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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 2 Hansard (7 March) . . Page.. 415..

DR FOSKEY: The report continues:

The bomb was to have been "found"by police in a sweep of the area but the garbage truck had arrived unexpectedly.

... in 2004, Griffiths told a filmmaker; "The Hilton bomb exploded because no-one told my shift to prevent the garbage men from emptying the bin in front of us."

One consequence of the event was greater resourcing for Australian police anti-terror units and for the domestic security organisation, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

That report comes from

Mr Mulcahy: It must be true. It's got to be true.


Mr Mulcahy: Are you sure?

DR FOSKEY: I have heard the expostulations of the Liberals. I just want to say I do not necessarily believe everything I have read out. The reason I read it is that we do not know. Mr Stefaniak does not know. I do not know. CNN does not know. There are various people who do know. Mr Tim Anderson, who was wrongly suspected, has now completed further study and is a well-recognised, respectable and responsible citizen. No doubt he is no longer a member of Ananda Marga. We need to remember that some people, especially when they are young, join groups and are sorry about it later. All these things need to be seen as part of the complexities of the situation that one little bit of legislation cannot be expected to solve.

Mental Illness Foundation ACT

Clean Up Australia Day

Jewish food fair

Government House open day

MS MacDONALD (Brindabella) (6.06): This evening in the Assembly I want to mention a few events that happened in the last week and a half. The first one is the Mental Illness Foundation ACT trivia night on Friday, 24 February, which I was lucky enough to go to. I am happy to report that the event was a great success and over $4,000 was raised.

I have just been reading the Mental Illness Foundation ACT newsletter and I note that they raised over $4,000, which ACT health minister Simon Corbell, who was among the trivia players, has undertaken to match dollar for dollar. That is a great success for them. I wish them success for their future trivia of nights. Of course, it will be great when they get the sound system to work as well. A lot of the time we could not actually hear what was being said, so it was good that we could read the questions on the screen.

The other events I wanted to mention all happened on the Sunday just gone, Sunday, 5 March. The first one was Clean Up Australia Day. It started for me on Friday, 3 March,

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