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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 3515 ..

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with detail stage.

Bill agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Humphries ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Supercar Race

MR CORBELL (6.11): Mr Speaker, it has been drawn to my attention that the Australian Vee Eight Supercar Co. Pty Ltd, the governing body of V8 supercars in Australia, is a totally different company from AVESCO Pty Ltd, a deregistered company which I indicated was the company which would stage the Capital 100 motor racing event. Mr Speaker, I accept this and apologise to the Australian Vee Eight Supercar Co. Pty Ltd for any confusion caused by my statements. They arose as a result of various statements by the ACT Government that the party with which it was contracting was AVESCO. Mr Speaker, I seek leave to table a copy of my media statement on this matter. I apologise to the Assembly for any confusion caused.

Leave granted.

Death of Mr Mervyn Leo Adams

MR HIRD (6.12): Mr Speaker, today I had the solemn but proud responsibility of attending the funeral of a long-standing and very dear friend of my family and mine, Mr Mervyn Leo Adams. He was not just our friend; he was a friend to Canberra and to its community. Merv Adams, who passed away suddenly on Friday, 15 October, is survived by his wife, Dorothy, his two children, Jennifer and Stephen, and grandchildren, Tyler and Hayley. Merv was not born in Canberra. He was one of those people whose career brought them to this great city and he became one of those people who then dedicated their life to the betterment of the lives of others within our community.

Merv Adams was born in Armidale in New South Wales in 1926 and his background gave him his love of the bush. He was active in sport, representing the district in cricket, football and tennis, which became his greatly preferred sport. He originally planned to be a teacher, but he saw greater opportunities for career and travel in the oil industry.

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