House debates

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Statements by Members

Neighbour Day

1:43 pm

Photo of Jim ChalmersJim Chalmers (Rankin, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Treasurer) Share this | | Hansard source

It has been a difficult and isolating year for many of our people. So it has been heartening to hear stories of neighbours looking out for each other and looking after each other. This Sunday is Neighbour Day. It's an opportunity for us to celebrate the role of our neighbourhoods and to also celebrate the role of our neighbours in making sure that everything has been okay and that everything will be okay. In recent years I have hosted an event in the sanctuary, the park there in Daisy Hill. This year I will join an event co-hosted by the Kingston East Neighbourhood Group, the Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association and Crestmead Neighbourhood Watch—two separate events. It is not too late for people in our community to join an event or to host your own event, or even just have a yarn over the back fence or in the driveway and share a coffee or a beer. I want to thank Relationships Australia for organising Neighbour Day nationally and everyone in our community who has put so much effort into getting together on such an important day.