Page 2028 - Week 06 - Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . . PDF . . . . Video

finish both days of the rally and just missed out on a top-three position. Well done to Harry and his co-driver.

It was a wonderful experience to see Molly Taylor, a well-known Australian female rallier, who drives a Subaru WRX STI. Molly and co-driver Malcolm Reid had some major issues on the Saturday but managed to finish in the CAMS Australian Rally Championship around fourth or fifth; we are still waiting for final results to come in. Well done Molly and co-driver Malcolm.

It was a wonderful experience to get out in the forests around the ACT, watching all the children who were so excited to see the start in Garema Place on the Friday night, and being able to talk to the drivers and look at the cars. There were even a few young ladies with their nails painted in Molly’s Subaru’s colours and stars, so that was really exciting. It was great to watch them get out to the Kowen Forest on the Saturday in the freezing cold to watch their heroes rally around the forest. Canberra is a wonderful venue in which to hold rallies, and I look forward to next year’s event and hopefully being able to get back out there.

I thank Adrian Coppin and Harry Bates for allowing me to go for a little bit of a spin in Harry’s Toyota. I have never been so exhilarated and petrified in all my life. Those people can really drive. They are quite amazing. With the effort they put in and the work they do behind those cars, it was a real honour to be a part of it and to watch and listen to what they do.

I thank everyone involved and all of the volunteers, particularly those from the Brindabella Motor Sport Club. They give up their time and allow the national capital to have such a wonderful rally. Without those volunteers we would not see those cars in the ACT and racing in the National Capital Rally.

Evonne Goolagong Foundation

MR MILLIGAN (Yerrabi) (3.40): I rise today to outline the amazing work being done by the Evonne Goolagong Foundation. It is pleasing to note that it cuts across both my portfolios: sport and recreation, and Indigenous affairs. On 17 May I ventured to the Melba Tennis Club. On arrival I heard the morning briefing from Evonne Goolagong herself.

Let me tell you a little bit about Evonne. Evonne Goolagong Cawley AC, MBE is a proud Wiradjuri woman. She has been Australian of the Year and Australian Sportsman of the Year. She is an Officer of the Order of Australia, AO, and an MBE. She has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Aboriginal sporting hall of fame, and has been recognised with sporting awards too many to list. She has served on the National Indigenous Advisory Committee for the Sydney Olympics.

In her outstanding tennis career, Evonne was ranked world No 1 in 1971 and 1976. In total, she won 92 pro titles and was finalist in 18 grand slam singles events. On her second Wimbledon win in 1980, Evonne became the first mother to win since Dorothea Lambert Chambers in 1914. She represented Australia seven times in the

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . . PDF . . . . Video