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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 7 Hansard (2 August) . .

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I would specifically like to acknowledge Carrie Leeson, the Lifeline chief executive officer and Sarah Kentwell, the communications coordinator. There were over 100 Lifeline volunteers there on the day. Their sponsors included the Good Guys, Icon Water, Power Saving Centre Canberra, Storage King, ANU and many people throughout the Canberra community, sponsors, customers and donors.

I would like to commend Lifeline Canberra for its outstanding service to our community each and every day and encourage you all to attend the next book fair, wherever it might be.

Canberra Institute of Technology—Tuggeranong campus

MS BURCH (Brindabella) (5.49): I want to briefly acknowledge that last week in Tuggeranong was a grand day: the opening of CIT on 205 Anketell Street, and I was really pleased to be there. Many in this place will understand that I see it as a long time coming. Whilst there has always been a CIT presence in Tuggeranong, it did not have the depth and the complete range of offerings that I always thought should be provided there. What I saw last Thursday is a fabulous renovation of an office block on Anketell Street in the heart of Tuggeranong that will offer a great range of courses. I want to put on record my thanks and congratulations to the chief executive, Leanne Cover, and also to Craig Sloan, the chair of the CIT board, for their commitment and enthusiasm—I hope I gave them a just little bit of that—to see that project come to completion.

Since its doors opened on Anketell close on 100 local community members have walked in looking to enrol and be part of the offerings. A snapshot of what is now on offer: courses in business, early childhood education, education support, and programming; information on cultural services; a whole range of introductory and foundation courses in English and computers that will set people on the path for further training and job opportunities; a Bachelor of Forensic Science (Crime Scene Investigation); the capacity for mock courtrooms for those who have an interest in forensics and law; and digital media, just to name a few.

This is indeed a hallmark delivery of vocational, education and training. As I have already indicated to others, I understand there is an empty floor in 205, so we may even push to increase the presence of CIT. So if anyone here thinks my nagging on CIT in Tuggeranong has come to end, perhaps it is just entering the next phase. I wish CIT well and hope the community of Tuggeranong embraces every opportunity that facility will offer.

Amaroo Scout Group and Fearless Comedy Gala

MR HINDER (Ginninderra) (5.52): Before starting, I acknowledge the Amaroo scout group who are here tonight to witness the Assembly. I welcome them here on behalf of all members.

I rise to recognise the efforts of Ms Juliet Moody. Juliet is one half of the Canberra comedy duo Sparrow-Folk, whose YouTube video Ruin your Day—I think it had


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