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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 June 2021) . . Page.. 1656 ..


We will not oppose the motion, but I do not go into the process with any expectation that we need to change our standing orders significantly. We just need to be more aware of what they are now and not break them and cause these problems in the first place.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Pharmacy Guild of Australia Intern of the Year award

Multicultural affairs—events

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (5.31): I take this opportunity to highlight the outstanding achievement of a Canberra-trained pharmacist, Angus Koerstz. Angus was recently announced the Pharmacy Guild of Australia Intern of the Year. Angus completed his intern year, training under pharmacist Bradley Butt at the Cooleman Court pharmacy in Weston Creek. Angus was named intern of the year due to his passion for advocacy and practical work in the field of men’s health. There is no-one better that he could have trained under for this particular area of interest than our own Brad Butt.

Since completing his intern year Angus has left Canberra and moved to Dubbo to work for the family pharmacy. Angus continues to champion the Continence Foundation Australia initiative Bins 4 Blokes and has established a clinic at Dubbo Private Hospital. Whilst Canberra may have lost a highly valued member of our community in Angus, it gives me great pleasure to know that our Canberra community assisted him in his training and his achievements. I once again congratulate Angus for this outstanding achievement and wish him all the best as he continues to champion the cause of men’s health in the Australian community.

On 18 April it was an honour to attend the 10th anniversary of the Environmental Meditation and Healing Garden located on a one-hectare site just east of Clare Holland House, the ACT’s hospice. The Canberra Interfaith Forum established the garden in 2011 after four years of effort in order to symbolise our commitment to respect, protect, and conserve the natural environment; to provide a venue where we could meet and meditate on and deepen our connection with the environment; deepen our harmonious relationship and promote healing and reconciliation with each other, including the Indigenous community; strengthen the mutual bonds and understanding by working together on garden maintenance; and provide a facility where visitors to the ACT hospice and volunteers working there could rest peacefully in nature.

The garden was formally launched by Ms Mary Porter AM MLA representing the Chief Minister in May 2011. An attractive plaque listing the 12 spiritual traditions of the Canberra Interfaith Forum and eight cooperating organisations is placed at the


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