Page 3513 - Week 08 - Thursday, 23 August 2012

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I go to Menslink. I would like to pay my respects to Martin Fisk, the chief executive, and to the chairman of the board, Peter Clarke, for the work that they do. They meet the community’s requirements in improving awareness of the needs of young men and their families in our community.

I go to the Mental Health Community Coalition. I thank Angie Ingram, Ian Rentsch and Simon Viereck for the work that they do representing the not-for-profit mental health sector in the ACT. And I thank Mental Illness Education ACT, Steve Druitt and Pam Boyer, for the education that they do in our community about mental illness.

I go to Nexus Human Services. Lisa McPherson and the other staff there, Ivette Cortes, Rebekah Izzard, Nicholas Palm and Sachin Titre, assist people with mental illness to obtain and gain employment.

OzHelp is a great organisation, with Tony Holland and also Karen Etheredge and Brenton Tainsh. It is a not-for-profit, community-based mental health support organisation with a focus on suicide prevention in industry workplaces.

I go to the Palliative Care Society, as it was known, now Palliative Care ACT, and Mr David Lawrence, their president, and Bernie Ayers, as well. I think we are all aware of the great work that they do with palliative care and would be aware of the work that they did fighting to save Clare Holland House.

Going to PANDSI, to Dr Marian Currie and Polly McIntyre, I visited them just recently out in Holder. Their aim is to empower people affected by maternal depression, through advocacy support and education.

I go to the Prostate Cancer Support Group and its president, Peter Daley; facilitator, Jim Clough; and John Lucas. I think we have all participated in the barbecue that they hold at King O’Malley’s every year. I look forward to the barbecue this year in September, this time supported by the Greens.

I go to the Public Health Association of Australia and Mr Michael Moore. Certainly Mr Moore and I have had disagreements over a number of issues, but I recognise the great work they do in promoting the public health debate in Australia, particularly here in the ACT.

To the Sarah-Grace Sarcoma Foundation and Grace Moshi—I had the great honour of speaking at the John Curtin School of Medical Research last evening at one of their fundraising events. They are advocating for increased research to find better therapies for patients with sarcomas, an insidious disease.

Sexual Health and Family Planning—(Time expired)

Dr Toni Medcalf

Professor Marjan Kljakovic

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services) (11.53): I rise just briefly tonight unfortunately to

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