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4 BURNER KITCHEN
CULTIVATING GARDEN'S FUTURE
A 20-year master plan for the Australian
National Botanic Gardens is under way.
A consortium of architects has been selected
to create the document which aims to provide
a mix of integral infrastructure for the garden s
The plans include new horticultural facilities
and seed bank but focus on recreational and
educational attractions to boost visitor growth
without impacting on the living plant
Public consultation will begin on the draft
plans in December with plans expected to be
finalised by July 2015.
KITCHEN WHIZ KIDS
Brendan Hamilton, Nick Van De Laar, Tahlia Hemsley-Wilkin and Tully
Kohlhagan put the finishing touches on platters of food they prepared as
part of the Crunch Time nutrition program.
Photo: Jeffrey Chan
Plaudits for kitchen program
A group of young chefs from the
House with No Steps have showcased
their skills after 10 weeks training in
The group prepared a healthy lunch
for their families and sponsors as part
of the nutrition component of the
Crunch Time program last Wednesday.
House with No Steps team support
leader Nadezhda Greenwood said the
program provided variously-disabled
people healthy lifestyle information
The group prepared a variety of
food from fruit salads and apricot
chicken to pizza and pasta. There was
a special session with a master chef,
where students created animals and
decorative shapes from vegetables.
"They were really excited about it,
Ms Greenwood said.
"They would really love more
sessions so we are planning to do some
more sessions next year.
"The feedback was really positive
and everybody really enjoyed the
The program is also covering
anti-smoking, alcohol and other drug
information, and exercise sessions.
Ms Greenwood said the program
aimed to reach 90 young people.
The program started in August and
continues until April 2015.
"We are hoping that people will be
healthier as a result of participating in
the project and that they will have
more knowledge about the types of
things they can do to help
themselves, she said.
For more than 50 years, House with
No Steps has been supporting people
with a disability to live a good life as
valued members of their community.
The ACT government provided
more than $16,000 for the Crunch
He made so much
happen for us all
It's Time -- I still get goose bumps hearing the
iconic wsong from the 1972 election.
It captured so much of the optimism that was
embodied in the vision and policies of the
Whitlam-led Australian Labor Party.
The emotions felt at that time were a high
point in Australian political idealism.
They are emotions that the people are hungry
to feel again as they look to government to
present a higher vision for this country.
There has been a great deal of coverage of
the expansive policies and programs of the
Whitlam Government that changed the country
These include a commitment to multicultural
Australia as well as recognising the land rights
of Aboriginal Australians.
The image of Gough pouring a handful of
soil into the hand of Vincent Lingiari is
incredibly moving and still as poignant as it
It is also important to note that the Whitlam
Government started many transformative initi-
atives, which were carried on by successive
Gough also had an important influence on
He spent much of his childhood in Canberra,
attending Telopea Park Intermediate High
School and Canberra Grammar School.
Gough invested in the national capital as
His government pushed forward with the
construction of the National Gallery of Austra-
lia, giving its first director, James Mollison, the
support and funding to fill it with internation-
ally significant pieces of art, the most famous
of which is Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock.
This is why I was delighted to hear that,
before his passing, Gough gave his approval for
a new Canberra suburb to be named after him.
The suburb of Whitlam will be a lasting
monument to the legacy of a man whose vision
helped Australia become the modern and
egalitarian nation that we are today.
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