I acknowledge the generous support of local businesses, community groups and residents who will be joining me and the Federal Member for Paterson, Meryl Swanson, at our inaugural International Women's Day Breakfast.
It is to be held this Friday at the beautiful Hunter Region Botanic Gardens. The breakfast will focus on showcasing and supporting young women in Port Stephens, alongside the impressive women we have across our community.
This includes local artist Jenny Crozier, whose beautiful paintings and sculptures will be auctioned in support of the Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Service, a service that supports so many women and families in need in our region. At our breakfast, we will be hearing from young women school leaders from Irrawang High School and Hunter River High School, together with Principal Deb Dibley.
I am excited to see that already more than 110 tickets have been sold to our event. Our inaugural Port Stephens International Women's Day Breakfast is only possible because of the generosity of MarketPlace Raymond Terrace, Tomago Aluminium, Newcastle Airport, Hunter Water, and the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens.
I thank these local businesses for their support and look forward to celebrating International Women's Day with all of them.