Page 4123 - Week 11 - Wednesday, 16 Sept 2009

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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 4

Noes 9

Mrs Dunne

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Hanson

Ms Bresnan

Ms Hunter

Mr Seselja

Ms Burch

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.


Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Australian Anglo-Indian Association Ball

Canberra Times fun run

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (6.40): I just wanted to speak briefly about a couple of events. On Saturday night I, along with a number of my Assembly colleagues, had the opportunity to attend the Australian Anglo-Indian Association’s Ball at the National Convention Centre. Mr Smyth was there, Mr Coe was there and, indeed, Mr Hargreaves was there. I do not think anyone else from the Assembly was there, but Senator Gary Humphries and a number of other distinguished guests were there also. It was a wonderful evening; they really do put on a good show. There was plenty of good food, plenty of good company and plenty of dancing and singing, and it was a good night all round.

I would like to compliment Joe Bailey and the Australian Anglo-Indian Association for the work that they do, not just in organising this event but in all the work that they do for their community, in serving their community and contributing to the community of the ACT. It was a sensational evening. I know that it was noted on the night that many of the MLAs come year after year. Mr Smyth and, indeed, Senator Humphries were noted particularly for that attendance. The reason for that is that it is such an enjoyable evening and that we were all made to feel so welcome. I put on record my thanks to Joe Bailey and to the association for the wonderful work they do.

I would also like to just mention briefly the Canberra Times fun run, which I had the opportunity to participate in on Sunday. “Fun run” is a misnomer most of the time; it is an oxymoron. Nonetheless, it is a good thing to get involved in and—

Mr Hanson: Can you put your time on the Hansard, Mr Seselja?

MR SESELJA: I can put my time on the Hansard; I do not know if they have been published yet. It was not quite the time I wanted, I have got to admit, Mr Hanson. I

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