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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 1 Hansard (13 February) . . Page.. 5..

MRS BURKE (continuing):

This is certainly not a weak, warm and fuzzy kind of love, as some may have imagined I was referring to. For me, this kind of love is a prerequisite in dealing with and understanding people, and I will constantly strive for excellence in this area.

So, Mr Speaker, to quote Nelson Mandela's famous words, I intend to "let my light shine". He said:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? ... Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory ... that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fears, our presence automatically liberates others

Finally, Mr Speaker, it is with enthusiasm, energy and commitment that I put my best foot forward to serve and represent the people of Canberra, and more specifically the people of Gungahlin, North Canberra, Central Canberra, South Canberra, Weston Creek, Woden Valley and Oaks Estate, in the best possible way I can. Thank you.

Standing committees-membership

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (10.53): Mr Speaker, pursuant to standing order 223, I move:


(1) Mr Hird be discharged from attending the Standing Committee on Education, Community Services and Recreation and in his place Mrs Burke be appointed as a member of the Committee;

(2) Mr Hird be discharged from attending the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care and in his place Mrs Burke be appointed as a member of the Committee.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Education, Community Services and Recreation-

Standing Committee

Report No 7

MS TUCKER (10.49): Pursuant to order, I present the following report:

Education, Community Services and Recreation-Standing Committee-Report No 7-1999-2000 Annual and Financial Reports of the Department of Education and Community Services and Related Agencies, dated 12 February 2001, together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings.

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