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Chinese New Year 2021

On 12 February, hundreds of thousands of Australians across the country will join with many more across the world in celebrating the Lunar New Year and what we all hope will be a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead. The year 2021 in the lunar calendar is the Year of the Ox. Oxen are known for their diligence, depend... More

Thomson Park Pavilion Amenities Upgrade

Families and sporting groups in Artarmon are set to benefit from the rebuilding of the sports pavilion amenities block at Thomson Oval with the $955,000 project officially opened today. Federal Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman MP said the project provided a much-needed upgrade to the highly utilised park for all ... More

Exciting news for Sub Base Platypus

The federal government's Sydney Harbour Federation Trust has opened consultation on a proposal to create new parkland by demolishing the Harbour-facing front of the old Torpedo factory. Mr Zimmerman said the building's fate had attracted significant debate over the past decade as it had some heritage value, however; ... More

The 40th Anniversary of the SBS

I rise to congratulate SBS on 40 years of outstanding broadcasting on television, a milestone it recently celebrated. It is a great privilege for me, alongside the member for Calwell, to be the convener of the Parliamentary Friends of SBS. Our group reflects the broad support SBS has across the parliament. I'm also proud ... More

Federal Government’s Budget Designed to Keep Australians in Jobs

The COVID-19 recession has been devastating to the Australian economy and employment and nearly all Australians have felt these impacts. This recession is the most severe global economic crisis since the great Depression. In early October the federal government outlined its 2020 Federal Budget and the next phase of our ... More

Plea for the Victorian Government to Allow International Flights

This week Melburnians have celebrated being able to leave their homes, yet there are still thousands of Victorians stuck overseas trying to actually get home. In fact, something like 8,000 Victorians are overseas wanting to return to Australia, and over 1,500 of these are vulnerable. I raise this issue because all of us ... More

Hearing Health in Australia

One of the most important inquiries of the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport was our 2017 inquiry on hearing health, the report of which we entitled Still waiting to be heard…. With 3.6 million Australians living with a hearing impairment, this is such an important area for so many in our community. Our ... More

Constituency Statement: The Legacy of Mr Bruce Burns

I represent an electorate which is bordered by our beautiful Sydney Harbour. It is an international icon for good reason, but so often it has been threatened by inappropriate development and infrastructure. It remains fringed by beautiful bushland, parks and places of Indigenous and modern heritage. This has been no ... More

Constituency Statement: 2020 Archibald Prize Finalist

 'Bold', 'assured' and 'sensual' are all words that describe the work of Emily Crockford, who has been placed as a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize for her piece Self-Portrait with Daddy in the Daisies, Watching the Field of Planes. Emily is one of the many fabulous neurodiverse artists who work with Studio A in ... More

Constituency Statement: North Sydney Electorate’s Chinese Community

Early October is a very special and important time for Australians who have Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese heritage because, in 2020, 1 October was the time when those communities celebrated what is one of the largest festivals in many Asian societies—the Moon Festival, sometimes also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, ... More