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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 3 Hansard (16 March) . . Page.. 932..


MR COE (continuing):

Lew Noble from Lara, Victoria, with Noble Heir Shaq. The Governor-General's sash went to Graeme Henry from Ballimore, New South Wales, for Windeyer Suzie Q.

The 2009 national maiden championship: the judge was Mr Will Goggin from Bredbo, New South Wales; first was Jim Dodge, from Snake Valley, Victoria, with Viewfield Soldier; second was Laurie Slater from Murrumbateman, New South Wales, with Wynella Rollo; third was Tony Elliott from Gundagai, New South Wales, with Aubun Harvey; fourth was Tony Elliott from Gundagai, New South Wales, with Ryan's Whiske; fifth was Greg Prince from Dubbo, New South Wales, with Glenmar Hutch; and sixth was John Perry from Bredbo, New South Wales with Reidsville Dice. The New Zealand High Commission shield went to Jim Dodge from Snake Valley, Victoria, with Viewfield Soldier.

The champion of champions was Malcolm Taylor from Bridport, Tasmania, with Somerville Floss. The Ross Dodge trophy was won by Malcolm Taylor from Bridport, Tasmania, with Somerville Floss. The Cusacks of Canberra trophy was won by Greg Prince from Dubbo, New South Wales, with Prince's Whitey, and also Pip Hudson from Dubbo, New South Wales, with Romlee Rain. The Lawrie Tong memorial trophy was won by Graeme Henry from Ballimore, New South Wales, with Windeyer Suzie Q. The George Westcott trophy was won by Greg Prince from Dubbo, New South Wales, with Glenmar Hutch. The Working Kelpie Council of Australia Inc trophy was won by Jim Luce from Cowra, New South Wales, with Renow Ned. The Ladies trophy and sash was won by Leigh Foster from Tennyson, New South Wales, with Rockbarton Max. Finally, the national first time trophy and sash was won by Fred Cook from Scone, New South Wales, with Nardoo Chloe.

In conclusion, the National Sheep Dog Trial Championships is a wonderful event and one I am very proud to have take place in the electorate that I represent. We all look forward to the 2011 event.

Canberra Raiders

Canberra Montessori school

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (5.59): I want to pay tribute to the Canberra Raiders who had their season launch on 4 March at the West Belconnen Leagues Club. My wife and I were very pleased to be able to attend and to enjoy the hospitality that was offered by the Canberra Raiders.

I have got to say that I think there are some really impressive characters around the Raiders Club. I had the opportunity on the night to speak to John McIntyre, who never ceases to impress me with his wisdom. He has just been such a tireless advocate and worker for the Canberra Raiders. Of course, I mention also Don Furner and David Furner, the coach. I would like to pay tribute to the work that they are doing and, indeed, to the welcome that we were given, as well as, indeed, Simon Hawkins, who looked after us on the night as well. It was a good turnout, as always. It was good to see so many sponsors getting behind the Raiders.

I would also like to acknowledge some of those sponsors who are getting behind each of the individual players: the Lighthouse Waterfront Pub, Canberra Toyota, Mooseheads, Walter Turnbull, City Group, Lennock Motors, Monaro Screens,


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