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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 5854..

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Education Act—Education (School Boards of Schools in Special Circumstances) Birrigai Outdoor School Determination 2010—Disallowable Instrument DI2010 284 (LR, 4 November 2010).

Exhibition Park Corporation Act and Financial Management Act—

Exhibition Park Corporation (Governing Board) Appointment 2010 (No 3)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-287 (LR, 11 November 2010).

Exhibition Park Corporation (Governing Board) Appointment 2010 (No 4)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-288 (LR, 11 November 2010).

Radiation Protection Act—Radiation Protection (Fees) Determination 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-283 (LR, 4 November 2010).

Road Transport (General) Act—Road Transport (General) Application of Road Transport Legislation Declaration 2010 (No 9)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010 286 (LR, 8 November 2010).

Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation—Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Parking Authority Declaration 2010 (No 4)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-289 (LR, 11 November 2010).

Smoking (Prohibition in Enclosed Public Places) Act—Smoking (Prohibition in Enclosed Public Places) Amendment Regulation 2010 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2010-44 (LR, 10 November 2010).


Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): Mr Speaker has received letters from Ms Bresnan, Mr Doszpot, Mrs Dunne, Mr Hanson, Mr Hargreaves, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Porter, Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Mr Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Ms Porter be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of supporting and valuing women in the ACT community.

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (3.22): I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak today about the importance of supporting and valuing women in the ACT community. Supporting women and girls in our community can take many forms because they need different types of support at different stages of their lives.

Earlier this year, the Children and Young People Commissioner in the ACT Human Rights Commission visited a number of schools, childcare centres and youth centres across Canberra to ask, "Why are girls important?"The girls were asked to communicate their responses through the creation of cloth banners that were then displayed at the International Women's Day awards. Over 500 children and young people participated in the project.

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