Page 897 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 29 March 2023

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Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (4.34), by leave: I move amendments Nos 1 to 3 circulated in my name together and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendments [see schedule 1 at page 904].

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Sport and recreation—Belco Bowl Jam 2023

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Early Childhood Development, Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women) (4.35): On Saturday, 11 March, I was totally stoked to drop into the 2023 Belco Bowl Jam at the Belconnen Skate Park.

The Belco Bowl Jam is a grassroots gender inclusive event that has been running for over 22 years and has become one of the biggest skateboarding events of its kind in the world. There were thousands of spectators, many of whom came from interstate and overseas to watch and participate in this iconic event.

This year’s Bowl Jam saw many Olympic athletes attend and compete in the event. There were plenty of grinds, airs, and inverts and, overall, some pretty gnarly moves—all MCed by Olympic commentator, Mitch Tomlinson. I am not going to lie; I did not quite get all of the calls. But how cool to have Olympians just jamming with locals in Belco.

We had Kieran Woolley, from Kiama, on the south coast; Steven Pineiro from Puerto Rico, who apparently comes every year—gets on a plane and flies over every year just to be part of the Belco Bowl Jam; Poppy Olsen, from Newcastle in New South Wales; and Zion Wright, from the United States.


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