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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (28 November) . . Page.. 5032 ..


These are a few non-favourite things.

Rundown city centre and garbage not picked up

Footpaths and roads cracked and playgrounds not fixed up

Planning rules that drive everyone to a drink

These are a few non-favourite things.

When the dog bites

When the bee stings

When I'm feeling sad

I simply remember the non-favourite things.

And then I don't feel so bad.

Changing the street names and blanking out history

Keeping the costs of big projects a mystery

Hospital rooms with leaks that will spring

These are a few non-favourite things.

But despite all the Min Reps, the grumbling and groaning

I wish you the season's best without moaning

Family, food, festive spirits and bling

These ARE a few of my favourite things.

Life's pretty good here

With all Christmas cheer

When you look at all we've had

I simply remember my favourite things

And then I don't feel so bad.

I wish you all a very happy and safe festive season.

Valedictory

MS J BURCH (Brindabella) (6.36): We have come to that time of year when we say farewell, keep safe and thank you. Firstly I thank the OLA staff, front of house and back of house. They keep us all on track. To whoever crafts the cheat sheets, the instruction sheets, we are forever grateful when we get them. Thank you to all OLA staff. To my colleagues, thank you. To the community, a big thank you as well for having faith in me for the past decade for which I have been in this place representing you.

I thank my staff—there have been a few this year, with some changes—Tom, Hugh, Eliza, Lauren and Jody. This time last year I notified members that my two long-term staff Melinda and Emma were going off to have bubs, and we can celebrate that in one week in December there were three Assembly babies born. Melinda is back and Nicholas has already visited the Assembly on a number of occasions. He does still


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