Parliamentary Speeches

It's my job to represent the people of my electorate and that means being the voice of my constituents in State Parliament.

I like to use my time in Parliament to highlight the great work being done in our community by schools, organisations and individuals who genuinely try to make a positive difference to many people's lives.

I also share my thoughts on various pieces of legislation - always with these burning questions in mind: "How will this affect my constituents?" "Does this legislation make life better for people in my electorate?" and "Is this good policy that doesn't unfairly affect local residents?"

Below you can read through my Parliamentary speeches. If you have any suggestions on groups, organisations or people who deserve a mention in State Parliament, please don't hesitate to get in touch with my office on 02 9618 2077 or email [email protected] 


Col and Ros Neal 60th Wedding Anniversary

September 17, 2020

Community Recognition Statement

Mr ANOULACK CHANTHIVONG (Macquarie Fields) — On 10 September 1960, one of the world's greatest athletes, Abebe Bikila, won the gold medal in the marathon at the Rome Olympics Games in record time. He did so in bare feet.

While one marathon began and ended on that day, on the other side of the world, another marathon began. And that marathon is still running today.

For it was on that day, Colin Neal, blacksmith, married Rosealind McGinty, ladies hairdresser.

One of the joys of public life is meeting wonderful people who enrich your life.

Ros and Col Neal are such people.

I have known Ros and Col for years. I have shared many cups of tea and chats around their dinner table.

The Neals are among the most genuine people one could ever meet.

Ros and Col ended up making their home in Macquarie Fields where they raised their children and now enjoy their retirement.

I offer Ros and Col my sincerest congratulations on their Diamond anniversary.

May their marathon marriage, begun all those years ago, continue to go from strength to strength.