The final week of parliamentary sittings saw an important milestone passed for new Chifley MP Ed Husic.
Last week the MP reached the point where he had spoken over 100 times in Parliament, using 2011 to regularly speak on community issues.
“Throughout 2011, it’s been an honour to take the voice of Chifley residents to our nation’s Parliament,” Mr Husic said.
“Speaking up over 100 times in Parliament has meant I could spotlight different concerns within the electorate and work towards good outcomes on issues important to our area.”
Mr Husic has spoken on various matters important to Chifley residents, including:
- Problems of broadband blackspots in Woodcroft and Doonside;
- The need for a MRI at Mt Druitt Hospital;
- The pressures confronting local manufacturers;
- Celebrated achievements in our local schools;
- Recognised the contribution of local residents; and,
- The unfairness of price differences on imported goods.
“I’ve also valued the chance to be involved in different Parliamentary Committees,” Mr Husic said.
“Actively participating in these committees has given me crucial insight into various public policy matters.”
Some of the policy committee matters Mr Husic has been involved in include:
- The rollout of the National Broadband Network;
- Proposals to change cabin crew numbers on domestic aviation routes; and
- The inquiry into the tragedy on Christmas Island –along with an inquiry into the teaching of Indigenous languages.
“As I keep moving around Chifley with my mobile offices and train station visits, I’m sure residents will keep me in touch with the hot issues they want me to follow up in Canberra,” Mr Husic said.
“So I expect next year to be just as busy as 2011 – and I look forward to it.”
All of Mr Husic’s speeches can be found on his website: www.edhusic.com