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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 3997 ..

Police and law enforcement community, but it also focused on ways to empower young girls and women, the ultimate aim being that they can excel in whatever they do.

Wanin wanted me to reinforce the point that in every community there are young girls brimming with talent and creativity and it is the responsibility of the community to foster their growth and mentor them in their journey. Investing in young women’s leadership will not only change the trajectory of their future but also their communities as well. The day equipped the young leaders with various skills to exercise the power of their voices through different workshops, talks and activities.

This is a nice link to Wanin’s work experience at the ACT Legislative Assembly. Wanin has previously participated in debates and activities here through her school, but I hope this week has given another level of insight into the operations and business of our local government. Wanin has hopefully seen that this place gives a voice to our community.

We have a broad range of ages, good gender representation and generally a good spread of diversity across both sides of the chamber. Still, we can always improve and learn, and I have enjoyed learning from Wanin this week. I thank Wanin for her work in the office, for writing this speech and contributing to the team as a whole.

Yerrabi electorate

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (3.53): I take this opportunity to update the Assembly on recent events in my electorate of which I had the privilege of being a part. It is no secret that I am a big supporter of the Gungahlin Jets and in the past two weeks, I have had the pleasure of being part of two of their end-of-season awards nights. Last Saturday I had the honour of attending and addressing the Jet’s netball presentation night. It was an excellent night and it was wonderful getting to meet and celebrate with so many of the active, strong, passionate and all-round amazing young girls and women.

On Saturday, 14 September I also attended the Jet’s football awards night. This was another great night and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and spending time with some of the amazing members of the Yerrabi community who are incredibly passionate about both their sport and their community.

For me the highlight of the night was seeing Louise Hambleton win Jet of the Year. Louise has worked tirelessly to make Gungahlin Jets the amazing club it is. As a leader of the club she always strives to make sure that every club member feels valued, safe and included in all aspects of the club. It was extremely heartwarming to see Louise recognised for her passion and dedication to the club. Louise is incredibly deserving of this award and I once again give her my wholehearted congratulations.

On 18 August I made it out to Nicholls to attend the fifth independence day cup, just one of the iconic Yerrabi community sporting events of the year.

On Sunday, 15 September I also had the pleasure of joining the members of the Federation of Indian Associations for their annual cricket awards ceremony.

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