Speeches

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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Sydney Airport Electric Bus Launch

Thursday, 20 October 2016

I would like to thank Kerrie and staff at Sydney Airport for inviting me here today.

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the Kameygal [pronounced KAY-MAY-GAL] People of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land we are meeting on today. I pay my respects to their Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People here today.

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Greyhound Racing in NSW

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

I rise in the House this evening to speak about the Greyhound Racing Prohibition Bill 2016 that will ban greyhound racing in NSW from the 1st July 2017. I want to be clear with regards to this legislation and that is that I stand shoulder to shoulder with the Premier and Deputy Premier and support the introduction of this Bill.

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