Monday, 11 September 2023
National Police Week
In the short time left before the House closes tonight, I would like to acknowledge that it is National Police Week. Thank you, Mr Speaker, for allowing the Parliamentary Friends of Policing to use the Speaker's courtyard tonight. I would like to also thank the member for Wide Bay and the member for Bean as the co-chairs of the Friends of Policing.
Thank you to all the police officers out there, current and past. As a previous copper, it's a great job. You form great friendships. It's a hard job, and we understand in this parliament how hard it is. We need to recognise the work that you do. We need to acknowledge those who have given up their lives for our communities; we have seen, tragically, three more lives given up this year. We recognise the camaraderie, the work that you do, and, importantly, how difficult it is. We as a parliament would like to thank you. Know that you have our support right here in Canberra.
House adjourned at 20 : 00
The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Mr Stevens ) took the chair at 10:29.