Today I would like to recognise all Year 12 students in my electorate as they prepare for their HSC exams. These young students have worked very hard under extraordinary circumstances and I want to wish them all the best for the upcoming weeks and into the future. We all know that 2020 has been difficult. The global COVID-19 pandemic has made life hard for all of us, but it has been especially challenging for school students preparing for the HSC. To the Year 12 students of Epping: we are all behind you all the way. The HSC concludes your secondary education and opens up the next chapter of your life to a world of opportunity. This year you have faced unexpected, unprecedented challenges. Throughout the rest of your life you will encounter new challenges. How will you face them? Hard work, perseverance and fortitude. These are the values that will be tested in the HSC, and they are the same values that will stand you in good stead throughout all your future endeavours. I wish you the best of luck in the coming weeks ahead.