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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004-2005 Week 1 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 123..

MR STEFANIAK (continuing):

As other members who have been involved can attest, it is a lot of fun; it is not terribly difficult to do; it is very difficult to get a head of steam up when there is very little wind, as I think all of us out there on Sunday can attest to; but it is a fantastic activity which has grown as a result of the work largely of the Canberra people involved to include and assist people with disabilities, enable them to compete in a brilliant atmosphere, right throughout Australia. The ACT has hosted a number of significant major events that have drawn thousands of people to the ACT.

Sailability is based at Lake Tuggeranong. They use a shed there, which has been up for a few years now. I would like to congratulate them on their seventh anniversary. I know they are going to go from strength to strength because they bring so much joy to so many people in our community.

Finally, Mr Speaker, I note there is another committee to be established, the superannuation committee, which probably needs to meet fairly soon; we have a number of ex-members who are probably getting a bit toey about their entitlements. I think we often forget the people who do not come back to this place-they do not get re-elected or retire and out of sight, out of mind-but I would recommend that that committee meet as soon as possible so that the rights that those people are entitled to are actioned as soon as possible.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.10 pm

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