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Lane Cove Pool Opens

With summer just around the corner, it’s fantastic to see the Lane Cove Olympic Pool reopening following its complete rebuild. It’s sure to be an absolute hit with local swimmers of all ages. Residents will remember that the old pool was suddenly closed due to major structural issues. The pool is one of our area’s ... More

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

I rise tonight to speak about the important role being played by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, or ARENA, in supporting the technology which will be at the heart of Australia's energy and economic future. Since the industrial revolution, the world has been shaped by the ingenuity of humanity through the developm... More

Constituency Statement: Northbridge Football Club Initiative

I rise to draw members' attention to a wonderful initiative, which has been sponsored by Northbridge Football Club, in my electorate, to promote the role of community sport in the protection of our environment. The Sustainable Sports Program at Northbridge has been led by two determined and passionate mums at the club, ... More

Constituency Statement: New Rotary Presidents in the North Sydney Electorate

Amidst the gloom of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been some positive and, indeed, exciting news on the global health front. Today, health authorities have declared the entire African continent free of wild polio. It means that polio can be found now only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in very small numbers. This is ... More

Constituency Statement: The 75th Anniversary of VP Day

Fifteen August was an important day for Australians, as we commemorated the 75th anniversary of VP Day and the end of World War II. Victory in the Pacific marked the end of that awful war Australians endured for almost six years. For the first time in our modern history as a nation Australia faced the threat of invasion. ... More

The Importance of the Australian Tourism Industry

I want to start by congratulating and thanking the member for Perth for putting this motion on the Notice Paper and for moving it today. It is an important motion about a sector of our economy that is vital to the livelihoods of so many hundreds of thousands of Australians and the businesses that they work for. I am ... More

Constituency Statement: The Azeri-Armenian Border Conflict

As the world fights the coronavirus pandemic, today I want to speak about a battle of a different type: the recent Azeri-Armenian border conflict. I'm sad that I need to do so. Under the cover of the pandemic, we have seen the government of Azerbaijan launch military operations in the border zone of its Armenian neighbour. ... More

Constituency Statement: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

Australia plays a vital and proud role in improving the health care available to millions of people across the Indo-Pacific region. This contribution was affirmed recently by our government's important pledge of $300 million to Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. Gavi provides access to vaccines for developing countries and, over ... More

Walking the Allergy Tightrope: Addressing the rise of allergies and anaphylaxis in Australia

Today I present the report of the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport entitled Walking the allergy tightrope: Addressing the rise of allergies and anaphylaxis in Australia. Australia has been called the world's allergy capital because of the high prevalence rates of allergies in Australia, and it's on the ... More

Constituency Statement: Supporting the Arts During COVID-19

The arts, entertainment and creative sectors play a central role in our society and reflect who we are as individuals and as a nation. I am passionate about the role of the arts and am inspired by the creative talent that we have in our country. I see this across Sydney, undoubtedly the cultural capital of Australia, and ... More