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example, to be a role model and to intervene safely when needed. This means being aware of how your behaviour influences others, raising awareness in our friends and colleagues and challenging sexist and violent behaviour by speaking up about it, urging the perpetrator to seek professional help or by contacting the police.
Step two is break the silence about violence. The message is that violence against women is everybody’s business. We need good men to say, “Enough is enough,” and raise the issue in public and through their networks.
Step three is grow the campaign. Help spread the message and recruit others to take a stand and get involved in white ribbon events or host your own. There are many resources for how men can address their own behaviour and support the community campaign. At the top of the list of practical things to do is listen to women and learn from women, which is a very good starting point.
ACTSport Hall of Fame
MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (5.29): On 30 August, as shadow minister for sport, I had the pleasure of being a guest of ACTSport at their ActewAGL Hall of Fame induction lunch. My Assembly colleague Ms Berry was also in attendance. It is an honour for any sportsman or woman in the region to be inducted into the ACTSport Hall of Fame. This year it had an extra special element because, as part of the centenary of Canberra celebrations, two additional categories were included. The centenary of Canberra 1913-2013 ACT male athlete of the century was the AFL legend Alex Jesaulenko, who started his AFL career here in Canberra with the Yarralumla-Manuka under 13 team in 1958 and went on to be an outstanding player, captain, coach and selected as a member of the AFL team of the century.
The centenary of Canberra 1913-2013 ACT female athlete of the century—again, another worthy recipient, a local recipient—was Heather McKay, Australia’s and probably the world’s best known and most successful female squash player. Probably quite a few of us know that Heather McKay was born in Queanbeyan and in her international squash career lost only two matches in her entire career, a career that spanned three decades. Those two losses were very early on in her career.
The 2013 ActewAGL ACTSport Hall of Fame associate member inductees were Bob Mouatt OAM, for his involvement in and contribution to orienteering over 40 years. Another one was Frank Cleary, a born and bred Canberra man who is well known in racing circles. Most notably, Frank Cleary was the first local trainer to win the Gold Coast Magic Millions and the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic before winning the prestigious Black Opal with Clan O’Sullivan in 1992. Clan O’Sullivan also won the Todman Stakes before running second in the Golden Slipper. His racing career stretched over 20 starts, winning nine and amassing nearly $2 million in prize money. In 1999 Frank became the only trainer to have won the Black Opal and Golden Slipper double with Catbird. Catbird won five of his 14 starts and $1,755,000 in prize money.
Moving on, the other 2013 ACT ActewAGL Sport Hall of Fame full member inductees were Bronwyn Calver, for her contribution to and success in local and