Constituency Statement: North Sydney Community Awards

Last month I was very pleased to host my fourth North Sydney Community Awards at Norths Leagues Club in Cammeray. True heroes are all around us, often working behind the scenes doing extraordinary things for our community: in our schools and sporting clubs, caring for our environment or in the service of others, often ... More

North Sydney Christmas Card Competition

The North Sydney school Christmas card competition is a great tradition started by my predecessor, Joe Hockey, which I've been delighted to continue.   This year, the theme was 'What I love about Christmas', and I was overwhelmed with over a thousand inspired drawings—a wonderful insight into those things that ... More

Bondi to Manly Walk

How good is the new Bondi to Manly walk, which is opening shortly? There can be little doubt about the beauty of Sydney's magnificent harbour and the iconic Bondi and Manly beaches. With this in mind, I'm very excited to rise today to speak about the progress of the Bondi to Manly walk, which will be officially ... More

Celebrating Our Community: North Sydney Community Awards

I was very proud to host my fourth North Sydney Community Awards on 21 November 2019 to acknowledge and thank those people in our community who give so generously of their time to help others and make our local area a better place. Very big congratulations to the Special Olympics Dance Group which won the overall ... More

Nominate an Unsung Hero

Each year the North Sydney Community Awards recognise the many volunteers and community organisations that work to make our community a better place. The awards are held in November and provide an opportunity to say thank you to those who work in our community either as volunteers or staff in a community organisation ... More

Happy Diwali

Many residents of my electorate will be joining almost a billion people around the world of Hindu, Sikh and Jain faith in celebrating Diwali over the coming week. Diwali is one of the most important festivals in the Indian calendar and is a time of renewal, light and colour. It is referred to as the festival of light ... More

Celebrating Hunters Hill Theatre’s 90th Year

Today I rise to mark the 90th year of one of the most enduring community based cultural institutions in the North Sydney electorate: the Hunters Hill Theatre. In fact, the theatre lays claim to being the oldest continuous community theatre on the Australian mainland, only pipped at the post by one other in Tasmania. As ... More

Strengthening Ties with Latin America

I am proud to represent in this parliament an electorate that is such a wonderfully diverse multicultural community. North Sydney is home to people from every corner of the world, and they have added to the vibrancy of the North Shore. We are a welcoming community, and I see this best epitomised at the scores of citizens... More

Lane Cove Rotary Fair and the Crows Nest Festival

Across Australia, communities are coming together at fetes and festivals to celebrate the arrival of spring and warmer weather. My electorate is no different, and I particularly want to acknowledge all of those involved in two of our biggest community events, the Lane Cove Rotary Fair and the Crows Nest Festival. Last ... More

North Sydney Expo Shines Again

The North Sydney Senior’s Expo was a great success again this year and it was especially pleasing to have Sir Peter and Lady Lynne Cosgrove (who are perhaps our area’s newest retirees) open the event. In his opening address Sir Peter spoke about senior Australians being one of our most important national treasures ... More