I rise to speak of a brave young man in my electorate, Hunter Petrass.
Hunter is a 12-year-old boy who was a recent recipient of a Junior Triple Zero Hero Award for speaking calmly and clearly when he called 000 of his own volition when his mum’s lungs were filling with fluid due to complications with her cancer.
The award recipients are nominated by the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority operators, and I must say that if they say you are calm, they know it!
Hunter provided the operator with his mum’s medical history and followed instructions while help arrived.
To Hunter’s mum, Donna, I say, ‘Congratulations, you have raised a fine young man’.
To Hunter I say, ‘Well done, you saved your mum’s life’.