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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3500 ..


Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Housing : Sporting Achievements

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Housing and Family Services and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (4.54): Mr Speaker, yesterday, in question time, I think I gave a figure of 2,700 in relation to residential approvals to Ms Reilly. I was probably thinking about all the jobs we are creating. In fact, Mr Speaker, the figure is 2,150.

I want to take this opportunity to mention some excellent sporting efforts by several teams in the Ginninderra electorate. Firstly, the Belconnen Soccer Club won the premiership against Canberra Deakin with an excellent performance of 1 : nil. I also congratulate Wests Rugby Union Club first and second grade teams who won their premierships, thus making that club the premier rugby club in Canberra for the year. I also congratulate Brian Van Arkel and his Wests under 18s who for three years running now have won the under 18 competition, this time being undefeated in the minor and major premierships. Congratulations to those splendid football teams, of two codes, in the Ginninderra electorate.

Magistrates Court - Sentencing

MR OSBORNE (4.55): I would like to apologise to the Assembly for my mood in the last couple of weeks. I need to acknowledge that on Monday I turn 30 and I know that your life ends when you reach that stage. I certainly am not looking forward to it. I have been very depressed, Mr Speaker, so I do apologise for my mood swings.

Debate interrupted.


MR MOORE (4.56): Mr Speaker, I take a point of order and interject in order to seek leave to extend the adjournment debate beyond 5 o'clock. This would allow those members who wish to speak in the adjournment debate to do so. I seek leave to allow members to speak in the adjournment debate.

MR SPEAKER: You will have to seek leave to move to suspend standing orders, Mr Moore, if that is your wish.

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