Page 355 - Week 01 - Thursday, 27 February 2014

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The committee has resolved to take no further action on the audit report.

Estimates 2014-2015—Select Committee


MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): I have been notified in writing of the following nominations for membership of the select committee on estimates. I note that I was not notified by the set time, but we will pass lightly over that. The nominations are for Ms Berry, Mrs Jones, Ms Porter and Mr Smyth.

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That the Members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on Estimates 2014-2015.


Motion by (Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

National Multicultural Festival

MRS JONES (Molonglo) (6.01): I was very pleased to be able to attend the National Multicultural Festival again this year in my capacity as shadow minister for multicultural affairs. The three-day festival was held from 7 to 9 February and it was a very good event. Canberra is home to people of many different cultures and the festival really is a wonderful display of the various ethnic groups bringing colour to our society. There were many thousands of people who visited the festival and 380 stalls from organisations involved. I was fortunate enough to meet many of the different stallholders and I am so thankful for their commitment and hard work to make the festival a success.

I would like to thank: John and Aylwen Gardiner-Garden, Earthly Delights; Jean Lambert, Capital Petanque Club; Margaret Blessington, Taoist Tai Chi Society; Tom Dzaja, Australian Croatian Club; Ms Boonsri Benn, Thai Community of the ACT; Surresh Thambipillai, Sulkyo Mahikan Canberra; Suraj Thomas, Kevala Food; Rashid Benz, Moroccan Association of Australia; Darin Men, Cambodian community; Her Excellency Ms Koleka Mqulwana, South African High Commission; His Excellency Mr Beraki Jino, Solomon Islands High Commission; Linda Eberhardt, Nigerian High Commission; Jay Altmann and Hans Stoeher, Harmonie German Club; Jose Villatobas, Spanish chorizo barbecue; Tom Babic, Croatian Deakin Club; Saju Abraham, Canberra Malayalees; Ane Sitauti, Talisola Cultural Group; Adrienne Johns, ACT Writers; Mrs Alison Charlton, Q Writers; Julie McKay, International Women’s Day UN Women; Ms Iris Elgueta, Women’s Legal Centre; Denis O’Brian, Sing Australia; Javad Mehr, ACT Community Language Schools Association; Mrs Brigette MacArthur, Central Spears Gridiron; Mr Sorin Clenci, Piroy Football Aid Inc; Ms

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