Page 4015 - Week 13 - Wednesday, 1 December 2021
To the workers on duty over the holiday season—the bus drivers, the garbage truck drivers, the cleaners, the nurses, first responders—thank you.
I want to thank all my colleagues for their support and assistance this year. I acknowledge the contributions from the three new cabinet colleagues, Minister Cheyne, Minister Vassarotti and Minister Davidson. Hopefully, we will have fewer security and emergency management cabinets next year and, hopefully, a more normal year.
In my motorsport career of 42 years, I managed to win five championships. But this last year is the first time I have had the opportunity to work with such a group of really great champions. To my DLOs and office staff, thank you. I have a brilliant team who respect and work closely with our public servants. The team is skilled at handling bushfires and now has become experts at dealing with other fires. Our team is close and works hard to deliver for all Canberrans. And I would not be able to do my job without them.
The next few years will be big for our office. Many of the major commitments fall on their shoulders, all the while being on call to respond to emerging issues, sometimes out of their control. So my message of rest and relaxation also applies to them.
Madam Speaker, happy holiday period to you, to everyone in this place, most of all to our wonderful fellow Canberrans.
Question resolved in the affirmative.