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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 8 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 3447..


MR COE (continuing):

was Hyatt Hotel Canberra. The best front-of-house employee was Luke Everett from Rydges Capital Hill. The best redeveloped accommodation hotel was Novotel Canberra. The best hotel bar was Ostani at Hotel Realm. The best hotel restaurant was Konoba Restaurant at Hotel Realm. The best environmental practice was the Crowne Plaza Canberra. The best meetings and events hotel was Hotel Realm. The best marketed hotel was Novotel Canberra .

With respect to the dining winners, the best family restaurant was Caph's restaurant and coffee lounge. The best cafe restaurant was Tosolini's. The best international cuisine was Italian and Sons. The best restaurant overall was Rubicon. The best prestigious dining venue was The Chairman. The best wine list was Locanda Italian Steakhouse at Rydges Lakeside. The best restaurant service employee was Vikram Rai at Flint Dining Room. The best apprentice chef was Duncan Mitchell at Rydges Lakeside. The best restaurant cookery employee was Beau Ridgers at Novotel Canberra. The best new/redeveloped venue was Italian and Sons.

In the bar and nightclub winners, the best sporting entertainment venue was Olims Canberra Hotel. The best local was George Harcourt Inn. I had the pleasure of presenting that award on the night. The best cocktail bar was Knightsbridge Penthouse. The best bar presentation and service was Sub-Urban. The best outdoor entertainment area was Ostani at Hotel Realm. The best live entertainment venue was King O'Malley's. The best late-night entertainment venue was Meche. The best pub bistro was Ha Ha Bar.

The OutInCanberra people's choice award for favourite cafe went to Cream Cafe and Bar. The favourite restaurant went to Ellacure. The favourite nightlife went to Ha Ha Bar.

The tourism winner for the best tourism exhibition was Masterpieces from Paris at the National Gallery of Australia. The best tourism attraction was Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre.

I would also like to commend three people who have made an outstanding contribution and who won individual awards. The John Press award went to Gil Miller of the George Harcourt Inn. The president's award went to Shanthini Naidoo of the National Gallery of Australia. The member of the year was Peter Barclay of King O'Malley's. I commend them all for their superb contribution to the accommodation, hospitality and entertainment industries in Canberra.

Dr Brian Hennessy

Ms Sandra Lambert

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (6.07): I would like to speak on a couple of matters tonight. The first one is that it is with great sadness that we have been advised today of the death of Dr Brian Hennessy. Members may know that Dr Hennessy was the director of psychiatry in the ACT in the 1960s through to 1974. He developed a major plan for psychiatric services for the Australian Capital Territory in 1969 and then in a more extensive manner in 1972.


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