Page 1628 - Week 04 - Thursday, 7 April 2011

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RSL Deputy President, Mrs June Healey. There were a number of other representatives there, including Christine Coulthard from the RSL and a number of veterans, including representatives from the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club.

I think it is a great initiative. I congratulate the members of the Canberra City Pipes and Drums. I hope that they raise lots of money. I hope that we see lots of those black T-shirts on Anzac Day. I hope that they raise funds for the RSL and the great work that they do but also that they raise enough money to get themselves back to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo where I know that they will represent our city with great distinction.

Heritage Festival

MR COE (Ginninderra) (6.00): I rise today to put on the record my thanks and congratulations to all the people at the Heritage Unit for the work they are doing in putting together the 2011 Heritage Festival. It really is a superb event and one that I am very pleased to see the government continually support and one that really is going from strength to strength. In particular I would like to thank Gerhard Zatschler but also Linda and Penny in the Heritage Unit for their work in coordinating the events.

There are so many events happening over the next couple of weeks and I encourage as many members as possible to get along to whichever ones they can. In particular, I think there are some events that are really out of left field that otherwise you would not necessarily get a chance to learn about.

They include things such as the Goulburn Brewery, the Acton walkways; Coolamon Ridge; the Hyatt Hotel; the National Archives; the National Trust; Benedict House; of course the Canberra District Historical Society; TAMS are running quite a few different events; Cooma Cottage; and many, many, other events. The Rolls-Royce Owners Club is showing off some of their vehicles. It really is a fantastic event and one that I think should be supported as widely as possible by the Canberra community.

I would like to put on the record my thanks to the work at the Heritage Council, in particular the chair, Dr Michael Pearson; the deputy chair, Dr Dianne Firth; and the other members of the council: Dr Louise Brown, Dr Lenore Coltheart, Mr David Johnston, Mr John Kemister, Dr Warren Nichols, Mr Colin Stewart, and Mr Josip Zivko.

I think they do a very good job. It is not always the easiest job. There are certainly some controversial decisions that they have to make. But I thank them for the service they give to the territory in being on that council and the important decisions that they make.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.02 pm until Tuesday, 3 May 2011, at 10 am.

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