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Constituency Statement: Coronavirus Scams

The current coronavirus crisis has shown Australians at their very best. Yet, disgustingly, there some out there, both from here and abroad, who are seeking to make financial gain off those who are anxious and vulnerable. This is a time when many are fearful for their health and safety and that of their families, but we ... More

Constituency Statement: Condemning Racism during COVID-19

During the course of the current COVID-19 crisis, we have seen our community step up and play its part in suppressing the spread of the virus. There is no better demonstration of this than the actions of the Australian Chinese community, be it in my own electorate or elsewhere across the nation. The Prime Minister has ... More

Constituency Statement: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

This evening I rise to reflect on what I believe is one of the most important statutory bodies established by the Commonwealth government and the Australian parliament. I refer to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. I say that it is one of the most important because this trust, established almost 20 years ago in legisla... More

Constituency Statement: Coronavirus

I rise to talk about the risks of the coronavirus, which I know is causing anxiety for all Australians, including many of my residents. That's perhaps understandable when we see some of the imagery coming from other countries around the world. But I want to make the clear point that Australia is not one of those countries. ... More

British Pensioners

At every level, Australia's relationship with the United Kingdom is deep and enduring. We share so much in terms of our people-to-people contacts, our values and our history. It therefore saddens me to have to raise a dark blot on that relationship. I refer to the treatment of the 234,000 people who have migrated to ... More

Environmental Conservation and the National Plastics Summit

Plastic makes up around 80 per cent of all marine litter. In 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. That is why I'm proud to be part of a government that takes plastic pollution in our oceans so seriously. At today's National Plastics Summit, around 200 industry representat... More

North Sydney Electorate: Australia Day Awards

I rise today to congratulate those in my electorate who were honoured on Australia Day this year by their appointment to the Order of Australia. These awards and honours highlight that, as Australians, we are all part of something greater than ourselves. I'd particularly like to recognise Professor Bruce Robinson—one of ... More

Statement on the Coronavirus

My electorate reflects the wonderful multiculturalism of modern Australia and it is home to one of Sydney's largest Australian Chinese communities. Those with Chinese heritage contribute enormously to our community, and I am proud to represent them in this parliament, as I am all my constituents. Like all of us, the ... More

My Condolence Speech on the Bushfires

 I'm pleased to have the opportunity to support the condolence motion moved by the Prime Minister. My electorate of North Sydney has been distant from harm's way during the horrific bushfire season Australians are witnessing this summer. However, for much of December and January, we have been reminded by the smoke-filled ... More

My Article in the February Issue of ‘The Village Observer’

Lane Cove Public School As many residents would know a fire caused extensive damage to Lane Cove Public School in January. Fortunately no one was hurt. However, the fire destroyed the school’s canteen and school hall. The school’s P&C Association has set up a GoFundMe Page in order to raise money to help the ... More