Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, has congratulated Anthony White, Alexander Gemmell, Allan Ferguson and Brian McMahon, for 50 years of service to the Central Coast community as Justices of the Peace (JPs).
“These gentlemen are among the longest serving JPs in the State and have donated countless hours to helping local people,” Crouch said.
“Just about everyone needs a JP at some point in their life, such as when they buy a house or access their superannuation, and these long serving local JPs have always been happy to lend a hand,” he added.
Crouch was joined by Attorney General, Mark Speakman, and more than 250 JPs at a ceremony at NSW Parliament on October 22 to celebrate their Golden Jubilee of service.
Crouch said profound social changes and technological advances have occurred in the past 50 years.
“The way people find a JP is among the many things that has evolved, with people now more likely to search online than rely on word of mouth.
“The online register of JPs has also been revamped, which makes finding a local JP faster and more convenient than ever,” Crouch said.
JPs act as independent witnesses to documents people need for a variety of purposes.
Their main functions are to witness affidavits and statutory declarations, and they may also certify copies of original documents.
JPs provide their services on a voluntary basis.
Media release, Oct 25
Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP