Recently I hosted the Griffith Australia Day Awards. I established these awards 13 years ago as a means of recognising the efforts of volunteers across the Southside. Within all communities across Australia are the silent saints, those people who give so much of themselves to help others. I was proud to be able to celebrate their contribution and acknowledge how much our community benefits as a result of their service.
During my Australia Day Address, I spoke about volunteering and the remarkable achievements of this year’s recipients of the Griffith Australia Day Awards, who embody all of the ideals that we value as Australians.
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