Selected Speeches

Photo of Service NSW logo
18 February 2016

The Government created Service NSW to streamline government services and reduce the time spent obtaining them.

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Photo of basketballers
17 February 2016

The importance of the incorporation of voluntary associations cannot be underestimated.

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Photo of Dr Brendan Nelson
16 February 2016

To suggest that Dr Nelson's career has been both distinguished and varied would be an understatement.

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10 November 2015

On Wednesday last week I was delighted to host a morning tea at Parliament House for the year 6 leaders of the primary schools in Ku-ring-gai.

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29 October 2015

 I urge everyone to do all they can to prepare their homes for this potentially volatile bushfire season.

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Carers Awards recipients
29 October 2015

I am sure everyone in this Chamber would agree with me that the unsung heroes of our community are our carers.

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Photo of Judge's Gavel
22 October 2015

The Bail Amendment Bill 2015 will give bail authorities greater scope to revoke or refuse bail when the accused has breached their bail conditions...

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Ku-ring-gai Historical Society and Wales and Wahroonga and Message and Billy Hughes
15 October 2015

Tucked away behind a hedge on a residential roundabout in leafy Wahroonga is the scene of a significant chapter in Australia's history.

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Photo of Sydney Train
14 October 2015

The Baird Government is getting on with the job of progressing the Sydney Metro City and Southwest projects.

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Alister Henskens SC MP and Ku-ring-gai and School Captains and Parliament and dinner
17 September 2015

Leadership is partly innate and partly a developed skill. Over time, you learn judgement about when to lead and when to consult.

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Photo of Painting
10 September 2015

Since my childhood I have always had a passion for and love of the arts, in all their various forms.

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Photo of Anxious Woman
12 August 2015

 I have been shocked by the often-quoted statistic that about one person every week is killed in Australia in an act of domestic violence.

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