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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 15 August 2018) . . Page.. 3029 ..

and concert tickets are made available to people who normally could not afford to buy them.

Finally, in a program unique in Australia, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra runs a residency for early career musicians from around the country. For 18 months they will play with the orchestra and participate in education and outreach programs as well as teaching young students in the community.

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra is the jewel in the ACT’s considerable artistic crown. They should be proud of their achievement and we should continue to support them. I congratulate them on their innovative program for 2019 and wish them continuing success.

I want to put on the record that the CSO punches well above its weight, given the small amount of money it receives by way of government subsidy. The fact that it fills Llewellyn Hall at almost every one of its Llewellyn Series concerts is a testament to that. The CSO has much bigger audiences than some other, much more highly subsidised, orchestras around the country. They are a credit to their management and the guidance and the work of their artistic director, Nicholas Milton.

Senator Fraser Anning—first speech

Territory rights

Light Up Lyneham

Campbell Community Association

MS LEE (Kurrajong) (6.50): Before I get on to the topic of my adjournment speech, I want to say for the record that I wholeheartedly agree with my colleague Mrs Kikkert in condemning the comments made by Senator Anning. It was disappointing. Only last night, as you are aware, Madam Speaker, I was speaking about how some of Australia’s political leaders have been an inspiration for many young Korean Australian future leaders. To have someone in that capacity who is a role model make those comments is nothing short of disappointing and, to reprise Mrs Kikkert’s words, ugly.

The second thing I want to address is Ms Cheyne’s campaign, and I congratulate her efforts, in relation to territory rights, euthanasia or whatever you want to call it. The only thing I would say, Ms Cheyne, is that you cannot know any discussions that we individually may or may not have had with either our federal senator or anyone else. That is all I will say on that.

I have risen this evening to discuss two great local community events I attended recently. The first was Light Up Lyneham. I spoke in this place about the Light Up Lyneham celebrations after last year’s inaugural event. On 4 August I was able to return and see how much the festival had grown in just one year. This year approximately 700 people came together to follow the Prosperous Mountain lion dance group on a lantern-lit walk around the Lyneham Wetlands and past the Lyneham community food forest on the Lyneham Commons, which Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith spoke about last night.

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