Speeches

Small Business Month

Thursday, 24 October 2019

During Small Business Month I wish to emphasise the importance of small businesses and to inform the House about what this Government is doing to support them. The St George community, my local community, boasts an array of successful small businesses which contribute to a healthy local economy. As a former small business owner I understand the concerns that owners have and the pressures that they are under.

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St Mark's Spring Fair

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Speaker, I recently had the pleasure of attending the St Mark’s Church Spring Fair, hosted alongside St Mark’s Preschool, which is actually the preschool I attended. This year is particularly exciting with St Mark’s Church celebrating their centenary year. This year’s festival featured the Connells Point Public School choir, as well as a mobile animal farm. The local Hurstville Fire Brigade were also there to have a chat with the community, and there was a wide array of colourful stalls set up.

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Pole Depot Park

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

I welcome the opening of the new amenities block at Pole Depot Park in Penshurst. Pole Depot is a popular park in the local area, frequented by many young families, and provides a great playground area for local kids who may not have a backyard. Pole Depot Park has been in dire need of an amenities block. This was recognised by the Penshurst Nepalese community, who have been strong advocates for the construction of a public amenities block for many years.

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St George Business Chamber

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

I acknowledge the great work of the St George Business Chamber in launching its new Buy Local initiative. This new campaign aims to promote, support and benefit small businesses and communities within the local area, covering around 16,000 business that fall within the Georges River Council area. The initiative will assist small businesses to grow, create more local jobs and give back to the community. Small businesses employ almost 50 per cent of the New South Wales workforce.

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