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World Lupus Day 2016

Today in Parliament I moved a motion, which the house unanimously agreed to adopt, noting the devastating effects of lupus on more than five million people worldwide. There is not a lot known about lupus, which is a rare auto-immune disease that is particularly prevalent amongst non-Caucasian women. The motion calls upon governments at all levels to invest more in medical research so as to better understand the disease and ultimately, cure it. The World Lupus Day Proclamation which calls for increases in public and private sector funding for medical research on lupus, targeted education programs for health professionals, patients and the public and worldwide recognition of lupus as a significant public health issue was also noted by the house as part of the motion. To find out more about lupus and read the World Lupus Day Proclamation see: http://www.lupus-sle.org/world-lupus-day---may-10.html Continue reading

FUTURE STATE: NSW 2056 – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR NATION’S NUMBER ONE ECONOMY

On Thursday, 26 May 2016 Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian released the Future State: NSW 2056 report, which gives an insight into what NSW might look like in the next 40 years and provides suggestions on how the country’s number one economy might become an even more attractive place to live and work. The intergenerational report is published every five years and projects demographic, workforce and housing trends across NSW over the next four decades. It also provides a long-term projection of the State’s economic and fiscal position. Continue reading

2016 United Nations Day of Vesak

Every year millions of Buddhists around the world celebrate Vesak Day, an officially recognised United Nations holiday that celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. This year I was privileged to deliver the official message from the Premier, the Hon. Mike Baird MP, at an event to celebrate this auspicious occasion at Sydney's Town Hall on Sunday 15th May. My speech from the day is contained below. Continue reading

Adjournment on Arts in Western Sydney

Recently I spoke in the Parliament in support of the planned relocation of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, known to most people as the Powerhouse Museum, to Parramatta.In doing so I wanted to highlight the funding deficit for the arts in Western Sydney and the need for fundamental reform to the distribution of cultural investment in New South Wales, of which the relocation of the Powerhouse is a part.Nearly one-third of NSW's population live in western Sydney, but the region receives just 1% of Commonwealth arts program funding and 5.5% of the state government's arts budget.  Continue reading