Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (15:17): On indulgence: Mr Speaker it is perhaps not known as broadly in the community as it should be that you are visiting electorates in order to visit schools to promote the parliament and to promote the important role that democracy plays. I was very grateful to welcome you to Birchgrove Public School newly in my electorate, now currently in the electorate of the member for Sydney, last Thursday to address years 5 and 6. I think it is a very good thing indeed that you are using your role as Speaker to promote the parliament to young people not just when they are here but outside. On behalf of not just me but I am sure all members of this House, we thank you for the constructive role that you have played and the way that you have brought dignity to that office here and outside. Thank you.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.