Community Recognition Statement
Mr ANOULACK CHANTHIVONG (Macquarie Fields) (13:21): I am delighted to praise the local Macquarie Fields Salvation Army for its wonderful community work. I am a regular at the Macquarie Fields Salvos, and it is always a delight to see so many friends and familiar faces doing their bit for our local area. The number of activities undertaken by the organisation has grown substantially over the years. They include teaching TAFE courses and skills as part of transitioning to employment; holding events to celebrate everything that is great about our community, such as Christmas in July; providing financial and legal advice; and operating the Salvos store to raise money. The Salvation Army cafe makes some of the best coffee and cakes in town. Christian and his team at the Macquarie Fields Salvos must be commended for their effort, hard work and determination to serve our community. I look forward to continuing to work with them in advocating for our community.