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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 5476..


I want to pick up where Mr Hanson left off, because he did not have enough time to go into some of the great work that has been done by the TransACT Rocks Movember team. There are a number of important, really active community citizens as part of that team and I just want to make a public mention of them. Ivan Slavich, who seems to be involved in so many different community events here in Canberra, who has sort of been referred to as Mr Canberra from time to time, is heading up the team. Ivan does a mountain of work in the community. I know that with the Escarpade challenge he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years and I know that this team, the TransACT Rocks Movember team, are aiming to raise $150,000. I understand they may be around the $50,000 mark already, so I have no doubt that they will get there, or thereabouts. So well done to Ivan Slavich, who is always involved with many of these events.

Danielle Neale, the Sybil's Closet owner, is one of the "mo sistas"and does a sensational job in the community as well. She was recently involved with the Bachelor of the Year, amongst other things. David Parkes is also part of the team, as are John Efkarpidis and Theo Dimarhos. John and Theo are both very active members of the community. As well as being part of the TransACT Rocks Movember team, they have also been supporting particularly Diabetes ACT in a number of ways. So I would just like to pay tribute to all of those. I do note that for a number of these gentlemen there is often more hair on the face than on the head. Peter Barclay is another part of the team and he is growing quite an impressive mo and of course Peter does a sensational job in the community. He is one of our businessmen who really contribute right across Canberra in a number of ways.

It is a fantastic event. It is now a worldwide phenomenon. It is something that most men will get involved with in some way. I think most men are happy to get involved. Some really go over and above in the amount of money they raise and the way that they promote this. It is for a fantastic cause and I am happy on behalf of the Canberra Liberals to lend my support to Mrs Dunne's matter of public importance today and indeed to all of the efforts to promote Movember and all of the fundraising efforts that go with that and the promotion of men's health issues.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: The discussion is concluded.

Adjournment

Motion (by Ms Gallagher) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Timor-Leste

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (4.47): I rise tonight to talk about an event that I attended, co-sponsored by the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation of the ACT and the Canberra Friends of Dili, at the Timor-Leste Embassy on Thursday, 28 October 2010. Timor-Leste is one of the poorest countries in the world and the work that is being done by organisations such as the Canberra Friends of Dili, the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation,


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