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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: Australian Asian Association of Bennelong

30 September 2014

 

Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:58): I rise again to recognise the role played in Bennelong by the Australian Asian Association of Bennelong in representing the views of the local migrant community in Bennelong and through the promotion of multiculturalism, cultural harmony and understanding. I have proudly served as patron of the AAAB for the past four years, and I greatly enjoy it when I can find the time to visit their weekly gatherings to observe the important skills they teach members and to witness the important role of an interacting community.

This weekend I will be delighted to again attend the AAAB annual dinner and to help out as auctioneer to raise money for the association. I will be donating a bottle of wine signed by our Prime Minister and trust this will contribute to an entertaining and, hopefully, profitable evening. I commend the great work of Danny Yap as President of the AAAB, who admirably filled the very large shoes left behind by my good friend the former president, Hugh Lee. My electorate benefits greatly from the efforts of Danny, Hugh and all the members of the Australian Asian Association of Bennelong, and I commend their work to this parliament.

The SPEAKER: In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members’ statements has concluded.