Page 1831 - Week 05 - Thursday, 2 April 2009

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school, which has now been replaced by the Kingsford Smith school.

I am also advised that Mr Doszpot’s press release betrays a confusion in the usage of the words “affectively” and “effectively”. For Mr Doszpot’s reference, I am happy to take him through the references of Fowler’s Modern English Usage, Partridge’s “Usage and abuse of the English language” and Gower’s Complete Plain Words. But I can advise Mr Doszpot that if he goes to a general dictionary he will find that the word “effect” can be found in any standard dictionary between “education” and “error”.

On the Move

MR COE (Ginninderra) (4.21): Today I rise to pay tribute to a group of people who are working hard for their community at Belconnen. Churches play a vital role in our community and perform much-needed care and outreach work. Churches and other community groups deliver welfare services that not only do governments not provide but often governments could not provide even if buckets of money were thrown at the issues. There can be no price or budget allocation for the genuine care, friendship and fellowship that so many churches provide to those in need of support in our community.

On the Move is a joint venture of a number of Belconnen churches and the Scripture Union to meet and care for people who they would otherwise not come across. For whatever reasons, many people cannot make formal church services but still desire to contact their church in some form. Through On the Move, these people will be able to meet with people from the churches in a more informal setting.

From yesterday, Wednesday, 1 April, through until tomorrow, Friday, 3 April, at Margaret Timpson park opposite Belconnen Mall, On the Move will be set up with tents, barbecues, tables and chairs to pray together and to have a lunchtime barbecue with those passers-by in Belconnen who want to join them. I hope to meet On the Move participants when I visit at lunchtime tomorrow.

There are many churches that support this initiative. Without their commitment, this may never have been able to go ahead. I would like to thank Belconnen Baptist Church; Belconnen Community Church; Canberra International Church; Canberra Chinese Christian Church; Capital Bible Church, Hawker; Christ Church Anglican, Hawker; Crossroads Christian Church; Holy Cross Lutheran, Belconnen; NationsHeart Christian Community; North Belconnen Baptist Church; St James Anglican, Holt; and St Paul’s Ginninderra Anglican, Spence. I apologise if I have missed any churches there. In addition to those churches, the Scripture Union ACT, Youth with a Mission and CLC Christian Bookworld support the initiative.

I understand that Reverend Michael Bain from St Paul’s Ginninderra Anglican and Tim O’Neill, a local doctor, were crucial in bringing this team together; and special thanks should go to them. Once again, I thank the members of these churches for their selfless dedication to the initiative and I wish them well.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 4.24 pm until Tuesday, 5 May 2009, at 10 am.

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