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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 19 September 2017) . . Page.. 3915 ..


honoured because it will be seen as a result of an incompetent survey. I am extremely concerned, on behalf of all people who have taken the effort to post their survey, that this incompetence will be used as an excuse to ignore the will of the people.

Reclink Community Cup

MR PARTON (Brindabella) (4.08): It was my great pleasure to be involved as a very, very bad player in the inaugural Canberra Reclink Community Cup AFL match on Sunday, 10 September at Jamison enclosed oval. I want to make mention today that Reclink community cups are community fundraising AFL matches that are held around the country. Primarily fought out between musos and the media, these events started in Melbourne many years ago. They are absolutely huge in Melbourne. It is my understanding that they draw crowds in excess of 10,000 to enjoy the football and the rock music that is put on to complement the program.

As the years have gone on, Reclink community cups have been held around the nation in other capital cities. Finally this year, thanks to the hard work of Tim Daly and David Lane, we got an event in Canberra. Thanks to the co-captains, Chris Endrey and Betty Monza from the Limestones—the musos team—and David Pope and Fleta Page from the Noise, the media team.

I am still not sure how I qualified to play on the media team, but it was explained to me that after 33 years on the radio I qualify as a life member of the media. I must also say thanks to Mr Rattenbury from the Greens, who assisted in the umpiring on the day in a relatively unbiased way. Cheers also to Adam Shirley from ABC Radio Canberra for ably officiating as main field umpire on the day. Big thanks also to the Worm Burners, Waterford and Mixtape Chorus for performing on the day, and to everyone who came on down to support the cause.

Mark Ransome was there from Reclink Canberra. He has been a hard worker in the homeless and disadvantaged space here in Canberra for quite a number of years. The Reclink Australia high density housing community and safety program does some great work on the streets of our town. It is funded by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate. Reclink works with residents of six public housing sites on Ainslie Avenue to facilitate access to services and undertake and promote ongoing participation opportunities in events, activities and programs. They do a really good job.

Reclink works with high and complex needs residents who have been or who are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. We are thankful for the work that Reclink does in our community and we hope it can continue. As for the Reclink Community Cup, the Musos prevailed by just five points. I played badly, against medical advice, with a strained Achilles. It hurt a lot, but I would do it again tomorrow. I hope I can be a part of the event next year.

Ainslie School fete

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and


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