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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 10 Hansard (17 September) . .

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Finally, I want to mention some comments I received that sought to persuade me that the bill is not required. Some suggestions, possibly well meaning, were that, as there is a second more discrete entry to the specific health service we are discussing, women should be advised to use the back door, as it were. Disregarding the fact that this provides no protection if the clinic were ever to move, I for one do not want to live in a society where women are made to feel that they are second-class citizens or are shamed into feeling they cannot access health services the way we all normally do—through the front door. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell) adjourned to the next sitting.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Smyth) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mrs Jones for this sitting for family reasons.

Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee

Statement by member

MR WALL (Brindabella) (10.25): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A. For the applicable reporting period of 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015 the committee considered the proposed appointment of two members to the Medicines Advisory Committee, the reappointment of one member to the ACT Local Hospitals Network Council and one appointment to the ACT Radiation Council. The committee has advised the minister it has no comment to make on the proposed appointments.

Madam Speaker, I now table a schedule of the statutory appointments for the period of 1 January 2015 to June 30 2015 as considered by the Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services Committee in accordance with the continuing resolution of the Assembly:

Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—8th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2015.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Refugees and asylum seekers—ACT response

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Community Services, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Women and Minister assisting the Chief Minister on Social Inclusion and Equality) (10.26): I move:


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