Ms JODI McKAY ( Strathfield ) ( 13:39 ): By leave:
I bring to the attention of the House the significant contribution made by a resident in my electorate, Mrs Esther Kitching, OAM. Mrs Kitching was recently honoured in this Parliament as a Justice of the Peace, having served for more than 50 years. I was thrilled to pass on my personal congratulations to her on her significant service to the community. I note in the Chamber the presence of the Attorney General. Mrs Kitching has volunteered her guiding hand and experience by supporting thousands of people over the years and can be regularly seen working with people attending the Family Court and the Downing Centre. Mrs Kitching is also a member of the NSW Justices Association. It is my pleasure to recognise Mrs Kitching's contribution to our community in the provision of this much-needed service. I acknowledge the incredible contribution that she has made over 50 years and place on this Parliament's record our gratitude for her service to the community.