St Leonard Locals Adore Gore Hill

Gore Hill Park in St Leonards has been redeveloped to create a multi-use sports ground in the northern Sydney suburb. Federal Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman, who attended today’s opening event, said the project has transformed the much-loved park into a high-quality facility catering for numerous sports... More

Constituency Statement: Gore Hill Oval

(North Sydney) (13:34): For almost a century, Gore Hill Oval in my electorate has been one of our region's busiest playing fields. Across the years, it has seen its fair share of footy boots, spikes and bare feet. It has become a major home for cricket and AFL. It is, in fact, one of the busiest AFL training grounds in the ... More

Constituency Statement: North Sydney Energy and Solar Communities Program

(North Sydney) (16:02): Community organisations in my electorate are embracing the future and the potential of solar energy. This is both because of the benefits for our climate and the savings in energy costs that can be achieved from solar panels. This was brought home to me recently when I visited the Willoughby Park ... More

Parliamentary Committee: Report into Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018

(18:13): I present the committee's revised report on the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018, together with the minutes of proceedings. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). By leave—The advisory report on the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill ... More

Constituency Statement: Labor’s proposed retiree tax

(North Sydney) (18:40): Today I rise to speak about a matter which is of great concern to residents in my electorate, as it is across Australia. Labor's proposed retiree tax will hurt retirees and low-income earners by abolishing tax refunds for share dividends. The policy imposes a $45 billion tax on 900,000 Australians, ... More

Constituency Statement: 100th birthday of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

(North Sydney) (16:03): Today I rise to recognise a very special birthday: the 100th birthday of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. May Gibbs's most iconic work was published in November 1918 and has never been out of print in the hundred years since. Generation after generation of Australian children have grown up on the wonders ... More

Constituency Statement: North Sydney Electorate Floods

(North Sydney) (13:31): Last week Australia experienced the extremes of weather, with the devastating bushfires in northern Queensland and the tempest that hit Sydney on Wednesday. Residents in my electorate struggled to recall a rain event so intense and with such immediate impact. From Hunters Hill to Neutral Bay, ... More

Constituency Statement: Vale Mr Edward Carrington (Ted) Mack

(North Sydney) (16:40): It was appropriate that this parliament paused on Monday to remember the extraordinary life of the eighth member for North Sydney, Ted Mack. Ted brought to an end his career in public office over 20 years ago. Despite the passage of the years since, the respect and affection in which he has been ... More

Constituency Statement: North Sydney Electorate: 100th Anniversary of Royal North Shore Hospital and Diwali

North Sydney) (16:35): I rise today to acknowledge a number of significant events and major milestones in my electorate. This month our community will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal North Shore Hospital. It was on Friday 30 October, 1885, when a public meeting was held not far from where the hospital ... More

Constituency Statement: 100th Anniversary North Sydney Sub-branch Returned and Services League

(North Sydney) (16:22): I rise to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the North Sydney Sub-branch of the Returned and Services League. The North Sydney sub-branch was established in the shadows of World War I on 26 November 1918, just 15 days after the Armistice. In the early days of the First World War, it was evident ... More