Ms JO HAYLEN (Summer Hill) (13:31): I speak to the member for Heathcote's motion in support of volunteers. This is a good motion. It acknowledges the fundamental and important work that volunteers and volunteer organisations do in our communities across New South Wales. Volunteers are a critical part of the fabric that holds us together. They are so important to our community. I acknowledge, along with the member for Heathcote, the important work in particular of Surf Life Saving Australia, the State Emergency Service and the Rural Fire Service. Statistics show that across New South Wales 2.1 million people volunteer their time. In fact, they contribute 240 million hours to our local communities and are the single biggest workforce in this State. The inner west, my part of New South Wales, is home to a multitude of community organisations and volunteers.