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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 4 Hansard (5 April) . . Page.. 1287..


One of his colleagues, Dr Michael Gillespie, who is also a well-known surgeon in this town, is quoted as saying to the ABC:

He was very popular with theatre staff, he took interest not just in their professional development but he knew them as people and friends, he was interested in their families and how their personal lives were going and I'm sure he had many of them as patients.

John Buckingham was also dedicated to education and training, and that was reflected in the establishment of the John Buckingham Research Project Prize at the ANU. He was also awarded an associate professorship by the ANU.

Every year in the ACT, 200 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and one new case in men. In 2008, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report predicted that there would be an increase of 22 per cent in the number of all cancers being diagnosed in the ACT each year. And Dr Buckingham's research is invaluable in ensuring that these cancers are detected early, which significantly increases the chances of survival for breast cancer sufferers.

Although John Buckingham has left us, his legacy remains. Many women are alive today because of John Buckingham, and his legacy means that many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, who would otherwise have died, will now live.

Question resolved in the affirmative, members standing in their places.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 35

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 35, dated 4 April 2011, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 35 contains the committee's comments on 21 pieces of subordinate legislation, one government response and proposed amendments by Mr Rattenbury to the Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2010. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—review

Papers and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and


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