It’s a great honour and privilege to have represented the people of Dunstan, formerly known as Norwood, since 2010. I’ve lived my entire adult life in this electorate which is full of culturally diversity and community spirit.
Every week I’m out and about meeting with residents and community groups and listening to what they have to say. Here’s what I’ve recently been up to:
This month I was delighted to present cheques to both the Salvation Army and Operation Flinders, in support of their vital work in our community. The funds were raised from my annual Austerity Night. I would again like to take this opportunity to thank all who came, shared in a hot cup of soup and donated to these excellent causes.
I was pleased to hold an evening of 'Politics in the Pub' during the month of May. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss a range of issues faced by local residents. I look forward to more opportunities to talk with you into the future.
I would like to start off by congratulating the Norwood Women's Football team for making it to the Grand Final of the inaugural Women's SANFL League at Unley Oval. While both teams played extremely well, I was delighted to see the Norwood Women's team win the Premiership. I look forward to seeing the Women's League grow into the future.
I was fortunate enough to attend Prophet Elias' celebration for Sunday of Orthodoxy where they also opened the 33rd Christian Book & Icon Exhibition. Included in this exhibition was a great range of books that were suitable for a range of ages and definitely were a popular item on the day. Thank you to Father Stavros and his team for putting on a great event.
There were many celebrations in Dunstan throughout February, including the Norwood Greek Festival, the 60th birthday of the Kensington and Norwood Pool Party, the Lithuanian Independence Celebration and the 2017 Year of the Rooster Lunar New Year. I love being able to get behind a BBQ and chat to the locals, and seeing many friendly faces.
With 2017 already in full swing, it's hard to believe January has been and gone already!
With the 2016 Parliamentary Year over, I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. It has been a pleasure to assist hundreds of constituents on a wide variety of matters.
It was a pleasure to attend the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Citizenship Ceremony where I welcomed new citizens into our community.
The Norwood Football Club recently held their 2016 Club Champion and Club Awards night. Congratulations to all those that were nominated and to those that won their category. I am looking forward to the 2017 season.
September rains have hit us hard. A number of my constituents have contacted me regarding flooding. I hope everyone stayed safe and dry, and your properties weren't damaged. I have called on the Government for an immediate independent inquiry into this State-wide blackout.