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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3235..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

To all those who currently work at Calvary: thank you for what you do and enjoy the celebrations of the 25 years. To those who have built up the tradition that those currently at the hospital can celebrate: thank you for all the work that you have done. In closing, I quote the words of the venerable Mary Potter, who said:

...we are commencing a work in time that is to influence eternity.

The love and care at Calvary, the way they go about their tasks there and the spirit of healing, hospitality, respect and stewardship-that is indeed work that influences eternity. Well done to all at Calvary Hospital.

Mr Reg Walters

MS MacDONALD (10.16): I rise this evening because I understand that Reg Walters, the attendant, was admitted to hospital this morning and, further, that he has been released and has gone home. I hope Reg makes a full and speedy recovery and brings himself, his cheery attitude and his cheerful socks back to the Assembly ASAP.

Canberra Currency

MS DUNDAS (10.17): I rise this evening to pay tribute to the ACT Women's AFL team, the Canberra Currency, for their second placing at the National Women's AFL Championships, which were held in Adelaide last weekend. The team played strongly through the round robin competition and ended up second on the table.

Despite what can only, unfortunately, be described as a hammering at the hands of the Victorians in the grand final, four locals were selected for the all-Australian team. I would like to congratulate Toni Alexandrow, Emily Disprose, Alison Smith and Alana Lowes. ACT coach, Greg Lonsdale, was also selected to coach the national team, which I think is a sterling effort. I also congratulate my friend Beth Bobroff, who in her first season on the field playing AFL-and I believe it was her first year ever touching a footy-made it onto the ACT side and served with distinction in Adelaide.

Mr Hargreaves and I had the pleasure of watching the ACT Women's AFL grand final last year, and the calibre of play was certainly impressive. It is great to see yet another ACT women's sporting team doing well. I wish the girls well next year when, hopefully, they will improve again and bring home the championship.


MRS BURKE (10.18): Earlier on today, Mr Hargreaves made the comment, "You've got heaps of people and phone calls coming into your office. How about listing them?" We were referring to people coming to my office to talk to me about matters relating to my portfolio area. For the information of the house, I received nine emails from 17 May to 9 June-obviously, I cannot reveal names because of confidentiality. This does not include the numerous telephone calls or the letters written to me in that period. On 10 and 15 June, respectively, I wrote to the Chief Minister and to Minister Gallagher in regard to three separate cases.

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