Published on: June 2022
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (16:53:43):
I acknowledge the decades of public service of my friend and former Federal member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman. Trent has been a fiercely supportive friend, advocate and mentor in what can too often be a hostile political environment, particularly for women. He has been a strong voice in the Federal Parliament for the constituents that we share, advocating on their behalf—often against me—and fighting for the issues that matter most. Trent was a stalwart of the North Sydney community for a long time, starting with his tenure on council, and has strongly advocated on many issues that we and our community cares about, such as climate change, renewable energy and standing up for the rights of young LGBTQIA+ people. His legacy will be each local individual that he has helped. I have worked collaboratively with him on a range of matters, and I thank him for his support. I acknowledge the significant work that Trent has achieved since he was first elected in 2015. He will be sorely missed by many of us, and I wish him all the best as he embarks on the next stage of his journey, with Carlos and Simba by his side.