November Out and About

This time of year always seems to fly! November has presented many opportunities to get out in the community and meet with many of you to discuss the issues that you care about the most. 

I took some time out to help deliver food to the elderly with PISA. They are a wonderful community organisation who provide nutritious Italian food for the elderly, people with disability and their careers. It's something I aim to do throughout the year and it gives me the chance to meet with people who find it hard to leave their homes. 

Back in Parliament House, I hosted Year 7 students from Vale Park Primary School and gave them a tour of South Australia's historic building. They're able to see where laws are debated, where they are passed and learn more about our State's democratic system. You never know, some of the students may end up being leaders of tomorrow.  

November has become a month where the Liberal Party celebrates Multiculturalism and this year was no exception. My parliamentary colleague the Hon. Jing Lee MLC and I co-hosted an event with 500 of our State's multicultural leaders. Every year, our annual event gets bigger and better. We celebrate diversity and acceptance and thank our community leaders for all their hard work. People are asked to wear their traditional costumes and the group fashion parade is always a highlight. 

As we approach the end of the year, we are reminded of the Festive Season. The Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Christmas Pageant attracted strong crowds of families and young children again this year. I was lucky enough to take part in the pageant and enjoyed playing the role of a musician on Joe Mignone's float. I've been participating in the pageant every year since being elected as the local Member and each time I aim to be on a different float. Thanks to all those who help ensure the event is a huge success. 

Even though the Festive Season is a time to be merry and to celebrate, it can be a difficult time of year for those who are doing it tough. Organisations like the Salvation Army do a wonderful job in ensuring no one goes without on Christmas Day. Last year I launched my Local Christmas Appeal which was a great success. So this year, I decided to do it again and would like to thank everyone who has donated so far.