to mark the occasion of Luna New Year.

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National Nutrition Week Launch Breakfast

Friday, 16 December 2016

Good morning and welcome to the NSW Parliament

A special welcome to the staff and volunteers of Nutrition Australia, my parliamentary colleagues and Dr Joanna McMillian.

The Minister for Health, the Hon Jillian Skinner MP, has asked me to pass on her apologies at being unable to attend this morning. Jillian has been called to a Cabinet meeting but wanted me to convey her best wishes to you.

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Christmas Felicitation

Thursday, 15 December 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Members, on both sides of the House and their families a happy, safe and joyful Christmas. It is a privilege and an honour to work alongside so many dedicated, passionate and motivated people and despite our political differences and views we are all here with the same purpose and that is to serve our great communities.

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Lifeline Speech

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Madam Speaker

I rise in the Chamber today to draw your attention to the outstanding work of Lifeline Australia and to the fundraising efforts of some good friends.

Lifeline Australia provides crisis support and suicide prevention 24 hours a day to anyone in need regardless of their circumstances.

For fifty years Lifeline has answered thousands of calls for help with the belief that no one needs to face problems alone and that help is available.

Sadly the suicide figures in Australia are a national shame, an epidemic.

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