Page 3539 - Week 11 - Thursday, 19 September 2013

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international women’s cricket—she was also quite a successful soccer player here in Canberra; Miriam Manzano, six times Australian senior ladies skating champion, nine times Australian skating champion medallist and four times international podium medallist in ice skating; and Siobhan Paton, a paralympian swimmer who has been paralympian of the year awarded from the Australian Paralympic Committee and who has been honoured on a postage stamp. Siobhan is still the holder of 13 records in her disability class.

Jeremy Paul, a former Brumbies and Wallabies hooker and prolific try scorer, was the final inductee. He had 112 caps for the Brumbies, represented the Wallabies on 72 occasions and in 2005 was awarded the John Eales medal. I am sure the Wallabies could still make use of his talents today. How blessed we are that, while born in New Zealand, he moved to Australia in 1991 and then to Canberra in 1998.

All of these athletes deserve the highest accolades for their commitment to their respective sports, for the great successes they have achieved and the good example they have each provided to the general community.

I also think it is very appropriate that we congratulate Jim Roberts, the President of ACTSport, and his hardworking committee not only for the way that they have conducted this year’s ACTSport Hall of Fame but also for the way they have conducted their activities over the last 10 or 15 years. Their awards have become prestigious and very much appreciated by the sporting community.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.34 pm until Tuesday, 22 October 2013 at 10 am.

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