House debates

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Statements by Members

Tan Kien Ly

1:49 pm

Photo of Chris HayesChris Hayes (Fowler, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I rise today to speak about a man who I have come to consider a close friend and ally. Tan Kien Ly, or TK as he is known to many of us in the local community, is an active member of the Vietnamese community in south-west Sydney. He is an organiser of the New South Wales Postal and Telecommunications Branch of the CEPU and is certainly a very active member of the local Labor Party. TK has spent many years campaigning for a fair deal for workers and the local community that he has now come to call home. He has proven to be a strong strategic campaigner and, I have got to say, one that I relied on greatly in the lead-up to the last election.

TK, for his exemplary service and dedication to the Labor Party over the past 20 years, has been recognised with a 2010 McKell Award. I am very pleased that TK received this award; it shows that his service is recognised and appreciated. He has made an invaluable contribution to the community and, for the help that he has given me, I am deeply grateful.


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