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.