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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Page: 11596


Mr HOGAN (PageDeputy Speaker) (13:31): OneWave is worldwide organisation that draws together the surfing community to promote mental health. The group holds fluoro Fridays each week to raise awareness about mental health. Lisa Nichols from Woolgoolga is a driving force behind fluoro Friday on the northern beaches. She recently met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Not daunted by the occasion, she also managed to get a kiss from Prince Harry, or should I say Prince Harry was lucky enough to get a kiss from Lisa! The Woopi group has been running for two years thanks to Lisa's enthusiasm and they were lucky enough to have been picked to attend the fluoro Friday event on Bondi Beach where she discussed mental health issues with the Duke and Duchess. I'd like to acknowledge all of the volunteers, in particular Brett Pirlon and Robert Watkins who take all the photos of the activities. Lisa is a very strong advocate for mental health and is also involved with the R U OK? movement and many other local community groups. I thank all of the fluoro Friday group for the wonderful job they do in our community.