House debates

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Constituency Statements

Bradfield Electorate: Queen's Birthday Honours

11:13 am

Photo of Paul FletcherPaul Fletcher (Bradfield, Liberal Party, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm very pleased to rise to acknowledge the distinguished list of my constituents in Bradfield who were honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. I'm struck by the diversity of the contributions they have made to our nation and to their community. Let me start with Dr Catherine Foley AO, PSM, honoured for her distinguished service to research science, the advancement of women in physics, and to professional scientific organisations. I should also note that Cathy Foley has made me welcome on a number of occasions to the CSIRO's impressive facility in West Lindfield, where her passion, knowledge and leadership have been extensively demonstrated. She really is, I think, a very impressive role model for, in particular, young women interested in a career in science.

Can I acknowledge the Hon. Justice Derek Price AO, who received this award for his distinguished service to the law, and to the judiciary, in New South Wales, and through contributions to professional legal organisations. Also recognised were: Mrs Julie Fitzgerald AM, for her significant service to netball as a coach and as a mentor of sportswomen; Dr Jill Gordon AM, honoured for her significant service to psychological medicine and to professional medical bodies; Mr Peter Lancken AM, for his significant service to business, equipment hire and rental industry, and to the community; Mr Ian Langford-Brown AM, for his significant service to youth, through Scouts, and to the community of the North Shore. As a Scout's parent, I've had the opportunity to see for myself what a wonderful contribution to the community and to the development of young people the Scouting movement makes.

I acknowledge Ms Ming Long AM, awarded for her significant service to the financial and real estate sectors, and to diversity and inclusion. I'm particularly pleased to mention Mr Ken Broadhead OAM, RFD for his service to the community. Ken has given me great support and assistance; he's served on a number of community committees that I have established. He's one of those people who you will see in one capacity or another at any community event you go to. I acknowledge Dr Emily Matters OAM, awarded for her service to education and professional associations; Dr Jenetta Russell OAM, for her service to the community and to business—and, again, I've enjoyed getting to know Jenetta well. And, finally, in the military division: Commander Richard Brickacek CSC, DSM, RAN for his outstanding achievement as commanding officer of HMAS Gascoyne. I congratulate all of these distinguished and appropriately recognised constituents of mine in Bradfield.