Local Legends

Local Legends
  • 13th August 2017

    I recently had the great privilege of attending the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Itji-Marru Aboriginal Resource Centre at Morisset High School, which I am very pleased to acknowledge in the Parliament

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  • 2nd August 2017

    By leave: I acknowledge an extraordinary group which brings smiles to the faces of many people with special needs in my community. In 2002 a group of nine families headed by John and Carolyn Thoroughgood

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  • 2nd August 2017

    Today I pay tribute to an extraordinary Lake Macquarie woman who has not only conquered her disability but also the sporting world. Marilyn Mills from Morisset was born with a genetic eye disease.

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  • 2nd August 2017

    I inform the House of the silver lining that emerged over Lake Macquarie from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Last Friday morning people from around my electorate cheered home three local champions who won

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  • 2nd August 2017

    I acknowledge a wonderful organisation that has not only served the children of my electorate for more than 50 years but also encapsulates the true meaning of community spirit. The Peter Pan Preschool

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  • 2nd August 2017

    Many people would remember Robert "Dutchie" Holland taking wickets for Australia in the mid-1980s cricket tests and famously demolishing the batting line-up of the West Indies, but in Lake

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  • 24th July 2017

    Professor Stephen Deane from Fennell Bay was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his significant contribution to the world of medicine. Professor Deane has been

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  • 12th June 2017

    I recently had the pleasure of attending the New South Wales Rural Fire Service volunteer appreciation service at Doyalson. Among those honoured was Neville Koch, currently the captain of Mandalong

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  • 22nd May 2017

    Each September we pause to remember and pay tribute to the police men and women who have been killed on duty while serving to protect our local communities. Since the inception of Police Remembrance

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  • 16th May 2017

    There are few people who have not been touched by cancer either directly or indirectly. There are even fewer of the likes of Lisa Greissl who have not only had the strength to beat it but help to cure

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