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Members Statement – Lillian McSweeney – outstanding service to community

Mar 6, 2019 | News, Parliament

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (10:04): Today I rise to pay tribute to all of the volunteers who work tirelessly and devote many hundreds of hours in their local communities. As we celebrate International Women’s Day this week, we would do well to thank and congratulate the women in our communities for the work they do. Some are there for a short time as they take a break from careers and parenting. Some do it all—working, parenting and volunteering at schools and sporting clubs. Some are in it for the long haul. In particular I want to acknowledge a local lady who has made an outstanding contribution. Lillian McSweeney, from Diamond Creek, received an Australia Day award recently for an incredible 45 years of volunteer work in her community. Lillian has volunteered at her local kindergarten, primary school, soccer club and high school. She has worked with the RSPCA and charities supporting children with Down syndrome, and was at one time one of our much-loved and valued school crossing supervisors. Forty-five years is quite a career, and I have no doubt her community has benefited immensely from her efforts. I congratulate her on her award and her outstanding service to the people of Diamond Creek.

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