Page 1404 - Week 05 - Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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the one he shared with much of the electorate in Ginninderra and Yerrabi when, in 2012, he produced a shopping list which got distributed to many households in the electorate. In amongst the pre-printed shopping list for the electorate of Ginninderra was “more rugby”. I think that pretty much summed up his jovial approach to life.

In fact, it was in this chamber, when he delivered his maiden speech, that he came in with his nose in a slightly different location than it had been a couple of weeks earlier. That broken nose he attributed to Bill Stefaniak, from an earlier rugby game. I note that Bill is in the chamber with us today. He also reflected on what cosmic message was being sent, just days before delivering his maiden speech, that a Liberal member would be breaking his nose.

I chatted with Jayson on many occasions at the Motorcycle Riders Association toy run and blanket run. He spoke of motorbikes and cars with a passion. I know this Saturday’s MRA blanket run will not be the same without Jayson riding up the front.

Madam Speaker, in his first speech in this place Jayson spoke of the love he had for his wife and children, and his commitment to social justice and hard work. He spoke of the enormous respect he had for his parents, particularly his mother. It is clear to me that the values that he admired in his mother served as a guide for the values that would shape his life too.

The Canberra Liberals thank the Hinder family for sharing Jayson with the Canberra community through public office. The Assembly is a better place because of his service.

MADAM SPEAKER: Before I call Mr Rattenbury, I would just like to acknowledge the presence in the gallery of two former members, Mr Bill Stefaniak and Mr Simon Corbell. We welcome you back to the Assembly.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong) (10.15): Madam Speaker, on behalf of the ACT Greens, I join my Assembly colleagues in expressing my sincere condolences on the death of Jayson Hinder just over a week ago.

Although he was a member of the Assembly for only a short period last year, he was well known to many of us not only as a political candidate, not only as the lawyer with his ad on the back of a bus, but also as someone who was involved in some important community projects.

In his time in the Assembly Jayson did make an impression on me as someone who thought carefully and thoroughly about the issues that came before him. He was a very warm and welcoming person to work with and always had time for a friendly, and often animated, conversation.

As I have already touched on, I would like to particularly acknowledge Jayson’s work for the Canberra community, through his leadership of the Bendigo Bank and support for many other organisations. He was a person who truly worked for our community. As a person with fairly diverse experiences, he was able to contribute to a wide range

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