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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3247..


Standing and temporary orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No 15, Assembly business, relating to the Government response to the Report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2010-2011, being called on and debated forthwith.

Estimates 2010-2011—Select Committee

Report—government response

Debate resumed from 29 June 2010, on motion by Ms Gallagher:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Multiculturalism—Korean community

MR COE (Ginninderra) (1.34 am): It is a pleasure to rise in the early hours today to pay tribute to Canberra's Korean community. The Korean community are a vibrant part of our Canberra multicultural scene, and I very much enjoy attending their events. I went to an event earlier this year at the Albert Hall and just recently I enjoyed watching a game of soccer with them in the World Cup. Unfortunately, they did not get up in that game and they did not make it beyond the round of 16, but they did extremely well, and I am sure that experience will put the team in good stead for the upcoming tournaments.

Koreans living in Australia are, of course, very proud of their new home, whether it be permanent or temporary, but they are also very proud of their heritage. They really are model citizens when it comes to being great members of our multicultural community. Korea is, of course, a very important trading partner for Australia and Korea as a country is, of course, a real beacon for democracy and a real icon since the Korean War. People in South Korea live in a very turbulent area, they do so with great courage and I very much admire their determination for a free and democratic world.

I would like to pay tribute to Keith Lee who is a football ambassador for Capital Football and also for the Korean Youth Football Association. He organised and put on the soccer viewings at the Belconnen Soccer Club to support the Korean community here in Canberra.


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