Canberra Southern Cross Club – Grants

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 17 September 2015 I rise tonight to talk about the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s annual community supports grants luncheon. Last month I and several others had the pleasure of attending this function at the Southern Cross Club. The annual luncheon provides the opportunity for the Southern Cross Club to […]

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NECA Awards

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 16 September 2015 I rise this evening to speak about the 2015 NECA ACT excellence awards. The NECA excellence awards are the ultimate recognition of outstanding contribution and the most prestigious awards in the electro technology sector. I note that Mr Gentleman, Mr Smyth and Mr Doszpot were also […]

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Mal Meninga Gala

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 15 September 2015 I rise to talk about the Canberra Raiders, who held their annual Mal Meninga gala evening last week. The Canberra Raiders finished their season two Sundays back with a 28-24 golden point win over the Parramatta Eels. It capped off an exciting but frustrating season for […]

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Aviation – Canberra Air Disaster

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 13 August 2015 I rise tonight to speak about a significant event in Canberra and the nation’s political history, the Canberra air disaster of 1940. To remind members of the facts of the disaster, let me read from an article that featured in the Age at the time: Australia […]

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Recreational Aviation Australia

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 12 August 2015 I rise tonight to talk about Recreational Aviation Australia. Beginning life in 1983, Recreational Aviation Australia is the peak body in Australia responsible for administering ultralight, recreational and light sport aircraft operations. The organisation supports over 9,500 members, over 3,300 aircraft and 40 registered aero clubs. […]

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Australian Hotels Association ACT Hospitality Awards 2015

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 11 August 2015 I rise today to place on the record my congratulations to the winners of the 2015 AHA ACT Hospitality Awards. The annual awards night on 27 July was attended by more than 460 industry, hospitality and political leaders. There were a record number of entries to […]

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Gungahlin United Football Club

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 5 August 2015 I rise tonight to talk about the Gungahlin United Football Club. The club was formed in 1997 to provide a local football club for the expanding Gungahlin area. For almost 20 years the club has provided an avenue for junior and senior footballers in the Gungahlin […]

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Lions Club Gungahlin

Speech in the ACT Legislative Assembly 4 August 2015 I rise tonight to talk about the Lions Club of Gungahlin. Gungahlin Lions club forms part of the Lions Club International group, which aims to serve the community through supporting people with a disability, community greening and fundraising for worthwhile causes. Lions clubs are involved with […]

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Container Village

Transcript of Estimates Committee: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate 19 June 2015 MR COE: It is a question on the pop-up, no less. Regarding the Stomping Grounds, minister, what was the original budget for that? Mr Barr: $800,000 is my recollection. MR COE: The original allocation was $800,000? Mr Barr: Yes. MR COE: […]

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Local Businesses for Local Contracts

Transcript of Estimates Committee: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate 19 June 2015 MR COE: Thank you. With regard to contract policy in general, what provisions are there for local contractors to be appropriately recognised for the value they give to the community and also the pride they take in their work? Mr Barr: […]

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