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] 

 

Eid Al-Adha

September 17, 2019

COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT

Mr ANOULACK CHANTHIVONG (Macquarie Fields)—I had the honour of joining our local Muslim community in Minto for Eid Al-Adha celebrations organised by the Bangladeshi Australian Muslim Welfare Society.

Eid Al-Adha, also known as the "Festival of the Sacrifice", is one of the holiest Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It is an opportunity for people of Islamic faith to come together in prayer, share food, exchange gifts, and gather with family and friends.

One tradition is the sacrifice of an animal for food to distribute among the faithful, family and friends, and the poor. This offering is an opportunity to remember our common humanity and the importance of helping others. It is a selfless act and one that espouses our shared values of generosity, compassion and goodwill to others.

As the Member for Macquarie Fields, I am proud and privileged to represent people of many different faiths and cultures. I am a firm believer that there is more that unites us than divides us.

I thank the Muslim community for their warm welcome. May our common goals and shared humanity continue to strengthen our nation for the future.