House debates

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Statements by Members

Chisholm Electorate

1:39 pm

Photo of Gladys LiuGladys Liu (Chisholm, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The communities I represent here in parliament are filled with heroes—men and women who selflessly put the people of Chisholm before themselves. This year, I want to acknowledge those people and what they add to our community.

I have started the Chisholm community awards program to acknowledge these heroes. I asked my community to nominate those truly exceptional volunteers who selflessly give back. I want to speak about one of those heroes today. Anthony Tregenza has been an active member of the SES for over 32 years. Rightfully, he has also been a controller for the last five years. Whitehorse SES, under Anthony's leadership, provide a skilled emergency service to the community. The SES assists with storm damage, floods and many other issues. These organisations only exist because of people like Anthony. I would like to acknowledge Deputy Controller Steven Eckfeld for his nomination of Anthony. I cannot wait to visit my local SES branch in the New Year and personally congratulate them for everything they do.