Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait


I rise to deliver a tribute to a former North Shore businessman, Geoff Selig, who is one of the best people I have ever known.

Heart Foundation

Alister for Healthy Heart Week in Parliament
5th Jun 2024
As part of National Heart Health Week, I was happy to see the Heart Foundation in Parliament a few weeks ago. Our heart health is vital.
Our role as members of Parliament representing our individual electorates is to make the lives of our constituents easier and better. One of the ways the previous Coalition Government made people's lives easier was through the money it allocated to the Transport Access Program to invest in important infrastructure upgrades to make public transport facilities more accessible, modern and secure.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Peter Harnwell and Mr Peter Kirkwood, from my electorate of Wahroonga, in Parliament House to celebrate their 50 years of service as justices of the peace.
Our local seniors make an invaluable contribution to our community. In the Wahroonga electorate, we are fortunate to have many active seniors in the volunteering space. Seniors give their time and energy each week to help many different organisations across the community. Recently I recognised some of those seniors with a 2024 Local Achievement Award.
The Government’s response to violence against women needs to be holistic and far broader than just bail reform, but bail reform now is an important start. The NSW Opposition will seek to introduce the Bail Amendment (Serious Personal Violence and Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2024 when Parliament resumes next week.
Recent events in NSW warrant tougher powers for law enforcement to combat knife crime. The NSW Opposition is calling for legislation to grant the NSW Police Force powers to use metal-detecting wands to enhance community safety.
During my time as the member for Wahroonga, I have enjoyed attending the ART NORTH exhibition at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery at Abbotsleigh. Each year, the gallery displays the outstanding HSC major artworks created by year 12 visual arts students from schools across the Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby district.

Vale Dr Tony Recsei

Red hearts on a yellow background
19th Mar 2024
I regretfully inform the House of the passing of Dr Tony Recsei of Warrawee. Tony was a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra since 1982, and a member of Rotary since 1975.
Local festivals bring people in the community together and enable organisations to raise funds for worthwhile causes. In 2022, the Pennant Hills High School Winter Carnival was held for the first time.
October was Small Business Month in New South Wales, and it was a great opportunity to recognise the contribution small businesses make to our communities. I had the pleasure of being on the panel at the Ku-ring-gai Chamber of Commerce business event and discussing many of the current issues facing our small businesses.

Leone Rocke

Alister Henskens and Leone Rocke
13th Mar 2024
I was honoured to be invited to join Leone Rocke as she celebrated her 100th birthday at the Seventh Day Adventist Aged Care facility in Wahroonga.

Gemas Day

Group photo
8th Feb 2024
I was honoured to join the memorial service for the eighty-second anniversary of Gemas Day, at the Suakin barracks, in Pymble, a few weeks ago.