On Saturday I was pleased to once again host a visit from Bob Hawke and Blanche d’Alpuget.
This time it was to meet with members from my local Chinese and Korean communities. We enjoyed a fabulous evening over light refreshments at King’s Seafood Restaurant, Eastwood.
The event was attended by Community leaders of all ages and their families, including representatives from the Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club, the Australian Asian Association of Bennelong, Feng Hua School, Ryde City Council, NSW City Police Force, Meadowbank Chinese Neighbourhood Group, Eastwood Rotary and Rotaract, Eastwood Chamber of Commerce, Korean Playgroup and the Korean Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.
The former Prime Minister gave an inspiring speech about primary concerns of the Chinese and Korean Communities living in the area. Bob also spoke passionately about how voting for a party is like backing a horse as you need to study the form. Bob outlined Labor’s ‘form’ and track record in managing the economy and in reforming health and education to ensure equitable access for all Australians.