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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (3 September) . . Page.. 2997 ..


Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Garema Court - Tenancy

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister) (5.54): Mr Speaker, very briefly, I would like to let the Assembly know that Lend Lease and the Federal Department of Industrial Relations today announced that the department has signed a six-year lease for four of the eight floors of Garema Court in Civic. That means that the building will now go ahead and I think it heralds a revitalisation of the Canberra CBD. Lend Lease's development manager, John McFadden, today said, and he is right, that Lend Lease is contributing $1m to revitalise Garema Place and City Walk, in conjunction with the ACT Government, to make the whole area around Garema Place and City Walk a much more exciting place to be, a social hub for all Canberrans. I think it is a very exciting announcement that does herald a new beginning for Civic.

Canberra Times - Seventieth Birthday

MR HIRD (5.55): Mr Speaker, this is a special day for the Canberra Times, and a special day for anyone who turns 70 years of age. I know that members would join with me in congratulating the Canberra Times on this occasion of its seventieth birthday. I have in front of me a reprint of the original broadsheet of the Canberra Times of Friday, 3 September 1926. The price was threepence. It was 16 pages, Vol. I, No. 1, and it was a weekly edition. The paper covered such things as the local Australian rules competition and reported:

The Federal Rovers won in convincing style in the Federal Capital Territory Australian Rules competition, played at Northbourne on Saturday last.

It went on to talk about rugby league and the Sydney teams and stated:

In a match replete with good football, Eastern Suburbs team from Sydney defeated the Warrigals at Queanbeyan on Saturday last.

The report on golf stated:

A large membership is predicted for the recently formed Canberra Golf Club ...

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