Speeches

Strive Scholarships

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Good-morning Ladies, Gentlemen, Special Guests and in particular the talented and successful award recipients for the 2017 Strive Scholarships, for whom we are all here to celebrate and recognise today.

It is a real privilege to be here and to be part of this ceremony. I have always believed that education is first and foremost the one way that can truly have a transformative effect on an individual’s life. Before I continue, I would like to acknowledge the land on which we gather here and pay respects to our elders past and present.

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Chinese New Year Lantern Festival

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Good evening and May I begin by saying … Kung Hei Fat Choy … or Happy New Year.

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

The Minister for Trade, Tourism, Major Events and Sports has asked that I pass on his regrets for being unable to attend this evening.

New Year is traditionally a time for new beginnings … a time to get rid of bad habits and embrace change for the better.

New Year is also an opportunity to take the time to show our appreciation for the gifts we enjoy.

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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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