Page 3323 - Week 08 - Wednesday, 22 August 2012

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To those groups, for the great work they do supporting our health in the community, well done and keep up the good work.

Construction industry—training awards

MR COE (Ginninderra) (12.25 am): This evening I would like to acknowledge the outstanding apprentices and finalists of the 2012 CITC-Capital Training Institute graduating apprentice and industry encouragement awards. Since the first awards ceremony 10 years ago, the Construction Industry Training Council has recognised 299 outstanding graduating apprentices and trainees and has provided 36 encouragement awards. These awards provide an opportunity for the construction industry to specifically reward outstanding work done by local graduating apprentices.

Congratulations to the CITC’s executive director, Vince Ball, and his team for their work in making the awards possible. I would also like to acknowledge the major sponsor of the awards, the Capital Training Institute; gold sponsors, Holcim; the ACT Building and Construction Training Fund Authority; and the numerous other businesses and organisations who support the awards.

The 2012 outstanding apprentice was Clancy Brentnall, an HIA carpentry apprentice. Other award winners were Jamie Gianchou, for bricklaying; cabinet making, Matt Tindale; commercial-residential cadet, Trystan Warn; heavy vehicle diesel mechanic, John Reid; formwork carpentry, Adriano Siveiro; and glass and glazing, Matthew Jones. The Indigenous award went to bricklaying, James Hill; landscaping, David Moon.

Meritorious awards were awarded to Brant Cameron, Jack Douch, Mai Pon Htaw, Paul Harmsworth, Habibullah Hussaini; engineering and mechanical light fabrication, Marcus Doughty; engineering, mechanical fitting and machining, Maurice Schenkelberg; painting and decorating, Andrew Kefford; plumbing, Garth Thomas; refrigeration and air conditioning, Michael Nixon; roof tiling, Aidan Murdoch, systems electrician, David Burgemeister; wall and ceiling lining, Shane Steven; and wall and floor tiling, Reece Wohl. The award for a woman in a non-traditional trade went to Emma-Lyn Barrett.

I commend the apprentices to the Assembly and wish them all the best for the completion of their training and the careers that await them.

Cyprus Community of Canberra and Districts

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (12.27 am): On Sunday, 29 July 2012 I was, as shadow minister for multicultural affairs, guest of the president of the Cyprus Community of Canberra and Districts, Ms Georgia Alexandrou, at the commemorative service for the 38th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. The Cypriot Community of Canberra and Districts and Justice for Cyprus ACT organised a church service at the St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Kingston.

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