Page 1167 - Week 04 - Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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may not know, is now longstanding. It is 11 years in operation. It has been a great coming together of the communities in Charnwood and Dunlop in particular. The communities a while ago decided that, instead of having a number of competing school fetes and fundraising events, they would combine their efforts and have one annual large fundraising event.

I understand that Ms Porter was the official for the mascot race between Apple Sauce—the Charny Carny pink pig who hammed it up all afternoon—Sharky from the Belconnen United Sharks rugby club, Sarge, Kenny Koala and the Hooker Bear. Apple Sauce won the race for mascots and donated his proceeds to Soldier On, as too did Sharky, who came second. I gather that Apple Sauce wanted to donate his winnings to the bacon elimination association, but apparently it did not meet the criteria for the organisation at large. Sarge donated his winnings to Lifeline.

I understand that my colleague Mr Coe was the judge of the fashion parade later in the afternoon. Towards the end of the afternoon, after many other community events, I was able to attend. I had the great pleasure, I think, of being barrel girl. That is not quite the right term, but I was the able assistant to Apple Sauce as Apple Sauce drew the raffle.

This was unlike any other raffle draw I have ever been involved in. Apple Sauce was put into a mesh two-man tent with all the raffle tickets and after many mis-starts, a leaf blower was also put into the mesh tent so that the blindfolded Apple Sauce could impartially draw the raffle by picking up one of the raffle tickets that was blowing around in the air. It was novel, but I had a crackling good time.

I pay tribute to the organisers of Charny Carny. Some of them are very longstanding members. Leni Cleaves and Niki Bruno are joint coordinators of the Charny Carny. Jacqui Dillon is their able logistics officer. Nikole Hammond, Tanya Diamond, Carolyn, Wendy, Michelle, Sian, Julian, Helen and the ever-important treasurer, David, make up the committee for the Charny Carny, which is going from strength to strength.

It is a testament to the great community spirit of west Belconnen in general and to the Charnwood-Dunlop area. It was so good to see all the schools represented there on the day, along with many scouting groups and other groups that participate in the community. It is a great testament to all those people and people like Leni Cleaves, who have been involved in the Charny Carny from the outset. I congratulate you on the work that you do for your community and look forward to many more Charny Carnys and many more successes for Apple Sauce.

Hon Kate Lundy

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Community Services, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Women and Minister assisting the Chief Minister on Social Inclusion and Equality) (5.38): I want to put on the record today my personal thanks to the former senator for Canberra, Kate Lundy, for her friendship and her great work as senator for Canberra. I have known Kate Lundy for quite some time. Kate went to Latham Primary School in west Belconnen and then to my own high school,

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