Page 4122 - Week 11 - Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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equal to improving access to primary healthcare and bulk-billing. That is why I was very pleased to join the minister recently down at Isabella Plains Medical Practice to announce the government’s bulk-billing general practice grants funds. This will see two initiatives brought into the Tuggeranong Valley. One is an improvement to the great existing services out of Isabella Plains Medical Centre. The grants have provided an additional $111,000 to provide equipment for outreach clinics and home visits, which is a very good outcome for our community.

Finally, I was also very pleased to join Chris Steel, in his early days of being appointed as the Minister for City Services, down in Tuggeranong town centre through the laneways to share with him my vision of Anketell Street and the connection through to that laneway down into the lake. The laneway is a key part of our town centre. It has been under-utilised and, sad to say, probably a little bit unloved and unkempt for some time. But there is work afoot and certainly great ideas to be had.

The gazebo has gone. That has cleaned up the area significantly. Certainly the plans for that connection through the laneway from Anketell down to the lake look fantastic. I encourage all with an interest to make sure that we get this right. The members of the Tuggeranong community are very vocal in making sure that we listen to them. We want to listen to them; we want to hear their opinions. I encourage everybody to go onto the your say website. Have a look at the plans for that connection from Anketell Street down to Lake Tuggeranong. Let us know what you think. With all that advice to hand, with my enthusiasm and the enthusiasm of the community, those connections from Anketell Street down to Lake Tuggeranong will be a reality in the hopefully not so distant future.

Ian Kiernan AO—tribute

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (4.30): I rise this evening to pay my respects to the late Ian Kiernan, founder and chairman of Clean Up Australia. It is difficult to quantify the impact Ian made during his life, as his work to improve Australia’s natural environment crossed generations and borders.

As members know, Clean Up Australia is now an annual event for schools, families and other community groups to come together and get on with cleaning up their local environment. Since the inaugural clean-up event, which Ian organised to be held on Sydney Harbour, Clean Up Australia has grown into a national movement in which millions of Australians come together to clean up our environment.

Ian’s impact can also be found in Clean Up the World, a campaign which now includes 30 million volunteers from 80 countries as well as the significantly increased awareness, which most of us may not even realise we have, of environmental conservation. Ian’s passion and commitment for conservation through community mobilisation led Clean Up Australia to go beyond being just a one-time community event. Clean Up Australia is now a world-renowned organisation that leads the Clean Up Australia Day campaign each year.

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