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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . .

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celebrate community organisations and individuals who support and advocate for young people. The PCYC very deservedly received the Yogie award for innovation in service delivery for its intensive diversion program targeting young recidivist offenders.

As I have not yet spoken about the 2017 Yogie awards in this place, I will take this opportunity, as an aside, to briefly acknowledge the other winners: for outstanding achievement in youth participation, the LGBTQIA+ & Allies prom 2017, YWCA Canberra; excellence in research and evaluation, research to practice series, Institute of Child Protection Studies—another partner of the child and youth protection services that we greatly value; outstanding youth worker, Richie Unga, St John's YouthCare; Canberra youth work champion, Daniel Gaffney, Belconnen Community Service; outstanding new talent, Olivia Hatfield, Anglicare; lifetime achievement, Fiona MacGregor; outstanding contribution to young people, Umair Qureshi, Anglicare YEP; and staff acknowledgement, Families ACT.

All of these organisations and individuals helped build a stronger, fairer, more inclusive Canberra by listening to young people and supporting them to overcome barriers and make the most of their unique talents. As Youth Week approaches, I thank and applaud them for the work they do with Canberra's young people every week of the year.

I would like to conclude by congratulating all of the participants in project Booyah, together with the amazing PCYC workers who have supported them through the program, and the families and carers who have assisted them to attend each day.

I would like to recognise that the commonwealth government has funded project Booyah in the ACT for the past two years but, unfortunately, this funding expires on 30 June 2018. I was pleased to see Senator Zed Seselja attending Monday's graduation and expressing his support for the continuation of funding. Fingers crossed, Madam Assistant Speaker.

Finally, I remind members that the Canberra PCYC will be holding a 60th anniversary gala at the Hellenic Club in Woden on Saturday, 2 June from 6.30 pm. Tickets are $150 for individuals or $1,200 for a table of 10, and can be booked via their website. Although I will, sadly, be out of town that weekend, I encourage members to attend if they can.

Mr Myuran Sukumaran—art exhibition

MS J BURCH (Brindabella) (6.09): It was my somewhat melancholy pleasure to recently attend the Another Day in Paradise exhibition in Tuggeranong Arts Centre. This was an exhibition of art painted by Myuran Sukumaran. The exhibition is showing as part of a broader suite of public programs called "The human condition", and it is available at Tuggeranong Arts Centre until 29 April.

The program invites the community to explore challenging themes and questions that emerge from Sukumaran's poignant and powerful works. Many people know the story


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