HUNTER AND LAKE MACQUARIE COMMUNITY MEMBERS
I acknowledge the many residents who have come here today from the Hunter and Lake Macquarie to hear the petition discussion. These community members are dedicated to correcting an injustice that has occurred in our communities—the destruction of our public transport network. They are very welcome in this Chamber. The members who represent them—the member for Newcastle, the member for Wallsend, the member for Charlestown and I, along with my other colleagues—are delighted to have them here. We acknowledge how important it is to have community members here to listen to the petition discussions. Their efforts, through the petition, bring us here to debate these issues. I thank and congratulate the communities.