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:
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.
It was another cold morning this year for Walk a Mile in my Boots, raising much needed funds for the homeless in South Australia. To date, a huge $96,000 has been raised, all thanks to the 3,000 people that attended the walk. It was great to see so many people wake up early and get involved in this cause that affects so many people here in South Australia.
With the Federal Election well and truly over, I'd like to congratulate the Turnbull Government on their re-election. I look forward to working with the Federal Liberal team over the next three years as they deliver on their promises for South Australia.
I was delighted to attend a fundraising Family Breakfast at Mary MacKillop College earlier this month with the Member for Sturt, Christopher Pyne. This was a great morning that allowed for all the students and families to come together over a warm cup of tea and delicious breakfast to support Kick Start For Kids. Thank you Mary MacKillop College for a great morning, and congratulations to Kick Start For Kids for all the great work you do.