Page 426 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 12 February 2013

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I have an immense feeling of pride in the quality education that Hawker provides its students. I was impressed to learn about its successful international student program, where for the last 10 years it has invited students from all over the world to be part of our community.

Hawker College also has fantastic programs in visual and performing arts and it takes a committed approach to its involvement in the west Belconnen community. A great example of this is the relationship that the college has built with Kangara Waters, where students go to teach residents computer skills, volunteer to the dementia unit and share stories as part of an oral history project. Hawker College is a testament to the fantastic public education system we have in the ACT.


MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.29): I understand that time is pressing. As per my speech of 18 October 2011, when I commended MusicACT, I would like to put on the record that they had their awards on 7 December. I would like to acknowledge the winners: New Acton ACT artist of 2012, Super Best Friends; Kazar Slaven ACT youth artist, Natalie McGee; Palace Cinemas live performer, Super Best Friends; O’Connor Refrigeration ACT live venue, the Phoenix; best ACT orchestra/concert/brass or big band, Canberra City Band; Kazar Slaven contribution to ACT music industry, Pro Musica; best ACT engineer/producer/studio, Duncan Lowe, best ACT choral vocal group, the Pocket Score Company; Duratone best classical solo ensemble, Matt Withers; the international songwriting competition ACT song of the year, Broken Bird by the Wedded Bliss; Australia’s best ACT country artist, No Hausfrau; Trinity Bar best ACT electric dance music producer, the Aston Shuffle; New Acton best ACT folk artist, Xavier Dunn; the George Best ACT jazz/blues artist, Dorothy Jane Gosper; Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers best ACT rock/alternative artist, Tonk; and Groovin the Moo best ACT urban artist, Kayo Marbilus.

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra was inducted into the MusicACT hall of fame, as were Winterman Goldstein/Ivy League Records and Pete Lusty, Andy Kelly, James Roden and Andy Cassell.

Finally, I would like to place on record my appreciation for the following sponsors: Elite Sound and Lighting, Giraffe Visual Communication Management, National Australia Bank, Prime 7, 104.7 Canberra, Lion, Quest Apartments, 5th Gear Motoring, ACT government, April’s Caravan, Bidvest Foodservice, Blackhawk Logistics, Canberra Hummer, Canberra Milk, Country Pride Sausages, Financial Integrity Group, Kennards Hire, Lou’s Catering, Pankhurst Wines, Peter Blackshaw, RiotACT, Simply Living, the Abbey, and the George Harcourt.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.31 pm.

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