Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait


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.
The NSW Parliament got behind the Coalition’s efforts to amend the Crimes Act in a way that allowed NSW Police to prosecute those publicly threatening or inciting violence but prevented this law from being weaponised by private citizens.
Scout groups across Australia provide young people with opportunities to learn important leadership skills, engage in community service and participate in outdoor activities. People from different cultural and religious backgrounds participate in Scouts right across the country.
It is with a heavy heart that I inform the House of the passing of Lieutenant Maxwell Nugent, who sadly lost his life at only 24 in a military exercise alongside three other Servicemen.
The Wahroonga Electorate is home to the Wahroonga, Turramurra and Ku-ring-gai Rotary clubs. Each year, the Presidents of each club pass the baton to a new leader during their annual changeover dinner.
An esteemed group of 26 bowling clubs from the Upper North Shore and Northern Beaches recently competed in the 2022-2023 Pennant, an annual bowls competition.

Crimes Act - 93Z

Brown gavel
30th Nov 2023
The Opposition supports, and remains willing to support, legislation that would allow NSW Police powers of prosecution for publicly threatening or inciting violence on grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex or HIV/AIDS status, and moved an amendment to allow this, which the government voted down.

Laura Strawbridge

17th Oct 2023
I acknowledge an exceptional young woman in the Wahroonga electorate, Laura Strawbridge of Pymble. Laura is the captain of Ku‑ring‑gai High School and earlier this year was selected as a 2023 youth MP representing the electorate of Wahroonga.
The NSW Liberal and National Coalition recognises and celebrates the invaluable contributions of more than 850,000 carers across the state as we mark National Carers Week 2023.

Moon Festival

Group Photo of CASS Thornleigh Moon Festival
12th Oct 2023
Thousands of Australians of east and south‑east Asian descent celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, which occurs when the moon is shining at its brightest, often between September and October.

Dr Belinda Khong

Matt Cross MP, Dr Belinda Khong, Alister Henskens SC MP and Tim James MP
20th Sep 2023
I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Dr Belinda Khong's new book titled "Water Rabbit's Mindful Adventures: The Great Race of Animal and Human Friends".
I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Cate Newman, the president of Hills District Netball Association. I had the pleasure of meeting Cate only a couple of weeks ago at the Hills District Netball grand final.