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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 697..


congratulate the Transport Industry Skills Centre on its recent successful week hosting the marketing of the new Subaru WRX. Located at the Sutton Road Driver Training Centre, Subaru hosted a reputable who's who from the motoring community and automotive journalists with some 350 people and more than half a million dollars being injected into Canberra over the week. I am proud to note that the Subaru marketing manager, Joanne Scanlon, could not speak highly enough of the Sutton Road motor precinct in her review of this week hosted by Australian Rally Championship's Cody Crocker and Dean Herridge.

This, of course, would not be possible without the work of the Transport Industry Skills Centre. Unfortunately, we have seen long-term CEO of TISC leave just recently, with Bob Waldron taking some well-earned time to himself in retirement after leading the organisation for 23 years. On behalf of the Assembly, I wish him all the best in his endeavours and thank him for all the work he has done in the ACT, especially in the area of ensuring driver safety as well as the safety and security of those people being trained in the heavy vehicle industry. I take this moment to welcome the new appointment of Ken Brennan. Congratulations, and I look forward to working with you well into the future.

The Transport Industry Skills Centre has been working to ensure the safety of people on Canberra's roads for many years now. From its early days as the police driver training centre, it now offers courses in heavy vehicle, light vehicle, forklift licensing, 4 x 4 training, motorcycle training, ACT dangerous goods training, dangerous goods emergency response, ACT taxi licence training and assessing, ACT CBT&A driver instructor training and assessing, certificate I to IV in transport and logistics, certificate IV in driving instruction, Hyhab and other community-based training programs such as the trailer and caravan reversing program.

These courses are absolutely vital for community road safety. I urge all of those who are yet to have a look at this great 53-hectare facility to head over to Sutton Road and see the great programs in action and maybe even take a course yourself.

ACT Seniors Week

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MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (6.23): ACT Seniors Week is an annual program of events and is an initiative of the Council of the Ageing of the ACT and is supported by the ACT government. The 2014 event commenced on 16 March this year and will conclude on Saturday 23 March. ACT Seniors Week includes a range of activities for seniors to allow them to engage and connect with other seniors and communities in which they live. There are over 200 activities in this year's program ranging from mahjong through to guided walks and sessions on understanding your pension. This year I have been fortunate enough to attend several Seniors Week-endorsed events and have been delighted to see the number of seniors involved in the various activities on offer.

The social and recreational activities available at the Canberra Seniors Centre at Turner, which I visited on Tuesday afternoon, highlighted the range of activities they offer the senior community. I was able to view seniors participating in jazzercise


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