House debates

Monday, 15 June 2020

Statements by Members

Falloon, Ms Lesley, OAM

1:56 pm

Photo of Tim WilsonTim Wilson (Goldstein, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

A century ago the First World War was a recent memory, radio began broadcasting and Goldstein resident Lesley Falloon OAM was born. She hasn't wasted a minute of her nearly 100 years. She was one of the first to attend Melbourne University's Women's College, where she majored in microbiology and biochemistry. She was later elected as a local councillor, serving for 13 years, including as Mayor of Sandringham.

She has always been a strong advocate for women and, in public office, championed access to women's sports facilities within our wonderful community. As an avid golfer, Lesley understands the crucial social and health benefits which sport provides to Australians of all ages and throughout all stages of life. Recently, we presented her with Engaging Women's Lifetime Achievement Award for her incredible service to the Goldstein community. So, for your 100 years, congratulations, Lesley! We admire your talent, kindness, humour and intellect, and we celebrate your achievements and your longevity. For this Saturday, happy 100th!