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If there is anything we've learnt over the 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic it is that the virus presents more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie mystery. Since lodging this motion a week ago, the world has learnt of a new variant, omicron, which has already reached our own shores. It's early days, and scientists ... More

Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee Report

On behalf of the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport, I present the committee's report entitled The new frontier—delivering better health for all Australians: inquiry into approval processes for new drugs and novel medical technologies in Australia, together with the minutes of proceedings. The report ... More

School Christmas card competition

Well, ho, ho, ho! Christmas lights are beginning to coruscate in the streets of North Sydney as residents prepare to embrace this upcoming Christmas season. Adding to the joyous Christmas spirit, I was delighted to hold once again my annual Christmas card competition for school students in my electorate, and as always the ... More

Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021

I'm thrilled and delighted to speak in support of the legislation before the House today, the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 and the associated bills. This legislation has the exciting capacity to contribute so much to our transition to a net zero economy. This legislation is very timely, because it comes in ... More


At this time of year, many residents in my electorate will be joining almost a billion people around the world of Hindu, Sikh and Jain faith in celebrating Diwali. Diwali is one of the most important festivals for those faiths and is a time of renewal, light and colour. It is referred to as the festival of light and it ... More

Community Awards and Stronger Communities Program

Like every member of this House, I think, over the last 18 months I have seen some extraordinary acts of kindness and generosity by residents in our electorates. At its heart, it represents the true spirit of volunteerism, alive and well during some of the most difficult times for our nation. I think of my community ... More

Longueville Tennis Club

This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of Australia's oldest tennis clubs—the Longueville Tennis Club, in my electorate. Like with many things, COVID has impacted its planned celebrations, but I am pleased that it has still been able to release a fascinating history of the club. The idea of a tennis club in ... More

Petition: climate change

I have to say that in all my work as the member for North Sydney I'm constantly amazed and inspired by the knowledge and enthusiasm of young Australians on issues like protecting our environment. It's a vast improvement from when I was at school, but it does remind me of the fact that the first political act that I ... More

Tokyo Paralympic Games

Over the last week, Australians have been tuning in to watch our incredible Paralympic athletes compete on the world stage in Tokyo. Just like their Olympic counterparts, our Paralympians have been well represented on the podium, reaping over 50 medals in the games so far. I had the pleasure of hearing the stories of two ... More

Climate change

Climate change is unquestionably one of the great threats facing the world in the 21st century. The consequences of failing to respond would be dire for humankind, peaceful international cooperation, our economic and social structures and the planet's biodiversity. As we head towards COP26 in Glasgow, there has been ... More