Parliamentary Speeches

It's my job to represent the people of my electorate and that means being the voice of my constituents in State Parliament.

I like to use my time in Parliament to highlight the great work being done in our community by schools, organisations and individuals who genuinely try to make a positive difference to many people's lives.

I also share my thoughts on various pieces of legislation - always with these burning questions in mind: "How will this affect my constituents?" "Does this legislation make life better for people in my electorate?" and "Is this good policy that doesn't unfairly affect local residents?"

Below you can read through my Parliamentary speeches. If you have any suggestions on groups, organisations or people who deserve a mention in State Parliament, please don't hesitate to get in touch with my office on 02 9618 2077 or email [email protected] 


Arpad and Elisabeth Maitz

August 21, 2019

Community Recognition Statement

Mr ANOULACK CHANTHIVONG (Macquarie Fields): One of the great joys, and privileges, of serving as a Member of Parliament is the people I meet in the community.

I was delighted to meet Minto Heights' Arpad and Elisabeth Maitz, who this year celebrate 50 years of marriage. An incredibly special milestone, and one worthy of recognition and celebration.

Arpad and Elisabeth came to Australia as children – Arpad from Hungary and Elisabeth from the Netherlands. They met in their late teens at a dance and, as they say, the rest is history.

The couple have four children and 11 grandchildren, and celebrated their special milestone at home, with family by their side.

Like any great partnership in life, Arpad and Elisabeth believe compromise is the key to a long and happy marriage.

The couple look forward to a sojourn to Queensland to mark their anniversary, retracing their honeymoon.

It will be an opportunity to make more special memories together and reflect on the journey that has led to a happy and successful union of two people, and a loving family.

I wish Arpad and Elisabeth every happiness for the future.