Page 680 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 9 March 2011

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Canberra Weston Creek Rotary Club

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (6.53): I will just speak briefly to welcome the Canberra Weston Creek Rotary Club to the Assembly tonight. I have spoken about this great club here in the Assembly before, after they ran the book fair. In Mr Coe’s style, I read everybody’s name into the Hansard at that time, so I will not do that again. It is great to also see many of the partners from the club here tonight. Welcome. We will be doing a tour shortly after the Assembly rises. If you do see any of the members from the club, please introduce yourself. That would be great.

For the benefit of the visitors, what you have just experienced is an adjournment speech. The speeches essentially are five minutes in duration on any topic that a member wishes to speak on. You have witnessed today what is now an institution of the Assembly, a speech by Alistair Coe. We have just to see whether he can get through the whole alphabet and list of names by the end of the term, by 2012. He does have a penchant, through the phonebook, for the electorate of Ginninderra. We will see if he gets there.

Ms Burch: He is actually getting quicker week by week.

MR HANSON: It is good to see. When he gets a multicultural organisation, he goes through the names. In listening to him going through the names, I thought the Anglo-Indian institution might be more of a challenge, but it was not.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.55 pm.

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