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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 November 2005) . . Page.. 4461 ..

Finally, I commend the Australia-Pakistan Friendship Association and the Western District cricket club for organising a great fundraiser last Sunday which, sadly, was not brilliantly attended by the general public despite some publicity being given to it, namely, a cricket match between Pakistan and the rest of the world. The rest of the world won, but all of its members were members of the Western District club. The members of the Pakistan team were all born in Pakistan. I commend the Western District club and the Australia-Pakistan Friendship Association for their efforts there.

For those members going to the hockey games, I point out that I have, I hope, facilitated some fundraising at those matches, and I thank Graham Carter for that. The bucket will be passed around and all funds will go to the relief effort in Pakistan. The cricket match, as I said, was a great day out. About $700 was raised from the small crowd there. I certainly hope that, thanks to ACT Hockey and the Australia-Pakistan Friendship Association, a lot more will be raised at the hockey matches. As Pakistan is a very significant hockey nation, I think that is a most appropriate venue. Over 90,000 people have been killed so far in Pakistan. There are real concerns for the 200,000 or 300,000 who will be north of the snow line in about four weeks. Help is urgently needed and a bucket should be being passed around for people going to the hockey to put in some money to help the Pakistan disaster relief.

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

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.28 pm.

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