Tokyo Olympic Games

I have never been so proud of our country and its people as I have over the past two weeks. At a time when our nation needed a lift, our Olympians have truly delivered, with a record medal haul and a host of passionate performances in just about every sport.

In the electorate of Fisher we had plenty to cheer for. On the rugby pitch, Dominique Du Toit made us all proud, while in the pool Kaylee McKeown ensured that, were Fisher a country, we would have come above other proud nations like Turkey, Israel and Greece in the medal table. I said earlier in this place that we were looking forward to seeing Kaylee give her best, but none of us could have expected her incredible triple gold and single bronze. Many congratulations. Well done to her and the fantastic team of coaches, including Chris Mooney of USC Spartans, who did such tremendous work getting our swimmers ready to give their best.

Thank you also to the Australian Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee for keeping the dream alive. Thank you most of all to our Olympians for their inspirational sportsmanship, hard work and dedication. Now our attention turns to a terrific Paralympics to come in just two short weeks, beginning with Fisher’s talented swimmers: Liam Schluter, Katja Dedekind, Ruby Storm, Keira Stephens and Benjamin Hance. Good luck to you all.