24 September 2019
Dr MARJORIE O'NEILL (Coogee) (19:25): I pay my respects to the great Charles "Peter" Moscatt, who passed away on 23 August 2019. A Bondi local, Moscatt made his rugby league first grade debut for Eastern Suburbs in 1969 as the club's hooker. During his playing career Moscatt was a beach inspector and then worked in Sydney's rag trade as a men's fashion sales representative. Post playing, he worked as a butcher and a meat wholesaler. Moscatt was politically active. He served as President of the Rugby League Players Association in the early 1990s, had a long association with the organisation and was awarded a life membership in 2005. In the 1990s he was a Waverley councillor and he was the Mayor of Waverley in 2004 when the council became one of the first in Australia to introduce a smoking ban on its beaches. Moscatt married Margaret Peard, a schoolteacher and the sister of his Rooster's teammate John Peard. I thank Peter for the great contribution he made to the local area, on and off the field. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Authorised by Dr Marjorie O’Neill MP, 15/53-55b Frenchmans Rd, Randwick NSW 2031