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Monday, 26 May 2003
Page: 14967


Mrs DRAPER (9:15 PM) —I rise to speak on the Centenary Medal recipients in Makin. At two recent ceremonies held in my electorate of Makin, I had the honour and the privilege to present 36 people with the Centenary Medal in recognition of their service to the community. The medal recipients came from all walks of life but shared something in common: a commitment to serving others and to making our community a better place to live. The recipients are as follows.

Mr John Paterson Bailey OAM was awarded his medal for service to the veterans community in South Australia. He is also the state president of the RSL in South Australia and my near neighbour, who lives just around the corner from me in Modbury Heights. Mrs Julie Cann received her medal for service to the public sector, particularly water resource management and protection. Mr Brian John Dallow and his wife, Mrs Ruth Margaret Dallow, received their medals for service to the community, particularly through Modbury Meals on Wheels and the Hackney Mission. Mr Roger Edmonds received a medal for his service to the Centenary of Federation celebrations. Mrs Kerry Michelle Forster was awarded her medal for service to the community, particularly through Neighbourhood Watch. Mr Robert Thomas Furner received his medal for service to National Parks and Wildlife through visitor management and infrastructure.

Other Makin recipients of the Centenary Medal were Mrs Lilian Rose Garrett, for service to the community through fundraising for Modbury Hospital and the Red Cross; Mr David Henry Haebich, for service to the community, particularly as a member of the South Australian Police; Ms Pamela Iris Karran-Thomas, for the establishment of an international students program at Banksia Park International High School; Mrs Mary Joan Lane, for her work through the Friends of Anstey Hill Recreation Park; Professor John Ralph McKellar ED, for service to the community through the state and national Alzheimer's associations; Dr David Michael Phillips, for service to family policy and community education as Chairman of the Festival of Light; and Mrs Roslyn Helen Phillips, for service to family policy and community education through the Festival of Light.

Centenary medals were also awarded to Mrs Lesley Purdom AM, for service to the community, particularly as Mayor of the City of Tea Tree Gully, a position to which she was recently re-elected; Mrs Lois Evelyn Ramage, for service to the aged community and, in particular, the welfare of veterans; Mr David John Rathman AM PSM, for service to the welfare of Aboriginal people in South Australia; Mr Jack Watkins, for service to workplace health, particularly in the area of asbestos investigation and education; and Mr Alan Raymond Zwar, for service to local conservation and as a member of the Tea Tree Gully National Trust branch.

The list of these high achievers goes on. It includes Mrs Rita Cardozo, for service to the community, particularly through the Ingle Farm Junior Soccer Club; Mr Derrick William Copeland and Mrs Iris Copeland—another husband and wife team—for their long service as volunteer carers; Ms Patricia Mary Dean, for service to the community, particularly the disabled and disadvantaged; Mrs Nancy Kay Gower, for service to the community, particularly through the sport of basketball; Mr Douglas Victor Irving, for service to the community of the Playford District and our veterans; Ms Jana Isemonger, for service to the community, particularly through local community houses and the Smith Family; and Mrs Heather Elizabeth Kastelein, for service to the community, particularly through the Para Vista School council.

Further recipients include Mr Paul Thomas Madden, for service to the community and, in particular, through Baptist Community Services; Ms Lan Mong Nguyen, for service to the Vietnamese community, particularly through social and welfare services; Mr David Albert Norman, for service to the welfare of veterans and their families within the local area of Tea Tree Gully and South Australia; Mrs Patricia Joan St Clair-Dixon, for service as the first woman to be elected Mayor of the City of Salisbury and for service to the community; Mrs Carole Taylor, for service to the community, particularly through the Para Hills West Soccer Club; Mr Patrick Darcy Walden, for service to the community, particularly through sporting and youth clubs; Mr Keith Rodney Walker, for service with the State Emergency Service, particularly the SES Dog Rescue Team—(Time expired)


The SPEAKER —If the honourable member for Makin has a greater list, she may like to seek leave of the House to incorporate the list in Hansard.


Mrs DRAPER —Yes, I seek leave to incorporate the list in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The list read as follows

Mrs Patricia Mary Walker, for service to the community, particularly in the area of community welfare

Mr David Waylen, for service to the community, particularly through sport in South Australia

I wish the House to note my appreciation to the City of Tea Tree Gully and the Para Hills Bowling Club which provided the venues for these two important presentation ceremonies. I particularly want to thank Brian and Isobel Gale, of the Para Hills Bowling Club, for their assistance.

Senators Grant Chapman and Jeannie Ferris participated in each ceremony and joined with me in congratulating the recipients and thanking them, on behalf of the community, for all the good work they have done and continue to do.

All recipients were proud to have received the Centenary Medal in recognition of their service and, on their behalf, I thank the Prime Minister for this worthy initiative.