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nothing to lose that he is going to continue on with this. We will be back here. I think, Mr Speaker, you will rue the day that you wasted the opportunity to take action when you should have and could have on someone that is quite clearly not going to bring credit to the position of Assistant Speaker.

Question put:

That Mr Hanson’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.


Motion by Mr Corbell proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Canberra Catholic primary schools soccer carnival

National Library writing competition

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (5.52): Last Sunday, 18 March, I was honoured to officially open the Catholic primary schools soccer carnival at the University of Canberra. This annual carnival was first held 13 years ago and each year the carnival is organised and managed by one of the Catholic primary schools in Canberra. The foundation school was St Bede’s at Red Hill with Maureen Doszpot as the foundation principal in 1999.

This year’s carnival was organised by St Matthew’s Catholic primary school in Page. I congratulate the principal, Brenda Foley and the head of the organising committee, Paul Cecere, and in fact the whole teaching staff of St Matthew’s, for their contribution; they all attended, as well as the school community and parents who came along to assist.

It was a fantastic day, a friendly competition but a tough competition at the same time, as 117 teams with 1,300 competitors enjoyed perfect weather as they did battle. It was also good to see Carl Valeri appointed as the Catholic schools carnival official ambassador. I quote some of Carl’s comments from the program foreword:

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