Paul in Bradfield


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Virtual Meeting with WWII Veterans

I caught up with three local WWII veterans, who live at Tallwoods Corner Aged Care, to hear about their service – as we mark 75 years since the war ended.

Thank you to Therese, Roy and William for taking the time to chat with me.

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Visit to West Pymble Public School

I visited West Pymble Public School to chat with students there about the important role of our Government. Thank you to all for your questions - some were particularly insightful!

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Virtual Citizenship Ceremonies

It was a privilege to preside over two virtual citizenship ceremonies for Bradfield residents, from my Parliament House office.

Congratulations to Peter and Anne Taylor and Peter Lewis on becoming Australian citizens – you won’t regret your decision!

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75th Anniversary of VP Day

Today Australia marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day). Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of millions of ordinary Australians, we defeated aggressor nations and peace was restored.

I was honoured to meet one such Australian yesterday – my constituent and WW2 veteran Joan McLean. In 1942, at the age of 18, Joan enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Aircraftwoman. In her time serving, Joan worked with the then top-secret ‘Type X’ cyphering machine, decoding secret messages to support the war-effort.

Joan served until the end of WW2, and was subsequently awarded with the with the War Medal 1939-45, the Australian Service Medal 1939-45 and the General Service Badge.

I presented Joan with the Commemorative Medallion and Certificate of Commemoration. Thank you to Joan and all of Australia’s veterans, past and present, for your contribution to our great nation. The wonderful nation we live in today has been built with your service and sacrifice.

You can watch a video of Joan and myself here.

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Visit to Turramurra Public School

I visited Turramurra Public School to speak with Year 6 students about the role of Government. After my talk, school captains Charlotte and Will showed me the new shade sail the school has installed with a grant from the Local Schools Community Fund.

Thanks to all at Turramurra PS for making me welcome – in an appropriately socially distanced way!

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Virtual Citizenship Ceremony

I had the privilege of presiding over a virtual citizenship ceremony to officially confer Australian citizenship to some new constituents in Bradfield.

Well done to our new citizens on making this important decision.

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The Last Navigator by Paul Goodwin

Congratulations to a talented constituent of mine, Paul Goodwin, who has written The Last Navigator - a fascinating biography of his father who served at senior levels in RAF bomber command and later at Qantas.

The story is a testament to Gordon Goodwin’s career in the skies, and a must read for those interested in Australia’s aviation history

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Bradfield's First Online Citizenship Ceremony

I was honoured to preside over Bradfield’s first online citizenship ceremony.

COVID-19 has changed the way that we conduct such formalities, but thanks to teleconferencing, the Shih family are now officially Australian citizens. Congratulations!

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Drive Through NorthConnex

I joined Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo) and Premier Gladys Berejiklian in the first end to end drive through of NorthConnex, the 9 kilometre freeway standard tunnel running from the M1 at Wahroonga to the M2 at Pennant Hills.

NorthConnex is a joint initiative of the Morrison and Berejiklian Governments, funded with a $412.3 million and $577.3 million commitment respectively.

When NorthConnex opens – likely in two to three months – it will see 5,000 trucks and buses redirected off key arterial roads in the area, reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

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Queen's Birthday Honours List

I spoke in Parliament to congratulate the eleven recipients of honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List who reside in my electorate of Bradfield.

My constituents are a diverse and distinguished group of Australians - and it is pleasing to see eleven of them appropriately recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Watch my speech here.

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Visit to Pymble Golf Club

I visited Pymble Golf Club where President Frank Woods and General Manager Jason Atkins briefed me on their work to care for Cowan Creek (which runs through the golf course and into Ku-ring-gai National Park) and their plans to become self-reliant for water through the use of bore water combined with a new desalination plant.

The course is beautiful – and the environmental custodianship carried out by Pymble Golf Club is impressive.

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Visit to Roseville Respiratory Clinic

Are you looking to get a test for COVID-19 on the Upper North Shore? Now you can go to the newly established Roseville Respiratory Clinic. I went to have a look, and spoke with local GP Dr Navaz Hiramanek who is operating the clinic, as well as the CEO of Sydney North Health Network, Lynelle Hales.

100 of these clinics are being established Australia-wide under a $206 million federal government funded program. You can have a test here no matter how mild your symptoms.

To book a test, call 0434 189 047.