House debates

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Statements by Members

Canberra Electorate

1:36 pm

Photo of Gai BrodtmannGai Brodtmann (Canberra, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence) Share this | | Hansard source

This is my final 90-second statement for 2018. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me serve and advocate for the Canberra community over the course of the year. On this International Volunteers Day, I want to thank Jack McCaffrie, Kerry Burton, Eva Cawthorne, Ian Pieper, William Pieper, Anne Gardiner, Jenny Nicholson, Jacob Biggs, Deb Biggs, Chris Siedl, Liz Morris, Sandi and Diya Mitra, Alex Wang, Shannon Cook, Tim Dobson, Maryam Khazaeli, Mal Larson, Robyn McIntosh, Sam Wilson, Joann Khaira, Eric Topp, Lucy Topp, Charlotte Corbyn, Helen Fraser, Toni Skyy, Ian McLure, Gerry Lloyd, Jen Newman, Georgina Vallance, Chris Lang, Nick Wheeler, Jay McLinden and Cath Byrne. I also want to thank my part-time team of Martin Geng, Neda Fereidounkhan, Catherine Moggach, Benjamin Magrath, Robert Potter and Byron Nagy, and my ANU intern Kate Dawson. Finally, I thank my tireless fab full-time team of Vic Robertson, Steph Brimson and Drew Eppelstun.

Enjoy the break, Canberra. Enjoy the time with your family and friends and the opportunity to reflect on what is important. And please, if you're travelling interstate, travel safely—and stop, revive and survive. Please enjoy the break.