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Monday, 2 May 2016
Page: 4135


Ms HALL (ShortlandOpposition Whip) (16:28): U3A—the University of the Third Age—is a fantastic organisation which provides learning experiences for people who have retired and older Australians. They are very active organisations, and I am sure that most members of this House have a U3A in their electorate.

Last week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the U3A state conference was held in Shortland electorate at the Belmont 16-foot sailing club. It was an outstanding success. As well as delegates from throughout the state, there were delegates from interstate.

There were numerous guest speakers. There were working groups. There was fun had by all. There was the networking that takes place at these conferences. I encourage every member to make contact with their U3A organisation to work with them to promote the courses and the events that they hold. I would like to particularly pay credit to Nielsine Oxenford, who is the President of Eastlakes U3A, and Barbara Thomson, who is—(Time expired)