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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 696..


I would at this time like to acknowledge the very valuable work of the Law Reform Advisory Committee on their initial report and also to thank the LGBTIQ Advisory Council for their considered and sustained input to inform the development of this bill. This is just one component in a suite of measures being taken by the government to improve legal recognition of sex and gender diverse people in our community.

Other measures include policy changes to make available a third category of sex on birth certificates. We continue to work across government to examine data systems to ensure that there is appropriate collection of information about sex and gender. In doing so, we will continue to work with stakeholders.

The bill is another good example—indeed, a great example—of this Labor government's commitment to the right to equality and its support for social inclusion for all members in our community. In 2011 we had unfinished business. I am proud to say that today we arrive at a point where this business at least is finished, where we can amend our legislative framework to significantly contribute to extending the ACT's recognition and acceptance of all forms of gender and sexual identity. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Amendments to the Electoral Act 1992—Select Committee

Membership

MADAM SPEAKER: I have been notified in writing of the following nominations for membership of A Select Committee on Amendments to the Electoral Act 1992: Mr Coe, Mr Gentleman and Mr Rattenbury.

Motion, by Mr Corbell, agreed to:

That the Members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on Amendments to the Electoral Act 1992.

Adjournment

Motion by Mr Corbell proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Transport Industry Skills Centre

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (6.21): I rise tonight to note more of the positive work being done around the ACT in the automotive area. I firstly would like to


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