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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 5 Hansard (13 May) . . Page.. 1411..

sectors. Professional, scientific and technical services have grown from 13,100 jobs when John Howard was elected and now contribute 22,900 jobs. The value of this sector of our economy has grown from $1.91 billion to $3.341 billion—significantly more diverse in 2012-13 than before.

The education and training sector has grown. Its economic contribution over the last 10 years has increased from $1.8 billion to $2.3 billion. The level of employment in the education and training sector has increased from 17,200 to 19,100 jobs. The construction sector has increased from $1.6 billion in 2000-01 and 10,700 jobs to $3.4 billion with 14,100 jobs. Tourism has increased from $826 million in 2001 and only 5,700 jobs to nearly $1 billion in economic value and 11,500 jobs.

These figures, of course, are taken from the census and from intermediate updates from the ABS outside of census years. What we are seeing and what we have seen over the last decade is 10 new jobs on average created every day and in a diverse range of private sector areas. We are a more diverse economy, but that does not mean that when the largest employer contracts it will not impact on the ACT. It will.

Time expired.)

Discussion concluded.


Motion (by Mr Barr) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

ClubsACT—awards night

MS BURCH: (Brindabella—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Disability, Children and Young People, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Women, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Racing and Gaming) (4.28): I want briefly to congratulate ClubsACT. I had the great pleasure of going to the clubs awards night. Many of us were there; I understand that you were there, Madam Assistant Speaker. Certainly, Mary Porter was there, as were Simon Corbell, Brendan and Alistair. A number were there. The gala dinner is the clubs industry night of nights, and it is attended by over 400 industry leaders. I am sure you would confirm that a good night was had by all.

There were 22 categories that saw clubs awarded for their excellence in food and beverage, service and community contribution, as well as a number of employee awards. There was a clear dominance this year—and I am reading from the ClubsACT media pack, but I would concur—by three club groups who shared multiple awards: the Southern Cross Club venues, the Vikings Group and the Hellenics. They are a tribute to the great work these clubs are doing.

Notably, the Vikings Group took out seven categories, including the medium club of the year accolade for their town centre club. So those sitting at that table were indeed enjoying themselves. The National Press Club at Barton took out three awards, including the small club of the year award.

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