Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Statements by Members
Solomon Electorate: Sport
On the wisdom of King Solomon, I associate myself with the comments of the member opposite. Australia deserves better than this mob and what we're currently getting—but I digress.
On Sunday I was very proud to take part in the Top End Gran Fondo in my electorate in Darwin and Palmerston in the Top End of Australia. It's a 150 kilometre bicycle event. However, I did the Half Fondo of 75 kilometres, because I was very proud to take up Darwin Family Law's pollie challenge. It meant that, on the successful completion of that ride, $500 went to the charity of my choice, which was the St Vincent de Paul Society, Vinnies. I'm proud to say that I completed the event and Vinnies has got 500 bucks to continue to do the important work that they do.
I also attended the last home game for the Northern Territory Thunder, the Territory's AFL team. It wasn't a great day on the paddock for the men and women of the NT Thunder. However, we did send off a Territory Thunder legend, Darren 'Boof' Ewing, and Smithy. To Boof, in particular, congratulations on 10 years as the champion goal-kicker for the mighty NT Thunder. Well done, Boof!