How I can help you
As your local Member of Parliament, it's my job to ensure your voice is heard in the New South Wales Parliament. When parliament isn't sitting I'm in our community resolving problems, fighting for projects and making representations to the Premier and Ministers on your behalf. I’m also attending school and community group events and holding mobile offices.
For most issues, my staff will be able to assist you without you needing to come into our office. If you do need an appointment please call (02) 9747 1711 or email Strathfield@parliament.nsw.gov.au. Remember to bring any paperwork or evidence of the issue you're dealing with as well as a covering letter explaining the situation.
Some of the services I am able to provide through my office are:
• Making enquiries to government departments and agencies
• Raising issues important to you and our local community
• Supporting local projects and community groups
• Putting you in touch with services and organisations in our area that can provide help and support
• Organising congratulatory messages and community recognition statements
• Providing Justice of the Peace services
• Assisting with arranging state flags for schools and organisations
• Meeting and greeting school groups at Parliament House
State Representative Award
The NSW Government State Representative Award recognises people who have represented the State of NSW in a competitive field.
Nominees of any age, who have represented NSW in a competitive field (e.g. sport, music, the arts or academia), either nationally or internationally, may be nominated for the Award. Nominations for this Award are made through my office.
More information and the nomination form can be found by clicking here.
NSW Government Community Service Award
The NSW Government Community Service Award recognises individuals throughout NSW who have substantially contributed to the improvement of the quality of life of members of their community, beyond that expected in their usual occupation.
The recipient will receive an engraved Award as well as an official certificate bearing the NSW State Coat of Arms and the Premier’s signature. More information and the nomination form can be found by visiting the Premier & Cabinet site.
My office can organise congratulatory messages for 50th, 60th, 65th, 70th Wedding Anniversaries and for 80th, 90th and 100th birthdays from the Governor, Prime Minister, Premier and Federal MPs.
The Queen and Governor-General will also send special messages for 60th Wedding Anniversaries and 100th birthdays.
You will need to provide supporting documentation like a birth certificate or marriage certificate (photocopies of originals are accepted, if certified by a Justice of the Peace). If these are not available you can provide a statutory declaration.
To ensure messages arrive in time for the special celebration, three weeks advance notice is needed for processing. Please contact my office to apply for these messages.
State Flags for Schools and Organisations
It is NSW Government policy to provide a NSW State Flag, free of charge, to scout groups, guide districts, recognised youth associations, and selected nonprofit, charitable and community groups which have the facilities to permit the proper flying or display of the flag on a regular basis.
Charitable and community organisations which can demonstrate the appropriate use of a State Flag.
Previously a Flag was only supplied to the State headquarters of selected non-profit charitable and community organisations.
Scouting groups - one flag will be available to each scouting group.
Girl Guide districts - one flag will be provided to each Girl Guide district.
Recognised youth organisations - a recognised youth organisation is one which confines its membership predominantly to persons below the age of 21; is of longstanding or appears to have good prospects of stability; is constituted under the guidance of an adult management; has a recognised meeting place, and a wide range of youth activities.
If your organisation qualifies, please contact my office so we can arrange for a flag to be delivered.