Yesterday I joined Tom Hore, Labor's candidate for Drummoyne to say loud and clear: NO to the Gladesville Bridge Marina Expansion.
A community of fisherman, kayakers, sailors, rowers, paddlers, swimmer, communters and residents use this part of the river.
We join with them in saying enough development, enough money-making and enough attacks on our area.
Labor is investing $8 million in community language schools 🏫✔️ That’s an $8 million investment into culture, heritage and our diverse society.
Thank you so much to @tanyaplibersek and my wonderful Labor colleagues for coming out to Strathfield for the announcement.
Sunny day ☀️ for Jodi McKay today as we launched her campaign.
There’s just over 40 days to go til the State Election and I wish her the absolute best.
Just wanted to also give a shoutout to all the local labor legends in Strathfield/Reid who have been so supportive of both our campaigns.
In both the NSW Election, and the Federal, lets do this! 💫
Big news for Strathfield Girls High this morning.
Australian Labor + NSW Labor will work together to deliver a new school hall, contributing $2.5 million each.
The only way to make sure our schoolkids get the funding and support they deserve is to vote Labor.
Wishing the best for all the kids heading back to school today, as well as their families - congrats on making it through the school holidays!
This is from the Crosby family archives. Nobody is allowed to ask what year this is from, or why my backpack seems to be a briefcase.
According to Dreamtime, Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo - the three sisters - were turned to stone by an elder to protect them when a battle ensued over their rights to get married to three fellas from the neighbouring Nepean tribe.
But when the elder was killed in the fighting there was no one to turn them back... kinda messed up ... 😕
When I was growing up I never understood New Years. Celebrating a date just seemed arbitrary and meaningless.
But now I get it. It's a rare chance to take a deep breath and zoom out. To actually contemplate the year that was in its full context, and then consider the year ahead.
It's a chance to refocus on the things that matter.
There's no doubt 2018 will always be remembered as a tough one for our family. The busy, but happy, bustle of our day-to-day life was interrupted by acute sadness when Rose's mum – our kids' grandmother – passed away far too soon.
But as I reflect on the past year, I also see so much to draw on for what lies ahead.
I’m reminded of my many genuine blessings - foremost in 2018 welcoming our delightful son Oscar, and also the fantastic friends and loving families around my own.
I'm buoyed by the incredible support I've received on the campaign trail from passionate and engaged people all over the electorate of Reid.
And I’m reassured that whatever unexpected twists this year holds, the vital corner-pieces in the puzzle of my life are firmly in place, and they will not shift.
So thank you to everyone who has offered a gentle word of encouragement or a helping hand; a shoulder to cry on or an ear to bend.
Today, I have the strong feeling this country is right on the brink of turning into a bright and positive new era.
Let's go, 2019!