Commending the work and legacy of Marcia Chapman of Jenny's Place

Today in Parliament, Abigail passed a motion celebrating the dedicated service of Marcia Chapman, a tireless advocate for women affected by domestic and family violence, homelessness, and poverty, as she retires from her role as Executive Manager of Jenny's Place.

Abigail said:

I move: 

(1) That this House notes that:

  • after 34 years of dedicated service at Jenny’s Place, Marcia Chapman has retired from her role of Executive Manager; 
  • Marcia committed decades of tireless advocacy and passionate service to supporting women and children impacted by domestic and family violence, homelessness and poverty; 
  • Marcia was a beacon of light at Jenny’s Place in advancing the mission and fighting for systemic change and meaningful social progress; and
  • Jenny’s Place has provided frontline domestic and family violence and homelessness support to women and children in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region since 1977, supporting countless victim-survivors over the years to be safe, housed and free from violence. 

(2) That this House commends the work of Marcia Chapman and her legacy that will live on in the work of those at Jenny’s Place, and wishes her all the best in her next endeavours.

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