Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Ku-ring-gai Electorate Olympic Representatives

Alister Henskens SC MP with Loreto Normanhurst Alumni, Ellen Roberts and Tahli Moore

Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai—Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services) (18:30): I acknowledge six exceptional women with connections to Ku-ring-gai who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games.

I congratulate Loreto Normanhurst alumni Ellen Roberts, class of 2009, and Tahli Moore and Liz Clay, class of 2012. Tahli and Ellen, who I met here at Parliament, are part of the Aussie Spirit Softball Squad and will go up against Japan in their opening game. Liz is running in the 100 metre hurdles event. Liz's qualifying time of 12.72 seconds has made her the second fastest hurdler in Australian history.

Cate Campbell is a swimming icon and, after recently coaching and training at Pymble Ladies' College, will be attending her fourth games. I congratulate Amy Ridley from Turramurra High School. Amy will debut at the Paralympics after being selected for the Australian Goalball Team. Finally, ex-Ravenswood student Tiffany Thomas Kane, OAM, secured her spot in the Paralympics swim team. Ku-ring-gai is home to an extraordinary level of sporting talent.

I wish all our athletes all the best for the Olympics in Tokyo.