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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4737..


embarked upon since that car accident 12 years ago. Louise and June are an inspiration to every Canberran. I am sure I am joined by all members of the Assembly and can speak on behalf of all members of the Assembly in congratulating both on their graduation today from the CIT and for the outstanding success that Louise has achieved in her athletics career.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Porter?

MS PORTER: Minister, can you advise what steps will be taken to recognise the achievements of Ms Ellery and her colleagues at the recent Commonwealth Games?

MR BARR: My department has been working with the ACT Academy of Sport to find a date when most athletes and families might be available to be recognised in the Assembly. It is a challenge because so many have gone straight from the Commonwealth Games on to other tournaments and other commitments.

However, I am pleased to announce that next Tuesday during the Assembly lunch break the Acting Chief Minister and I will host a reception for ACTAS athletes, their families, coaches and officials who have helped them along the road to Delhi. I would like to extend an invitation to all members of this place and hope that you will have the opportunity to attend during the luncheon break. I believe it is an important opportunity for each of us on behalf of the Canberra community to congratulate these athletes on their achievements and to thank all of those who have helped them to achieve excellence in their fields.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth?

Mr Smyth: No.

Ms Gallagher: I thought that you were doing a supplementary question, Brendan. I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper. I will not trust you next time, Brendan.

MR SPEAKER: He is allowed to get to his feet.

Mr Smyth: I had to get to my feet.

Ms Gallagher: I know but I thought you were doing a supplementary.

Mr Hargreaves: That is four times you have tried it, Brendan. Once you got away with it.

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

ACT Policing

MR CORBELL: In question time yesterday Ms Le Couteur asked me when the 2010-11 purchase agreement between the ACT government and the Australian


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