An honour and a privilege to be elected Speaker
9th May 2023
What a whirlwind of a few days. Yesterday I was unanimously elected Speaker of the 58th Legislative Assembly.
While it's an enormous honour, this is a Parliament for the people and that's the way it should operate.
The Lake Macquarie electorate and the broader Hunter Region will remain my priority, and in that capacity I’m thrilled that the hard-working Member for Wallsend Sonia Hornery MP has been elected Deputy Speaker. The very well regarded Member for Strathfield Jason Yat-sen Li MP has been elected Temporary Speaker.
My great friend, the tireless Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich has also joined my Speaker's Panel, along with two more locals, the Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell and Clayton Barr MP, Member for Cessnock
It's a great team and I thank them, and all of my Parliamentary colleagues, for their support!