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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (Wednesday, 8 December 2010) . . Page.. 6033 ..

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to


Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Woden Seniors Christmas party

St Thomas the Apostle primary school

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (9.10): On Monday I had the honour and privilege of attending and presenting a series of certificates of appreciation at the Woden Seniors Christmas party. I attended on behalf of my colleague Senator Gary Humphries, and I not only enjoyed the event but was impressed by the group and the work of the individuals who were awarded certificates of appreciation. So much so, I will make some remarks about the outstanding work done by this group and pay some special note to the winners of the certificates I had the opportunity to present.

In that light, I would like to recognise Joyleen Litherland, the musical director of the choir of the Woden Seniors singers. Joyleen was noted as a tireless leader in the performances and community venues, particularly aged-care facilities. She also makes significant contributions through her active involvement in fundraising events.

Graham Hellyer became a member of Woden Seniors through his involvement with the U3A recorder orchestra. A retired brigadier in the defence forces, Graham had outstanding capabilities and strategic planning. These skills he brought to the Woden Seniors and transformed the society in a host of positive ways. As a member of the management committee he develops policy, and he is a member of the IT committee and is a regular presenter at IT forums, an increasingly important part of many seniors’ lives, as can be seen through the fortnightly newsletter Graham edits and sends via both email and hard copy.

Sue Barrett is a former teacher who seeks to enhance the wellbeing of others through her involvement in the arts, crafts and dancing activity groups. Sue also assists in an

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