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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2642 ..


For those of us who are here in the Assembly, I am really pleased to let you know that my office is your nearest collection point. I encourage everyone in this place to save their bottle caps from landfill and have them turned into a prosthetic for a child in need. But if you can, please rinse them before you drop them off. It saves someone else a bit of work down the track.

You can also drop off the clips or the tags from your bread bags to me or to one of the many points across the city. These are going to an Adelaide-based not-for-profit called Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs.

As well as donating your lids and tags, I encourage you to consider donating to Envision Hands via its GoFundMe page. The initiative has been so popular that the organisation has already surpassed the 2019 target of collecting one million bottle caps and they want to create as many prosthetic hands as possible. Funds raised will be used to purchase equipment needed to keep turning these lids into limbs.

Tim Miller is a remarkable Canberran and Belconnen resident who was already well known for making a remarkable contribution to his communities. Canberrans, especially Ginninderra residents, can be very proud of their neighbour.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 4.12 pm until Tuesday, 13 August 2019, at 10 am.


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