(Thursday, 5 August 2021): I rise to acknowledge and thank the Northern Health staff, volunteers and everyone involved in vaccinating our community in the electorate of Mill Park.
(Thursday, 10 June 2021): I wish to place on the record my heartfelt gratitude to Sikh Community Connections and their volunteers, who have stepped up to the challenges that the pandemic has brought, making sure that those in difficult financial circumstances or those who isolate to protect our community have access to a freshly cooked vegetarian meal.
(Wednesday, 26 May 2021): I am pleased to inform the house that last week I was able to honour some of our local environmental volunteers at an afternoon tea in my electorate office.
(Thursday, 6 May 2021): I was privileged to recently attend and address the public memorial for George Zangalis, a giant of the left in Australia, who passed away on 26 March aged 90.
(Thursday, 18 February 2021): I rise to honour the life of Jegarajasegaram Pathinathan, a very dear friend of mine and an inspiring community leader in the Tamil community.
(Thursday, 18 March 2021): I rise to inform the house of the great celebration held last week for the official opening of the all-abilities play space in my electorate of Mill Park.
(Thursday, 4 March 2021) (09:48): I rise to congratulate The Lakes South Morang College on an important milestone in its 14-year history. This year the school welcomed its first VCE class since it opened in 2007.
(Wednesday, 25 November 2020): In sad news I reflect on the passing of Charles McLean, who died earlier this week.
(Thursday, 4 February 2021): I rise to pay tribute to my friend and local resident, the late Donato Polvere, who sadly passed away on 21 January, aged 84.
(Thursday, 10 December 2020 09:41): I rise today to congratulate the Greenbrook Singers, a group of some very, very resilient and inspiring senior citizens in my electorate of Mill Park, and their community development officer, Liz Skitch.
(Wednesday, 25 November 2020 10:13): I rise to congratulate Josie Minniti, who was recently awarded a Westfield Local Heroes award in recognition of her volunteer work over many years. This award is given to individuals and affiliated organisations that have had a positive impact on their community.
(Thursday, 18 June 2020 10:16): I would also like to congratulate one of my constituents, Mr Lee Webb, on being awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his ongoing support to veterans and their families as a member of the Greensborough RSL.
I rise to congratulate all the teachers and staff at schools across the Mill Park electorate for their wonderful work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I rise to congratulate one of my constituents, master craftsman Dionysius Paraskevatos, for his recent exhibition of model ship replicas, entitled A Mariner’s Passion, at Macleod College, the opening of which I was very pleased to attend. I have known Dionysius for many years, and his passion for model ship making and history is inspiring.
I rise to mourn and pay tribute to Mr Kenneth Jeffery, who sadly passed away on 31 May 2019.
I rise to mourn and pay tribute to Mr Herbert Alec Mason (HERB), who sadly passed away on 23rd October, 2019
Ahead of International Women’s Day I rise to absolutely celebrate the way in which women are taking leadership roles in fighting Victoria’s bushfires.
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