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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Page: 8704

Mr SIMPKINS (Cowan) (13:46): I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Centre for Cerebral Palsy WA for all the work they do for the 1,700 people living in WA with cerebral palsy and their families. They do great work in highlighting and supporting the needs of those with cerebral palsy and their families. Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week was held from 30 July to 5 August this year. It celebrated the achievements in this area and also highlighted the requirement to maintain support for those with cerebral palsy.

I received the honour of a Community Excellence Award for my support of the Cerebral Palsy Centre. I was nominated by Jen Prior, whose daughter Emily was a telethon child in WA. Emily has cerebral palsy but she is irrepressible. I am also involved with the Tasseff family in Madeley—Steve, Geraldine and Tayla. I believe Tayla last year visited the parliament with her primary school, Madeley Primary School. I would again like to thank the Centre for Cerebral Palsy for the great work they do for those with cerebral palsy in WA and also Jen Prior for nominating me for the award that I received.