Mr PASIN (Barker) (16:04): Every minute of every day in our community there are people volunteering their time to strengthen our community. In my electorate of Barker, we are blessed to have a large and varied army of volunteers, without whom our community would be much the poorer. Some of Barker’s stand-out citizens were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours, and I would like to ensure that the Chamber notes these well-deserving members of our community and the extraordinary things they have done to make our community stronger.
They are Mr Allan Dowdell, of Mount Gambier, for ‘service to the community of Mount Gambier’; Mr John D’Souza, of Mount Gambier, for ‘service to the community through social welfare organisations’; Dr Anne Johnson, of Penola, for ‘significant service to community health, particularly child injury prevention, through executive roles, and as a researcher and academic’; Mr Michael Kemp, of Millicent, for services through emergency response organisations; Mr Peter Magarey, of Loxton, for ‘service to the community of Loxton, and to plant pathology’; Mrs Carla Magarey, for services to Loxton; Mr Kelvyn Prescott, of Nuriootpa, for services to the law and to target shooting; Mr David Snook, of Beachport, for ‘service to the community of Beachport’; Mayor Erika Vickery, of Naracoorte, for services to local government; Mr David Ward, of Loxton, for services through a range of organisations; and Mr Merv White, of Mount Gambier, for services to Mount Gambier. Senior Sergeant Peter Brown, of Mount Gambier, was awarded the Australian Police Medal; David Long, of Wellington, the Ambulance Service Medal; and Gary Wyld, of Millicent, the Ambulance Service Medal. I thank these citizens for their valued service. Our community is richer and stronger for your contribution.