04 Dec 2014 newsspeechparliament

A speech given to commemorate 50 years of service for Jan Davis, Clerk of the Legislative Council

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK ( 17:50 :15 ): I would like to acknowledge 50 years of service. Like senior civil servants, which is probably the title Jan might have held, elected members come and go, but the Clerk prevails. There have been some comments made about 50 years of service. I would just like to say that Jan, still being a keen skier and so spritely, must have entered service in this place at the age of two! Her assistance to us in preparation and procedure is second-to-none and most of us are completely reliant on her. She has been a trailblazer and a role model for women and upheld the integrity of the Legislative Council. Thank you.