If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Today, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have supported me throughout 2014, and that is my fantastic team. I have been blessed to have been surrounded by a great group of people who work hard and passionately behind the scenes.
Thank you to my staff: Madeleine Firth, John Hannoush, Alicia Turner, Jill Peterson, Claire Wheaton and Victoria Robertson. I thank my interns and work experience students: Eugenia Stuart, Miriam Huber, James Perkins, Jasmin Irwin, Bowen Xia, Matilda Sandell and Ruby Whalan. And last, but not least, I thank my volunteers, particularly Llois Cutts, Helen De Landre, Emily McIntosh, Margaret Watt, Lesley McGrane, Anneke Meehl, Eric Topp and Karl Maftoum. To everyone on my team, your help has enabled me to represent and advocate for the people of Canberra, which is a wonderful honour for all of us. Your hard work has helped many in the community. I am proud of the way that you work together as a team and support each other.
Finally, thank you to the staff who support us here at Parliament House—so many staff in every area throughout this wonderful building. To my team and to the Parliament House staff, I look forward to working with you next year and I hope you enjoy spending time with your loved ones over the Christmas break. Stay safe, and happy 2015.