Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1830 ..
Clause 2 is a consequential amendment resulting from amendment 1. It removes the regulation-making power in relation to a light rail service operator’s contract with the territory to provide a light rail service. With that brief explanation, I commend the two amendments to the Assembly.
Amendments agreed to.
Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.
Bill, as amended, agreed to.
Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.
MS ORR (Yerrabi) (4.43): I rise this afternoon to talk about the start of the 2018 season for the Gungahlin Jets. I was fortunate to attend the Jets season launch back in March. The club has done an incredible amount of work over the off season, bringing in a wealth of new players, new coaches and a new approach. There was a real air of excitement to the night, which I seemingly got caught up in while bidding on the player option. The club raised over $3,000 that night, vital funds for a community club committed to servicing the Gungahlin region.
For those unfamiliar with the Gungahlin Jets, while their women have had great success in recent years, the men’s footy team have been long-suffering. You may have seen an article in the lead-up to round 1 of the Canberra AFL which highlighted the fact the men’s division 1 side had not won a game in 624 days. Over that period there were some dark days for the club, accompanied by some heavy defeats.
The Jets invited me to attend their round 1 match against Tuggeranong Hawks at Gungahlin enclosed oval on Friday, 20 April. The start of the night was a clear reflection of what it is the Jets are trying to achieve, when Callan Veal, a Jets junior player who is vision impaired, tossed the coin. The Jets have taken great steps in ensuring Callan can access the game, symbolic of their commitment to inclusivity.
For all the hard work the club has done, they were immediately rewarded, winning by 21 points, leading from start to finish to hold off the late charge to the Hawks. To Matt Porter, chair of the board; Anthony Hambleton, senior football president; John Love, men’s division 1 coach; and all the board, players and families that make up the Gungahlin Jets, congratulations on a well-deserved result.
I was back at the Gungahlin enclosed oval the following afternoon to see the women’s team win 122 points to 1 in their first hit-out against the Hawks. Three rounds in and both the men’s and women’s division 1 sides are in the top four. I wish the Jets all the