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Tribute to Magpies Waitara

14 March 2018

Mr MATT KEAN (Hornsby—Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation) (13:44): Magpies Waitara is a wonderful club in Hornsby. Its members are always working tirelessly to give back to our local community. In late 2017 they held a community raffle that raised $23,000 to donate to three local charities. Hornsby Connect, Ku-ring-gai Youth Development Service and Studio ARTES are worthwhile charities working hard for the people of Hornsby and they have all benefited from the generosity of the Magpies. That was not the only time the Magpies have given back to the community; they are the first to offer their services to local charities in Hornsby. I pay tribute to board President Brian Fulmer, Vice-President Peter O'Brien and directors Ian Jordison, Mike Mercer, Stephen Loccisano, Philip Murray and Michelle Kelly for their dedication to our community. Magpies Waitara is a great place to grab lunch; I encourage all members to drop in if they are ever in Hornsby. I thank the Magpies for going above and beyond to support local charities in the wonderful Hornsby shire.