I would like to talk about another brave person in my electorate, Anna Heisar, who is a nurse in Apollo Bay.
She has just won the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) Annette Walker Award for 2014.
The Annette Walker Award is for an outstanding contribution by an RAHC professional. Anna received her award for going the extra mile to provide support to other health professionals in her area.
She went beyond the call of duty when a cyclone hit the Northern Territory and the Warruwi community had to be evacuated to Darwin.
Anna was noted for being in full swing helping members of the community in what was no doubt a stressful time.
In her day-to-day work Anna is recognised for the support she provides to new remote area health workers.
Her contribution in working towards closing the gap on Indigenous health is outstanding, and I would like to congratulate her.