Ms JODI McKAY (Strathfield) (13:16): I rise to speak on the passing of Dr Henry Ngai, OAM, the founder and managing director of ABC Tissue. Born in Southern China, Henry moved to Hong Kong at a young age and migrated to Australia in 1985. Henry spent much of his later years focused on philanthropic work. Under Henry, ABC Tissue donated $2 million towards purchasing a magnetic resonance imaging guided ultrasound machine for St Vincent's Hospital. Generous donations have also benefited the Children's Hospital at Westmead, the Salvation Army, World Vision, the Australian Red Cross, the Cancer Council, Liverpool Hospital and Fairfield Hospital.
Abroad, Henry donated $2.4 million in winter jackets to 100,000 Syrian refugees in Germany and 100,000 people in China. Through ABC Tissue Vision Express and ABC Tissue Hearing Express, 90,000 cataract surgeries and 712,000 hearing aids have been provided to those in need in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Fiji and Samoa. Henry was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2018 for his service to business and to the community. I pay my most humble respects.