On this International Women's Day 2018 I recognise the many fantastic and inspiring women in the electorate of the Blue Mountains. It is not often that our humble hardworking staff are noted in this place.
I acknowledge Suzie Van Opdorp, Kirsty Graham and Camille Walsh for their confidence, good humour and intelligence as part of strong and sassy team. I could not do my job without them. I acknowledge the Blue Mountains Local Woman of the Year, Robyn Yates, OAM. Robyn has taken an holistic approach to helping people in our community manage cancer diagnoses with a focus on nutrition, mind, body and spirit. Cancer Wellness Support, formerly Blue Mountains Cancer Help, was set up by Robyn. She has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to caring for people with cancer. In 2015 Robyn was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for this work. I extend love and strength to Robyn in the next chapter of her life.