Adjournment – Mr Harry Pereira
9 August 2007
Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (4.59 p.m.)—On 23 June I had the pleasure of attending the Marrickville Anzac Memorial Club. There the family of Harry Pereira had gathered for his 100th birthday celebrations, which occurred on Monday 25 June. Harry, still very much a lively character and very much loved by his family and friends, has lived in Marrickville his whole life. He is the proud father of Doug Pereira, who was the Mayor of Marrickville Council and a long-time Marrickville councillor. It was a splendid afternoon. I wish Harry, his family and his friends all the best. I am pleased to put on the record what a terrific opportunity—indeed, an honour—it is as federal members to attend functions such as this for people such as Harry who have made such an outstanding contribution to the local community.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.