House debates

Monday, 15 June 2020

Statements by Members

Stirling Electorate: Queen's Birthday Honours

4:20 pm

Photo of Vince ConnellyVince Connelly (Stirling, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

2020 has been a year of facing challenges together and coming out strongly on the other side. We've seen fire, flood and virus, but we've also seen innovative ways of delivering health services and a strong economic response—and even a new way of managing our federation. But we must remember that we all live our lives at the local level, so we continue to recognise the tremendous efforts of those Australians as they go about their roles in our local communities.

In Stirling, six locals were recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours list. Mr Abe Schneider received an AM for his service to the BMX sporting community. Mr Mike Wood received an AM for services to tourism and environmental conservation. Ms Fay Alford received an OAM for her significant contribution to the safety and health of children, having fostered over 90 children across 35 years. Mr Neville Clark received an OAM for his significant contribution to veterans and their families, an issue that is very close to my own heart. Inspector Shane Sadler of the WA police won the Australian Police Medal. Mr James Armanasco won the Australian Fire Service Medal. Together with the Liberal candidate for Kalamunda, Liam Staltari, I congratulate him on 35 years service to the VFRS. Such worthy efforts across community, tourism, conservation, children, veterans, police and fire services are wonderful, and I congratulate all the winners once again.