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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 6033..


The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11: Mr Barr Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury Mr Stanhope

Noes 6: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Woden Seniors Christmas party

St Thomas the Apostle primary school

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (9.10): On Monday I had the honour and privilege of attending and presenting a series of certificates of appreciation at the Woden Seniors Christmas party. I attended on behalf of my colleague Senator Gary Humphries, and I not only enjoyed the event but was impressed by the group and the work of the individuals who were awarded certificates of appreciation. So much so, I will make some remarks about the outstanding work done by this group and pay some special note to the winners of the certificates I had the opportunity to present.

In that light, I would like to recognise Joyleen Litherland, the musical director of the choir of the Woden Seniors singers. Joyleen was noted as a tireless leader in the performances and community venues, particularly aged-care facilities. She also makes significant contributions through her active involvement in fundraising events.

Graham Hellyer became a member of Woden Seniors through his involvement with the U3A recorder orchestra. A retired brigadier in the defence forces, Graham had outstanding capabilities and strategic planning. These skills he brought to the Woden Seniors and transformed the society in a host of positive ways. As a member of the management committee he develops policy, and he is a member of the IT committee and is a regular presenter at IT forums, an increasingly important part of many seniors' lives, as can be seen through the fortnightly newsletter Graham edits and sends via both email and hard copy.

Sue Barrett is a former teacher who seeks to enhance the wellbeing of others through her involvement in the arts, crafts and dancing activity groups. Sue also assists in an


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