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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 3 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 755..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

see him. What does he look like? Is he truly the Scarlet Pimpernel? Does he ever do anything? Does he actually ever turn up for work?"

Mrs Burke: On a point of order: under 188 (b), relevance, please. You can do better than that, surely.

MR SPEAKER: Continue with the subject matter.

MR STANHOPE: To actually conclude the answer to the question, serious as it was, I and the government will happily contest the level to which this community trusts and supports us as against the level of trust and support that it will provide to the other side. We will see, and we are looking forward to it.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR STANHOPE: Has your approval rating gone above two per cent yet?

Mr Smyth: Has yours?

MR STANHOPE: I know what mine is, mate. I will take mine against yours any day.

Mr Smyth: We will see.

MR STANHOPE: You have got to be joking.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR STANHOPE: I will. I will take you on, too, Steve—the lot of you.

MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, I warn you.

Education—healthy lifestyle

MS PORTER: My question is to the minister for sport and education. Would the minister advise the steps being taken by the ACT government to promote an active healthy lifestyle to young Canberrans.

MR BARR: I thank Ms Porter for her question and her longstanding interest in education and sport matters. Today I was very pleased to have the great privilege of launching the Children's Physical Activity Foundation, in which the ACT government is investing $250,000. The foundation will encourage physical activity in young Canberrans by providing grants to schools and assisting teachers to guide children towards healthier lifestyles. Both schools and sport and recreation groups will be able to apply for funding to assist in the purchase of equipment to operate new school-based programs.

I was also very pleased today to be able to announce that the John James Memorial Foundation is the principal sponsor for the Children's Physical Activity Foundation and that an Olympian, Adam Pine, will be its chair and spokesman. I would


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