Speeches

Oatley Public School’s Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Speaker, I rise to acknowledge the great work of Oatley Public School students in their fundraising efforts for the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart Initiative.

Jump Rope for Heart is a physical activity program for schools, which aims to encourage a positive attitude towards exercise, healthy eating and heart health. Skipping is a great way to engage children in a non-competitive physical activity, and this is an important way to combat heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.

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Georges River Brick Fair

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Today I congratulate Oatley Public School on hosting the successful inaugural Georges River Brick Fair, which provides students with a brick pit play area, activities and competitions as well as Lego displays by the Sydney Lego User Group [SYDLug].

The event was attended by over 1,000 members of the public, and the kids' building competition received 55 entries.

The event was extremely successful and raised almost $9,000, which will be reinvested back into Oatley Public School.

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St George Meals on Wheels

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

I acknowledge the great work of St George Meals on Wheels, which was established in 1967.

St George Meals on Wheels is a community-based organisation that provides meals to the St George area, including my electorate of Oatley.

It offers a variety of meals to assist people who are frail, aged or disabled to live and stay at home and to ensure that their family or other caregivers are supported in their role.

For many years I have been fortunate to volunteer as a "runner" for Meals on Wheels, which involves delivering meals to the doorstep.

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Community Safety

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

The Government continues to invest in protecting our local communities. Having recently attended my local area command's monthly Community Safety Precinct Committee meeting, it was encouraging to hear the great news that the NSW Police Force continues to keep the community safe, with crime statistics showing all major categories either stable or falling. Police men and women across this State continue to deliver time and again, putting their own personal safety on the line to ensure our communities are safe and protected.

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