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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (25 June) . . Page.. 2527 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

Well, how long does it take to drink 20 cocktails?

the results were announced, with the top three places a clear twenty points ahead of other entrants.

Matthew Lanham's cocktail, Jus de L'Asie, (Juice of Asia), featured the unusual combination of spring onion, lime, lychees along with hazelnut and blackberry liqueurs. Lawrence Kain's cocktail, Allota Feijoa, utilised the uncommon feijoa fruit with midori, gin and Bacardi limon. Both cocktails were muddled-a preparation technique where fruit is squashed to the bottom of the glass to extract its flavours and juices.

The results of this competition are testament that the Canberra hospitality industry is coming into its own, and Canberra bartenders are at a level equal to, and above, those working in Sydney. This was highlighted by the announcement yesterday that in 2004, the ACT will have its own Suntory Cup State Final.

So, well done to the guys at the bars, and well done to the industry around the ACT.

Red Tape


(6.42): Mr Speaker, I rise to speak about something that gives me a great deal of pleasure. On Saturday night just gone I had the great pleasure of attending Red Tape, which was the student fashion collections of the CIT Bachelor of Design (Fashion) students. I wanted to talk about that for a bit and, primarily, congratulate all seven Bachelor of Design (Fashion) students. They did an absolutely fantastic job of getting their collections together and presenting them to the good number of people who turned up at the National Museum of Australia.

Those students about to graduate are Louise Silver; Dianne Carroll; Julianna Perric, who has Jep Designs fashion label; Nishaan Sekhon, who has the Toy Soldier fashion label; Kathy Gesouras, who has the Motto fashion label; Samantha Scott, who has the Jinger fashion label; and Freya Ansell with the Freya fashion label. All of these students undertook study at CIT in the last 31/2 years. This was their final work, which they put together themselves and which they are assessed on.

I would also like to congratulate Barry Roantree and all staff of the Faculty of Design at CIT for bringing the students through this time. Thanks also to the sponsors, who were Models Dot Com, Cataldo's, Escala shoes and accessories, Stocks jeans, CityNews, CITSA, Allens, Unions ACT, the Southern Cross Club and the Kaleen IGA, for giving their sponsorship to such a fantastic event. Thanks also to the National Museum of Australia for giving the in-kind donation of the venue.

Also, thank you to Charlie Brown, who is a fashion designer based in Sydney, who is very successful and has her fashions worn by famous people all over the world, although I did not know who she was until after I got introduced to her and said to Barry Roantree, "Who's that?"and he said, "That's Charlie Brown, and she's very famous."I now know.

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