Today we acknowledged the fantastic National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee [NAIDOC] celebrations that were held in the Newtown electorate.
Ms JENNY LEONG (Newtown) [4.57 p.m.]: I draw the attention of the Parliament to the fantastic National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee [NAIDOC] celebrations that were held in the Newton electorate to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. I acknowledge Kasey Hilderson of the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group for his efforts in organising their NAIDOC celebration and the group for its ongoing work. It was a pleasure to participate in the opening proceedings for the NAIDOC event organised by the Inner City NAIDOC Community Committee and the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence. The inner-city family and sports day attracted more than 5,000 people to Redfern to celebrate culture. The Darlington Public School assembly for NAIDOC Week was another wonderful event that I was privileged to attend. The school has a commitment to the principles of NAIDOC Week, and it shows that commitment all year round. I congratulate Darlington Public School on its amazing and incredibly creative assembly.
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