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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 5202..


MR STEFANIAK (continuing):

There has been the visionary upgrade, as someone called it, of the Radburn-style houses in Charnwood. I am not quite sure how much that cost, but it was a considerable amount of money and it certainly enhanced that study. We started it and, I think, finished it. I would encourage the current government to look at doing similar things there and elsewhere. We also provided a number of sporting facilities at various ovals in the suburbs and a very good boatshed at Lake Ginninderra College.

MR SPEAKER: Order! The member's time has expired.

Health promotion awards

MRS BURKE (11.21): It is quite sad that we cannot generate more interest in the adjournment debate. However, I would like to end on a very positive note by offering my congratulations to all recipients of ACT health promotion awards in 2003 at the ceremony held on Thursday, 4 December 2003 at the Bradman Pavilion. I would also like to mention the sponsors of that event, because without sponsors those things do not happen. They were ACT Health, Healthpact, CADAACT and the Australian Health Promotion Association. Minister Corbell was there, as well as my colleagues Mr Smyth and Mr Stefaniak, and an excellent night it was indeed.

Mr Speaker, with your indulgence, I will just read out the names of a few winners. I promise that there will not be many. The award for excellence in health promotion interventions addressing the social determinants of health was won by the Gungahlin Community Network. The award for excellence in multimessage projects was won by Canberra Community Walks, National Heart Foundation of the ACT. The prize for overall excellence in the Australian Masters Games was awarded to Jocelyn Kidd, Tennis ACT and TenFit.

The vitality award for excellence in health promotion in the health sector was won by the Tuckatalk in schools project of ACT Health-Community Health. The vitality award for excellence in health promotion in the non-health sector went to Give Me Five, the Southside Community Service. The award for outstanding achievement by a health promotion student went to Bianca Sands from the University of Canberra. The award for individual contribution to health promotion in the ACT region went to Anna Perkins and the one for excellence in mental health promotion to the Messenger program, Tuggeranong Community Arts.

The whole health award went to the rainbow nutrition program and the award for success in partnership concerning alcohol and drug health promotion went to the comorbidity/dual diagnosis project of ACT Health-Community Health. The award for exemplary individual contribution to alcohol and drug health promotion went to Erin O'Connell of ACT Health-Community Health. The overall award for excellence in health promotion went to-who else?-the caring across communities program of Carers ACT.

It was an excellent night and my congratulations do go to all the sponsors and to the Bradman Pavilion for their excellent service. Huge congratulations must go to Healthpact's Kerry Arabena for the most entertaining job she did as MC. It was excellent to see so many supporters of health and fitness in our community in one place at the same time.


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