Gurmesh Singh MP


Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh congratulates Coffs Coast residents who have achieved 50 years of continual service as a NSW Justice of the Peace.

Mr Singh said this golden jubilee of service is a magnificent milestone for the following locals:

  • Philip Pearce
  • Kevin Jordan
  • Paul Owen
  • John Murtas
  • Garry Dew

“The office of a JP is steeped in a long and prestigious tradition of service,” Mr Singh said.

“Much has changed in only 50 years and these local residents have witnessed important developments over this time.

“They’ve also been there for people at pivotal points in their lives such as buying and selling property, applying for a passport or accessing superannuation.

“I extend my sincere gratitude to them for the countless hours of hard work they’ve invested in helping others and supporting the efficient operation of our legal system.”

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