• Mary Porter

Mary Porter AM (Retired MLA)

Labor Member for Ginninderra in the ACT Government from 2004 until retirement, Feb 2016

Mary Porter's 2016 Pics

August 2016 - 1

August 2016 - 1

Ian at a fresh fruit and vegies store along the way

Retirement: 2016 Photos

MLA years: 2004 - 2016 Photos

Standing up Against Bullying

    From the Porter Report May 2015 - Standing up Against Bullying

    Mary with Andrew Key of Canberra High SchoolMary with Andrew Key of Canberra High School

    Last month Mary attended a school assembly at Canberra High School where students were encouraged to take a stand and say no to bullying and violence. The address was held in commemoration of the 2015 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence with an estimated 16,500 Canberra students participating throughout the day.

    Members of ‘Menslink’ addressed the students encouraging them to open up and ask often difficult and personal questions in front of their peers.

    “It would have been extremely difficult for some students to build up the courage to talk in front of so many of their peers, and I thank ‘Menslink’ for the work they carry out in schools in helping young people address this behaviour,” Mary said.

    “Bullying doesn’t only affect young people and, as we know, is present in all walks of life. It is important that everyone works together to stand up and say no to bullying whenever and wherever we are confronted by it.” Mary concluded.