Page 4197 - Week 13 - Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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I also take time to thank my office staff. Phil spent a significant amount of time with me but he is no longer here. Maria now heads up my office as chief of staff. Marc, Melinda, Brenton and Emma all serve me incredibly well here, as do the DLOs, Nance, Ali, Naveen, Annalise and Troy. Thanks to Chris and Kathryn who have supported me in my office and also interns Blake Bensley, who is here this week, and Monique and Thomas who spent some time with me.

In my office I have fabulous staff, as we all have. In my office we also have therapy pets. We have big Ted, little Ted, Marcie the unicorn, Randy the reindeer and Fred the AFP search dog that keep us all in order. And we do have Constable Kenny but perhaps we should not call him a pet too often because he is a 40-year-old constable with ACT Policing. At times in my office these therapy pets are known to wobble like a dingbat but that is okay; it is all part of the therapy in my office.

I again say it has been an interesting year. I thank my staff. They are great people. I believe I have got a great office. They are good company. We have good food and we are all addicted to a word and maths puzzle each and every day in my office. Well done to Marc, who is here, and to all those who are upstairs. I look forward to the next 12 months.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.13 pm.

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