By Greg Warren MP

13 March 2024

Mr GREG WARREN (Campbelltown) (20:16): I am delighted tonight to acknowledge Sister Kerry Macdermott for serving Campbelltown's community for more than 40 years. She is an amazing woman. She has contributed so much to not only our community and her faith through the Catholic Church but, of course, so much in so many ways to the Dharawal people, particularly with the Appin massacre and things that have affected our generation and generations before her, over so many years. Sister Kerry Macdermott was born in Jandowae, near Toowoomba in Queensland. Her father was a bank manager, which led to the family moving frequently. In the early 1960s, when Kerry's family was living at New Farm in Brisbane, she began volunteering with Our Lady's Nurses for the Poor, before joining the congregation in 1964—60 years ago. That is an amazing effort by an amazing woman. I acknowledge her tonight. I am sure all my colleagues do, too.