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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 932..


MR SMYTH (continuing):

All the participants at both sites were most helpful and are what really make the day successful. Without them a lot less rubbish would have been cleaned up. I wish to thank them all, a list of participants' first names are on the next page.

So, on behalf of Julia Torney, the thanks at Fadden Pines go to Julia, the site coordinator, Lyn her mum, Heather, Blake, John, Catherine, Gary, Peter, Michelle, Morgane, Taylor, Chris, Robert, Peter, Lauren, Erin, Daniel, Tahlia, Peter, Mitchell, Ian, Marcus, Michael, Fleur, Janette, Shaun, Elizabeth, Carol and two people who did not supply their names. So 30 people helped out at Fadden and I think that is pretty good.

The participants at the Gilmore site were Julia, the site coordinator again, Lyn her mum who took her there, me, Maddie, Katerina, John, Dylan, Jaqui, David, Andrew and Ron, a total of 11 people. Julie goes on to say:

I have also organised a Clean Up Australia Day activity at my school. It was unable to be held last Friday due to a clash with our swimming carnival but it is to proceed this coming Thursday.

I coordinated the Clean Up Australia Day sites as part of my Queen's Scout Award. I am member of the Venturer Unit in Macarthur Scout Group. I advertised the activities to all members of the Group and approximately half of the participants were from the scout group, however there was also a good turnout from the public.

Thankyou for your help at the Gilmore Hill site.

That is the text of the email from Julia Torney. This delightful young member of our community is to be congratulated for getting up and doing something on the day.


Mr Speaker, during question time Mr Corbell said that the Liberal Party was a policy-free zone. Well, disappointment of disappointments for Mr Corbell: the Canberra Liberals have actually released more policy than Labor. Labor has not announced one piece of policy for the election. Instead, it uses expensive reports as an excuse for acting and somehow as a policy announcement, when it is not a policy.

The spatial plan is a very expensive document, costing close to $2 million, that has taken almost three years to produce. On the other hand, the Canberra Liberals have announced our vision for Canberra, "Creative Canberra; a tourism policy; a conventions policy; a motor sport policy; two education policy modules, one being boys' education and the other, safety and discipline in schools; a community safety/community policing policy; a water security policy; and a multicultural centre policy.

So perhaps if Mr Corbell paid more attention to what is happening in politics around him he would not be subject to making false claims in this place. The Liberal opposition is clearly not a policy-free zone: Mr Corbell, his Labor colleagues and this government are.

International Women's Day

MRS DUNNE (5.21): Mr Speaker, yesterday was International Women's Day. Often as I listen to my Assembly colleagues speaking about International Women's Day, giving what seem to be the same speeches every year, I get the impression that they think there


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