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Loud Shirt Day – the Shepherd Centre

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-124129

Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)

Loud Shirt Day – the Shepherd Centre

Mr MARK COURE (OatleyMinister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors)

——Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the great work that The Shepherd Centre is doing to support thousands of children who are hearing impaired. Speaker, for those who are hearing impaired the importance of developing solid methods of communication is crucial to ensuring the best possible quality of life. Speaker, Loud Shirt Day is a fantastic initiative by The Shepherd Centre which aims to raise awareness about the importance of early intervention and life development supports for children with a hearing impairment. On Loud Shirt Day people are encouraged to wear a bright, loud shirt to visually demonstrate their support for those with a hearing impairment. I would encourage everyone is this House to get involved and support such a worthwhile cause. I would like to thank David Brady, the Director of Advocacy and Engagement, as well as the entire team at The Shepherd Centre for their great work in communities right across our state and in my local area.