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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 13 Hansard (19 November) . .

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change will allow all Canberrans a form of identification that meets their needs, particularly those who are unable to use a drivers licence as identification.

This suite of amendments refines and improves the ways by which people are recorded and identified in the ACT. They uphold the integrity of the births, deaths and marriages register and various identification documents provided by the ACT government. They recognise the diversity of the Canberra community, a place where everyone belongs and is able to be recognised for who they are.

I would also like to draw members' attention to the timeliness of the tabling of this bill, with tomorrow being 20 November, the international Transgender Day of Remembrance. Tomorrow is a day to remember those from the transgender community who have lost their lives due to violence. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the violence and discrimination experienced by so many in the transgender and gender diverse community and for the transgender community to celebrate its strength and diversity. I have personally attended memorial events in previous years, and on the eve of the memorial day I would like to acknowledge those transgender and gender diverse people who have been the victims of violence and discrimination in our community. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

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

Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Mr Corbell, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro) (11.38): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The bill I am presenting today provides for amendments to the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 to protect people who may be impaired by a recreational drug from civil litigation when administering Naloxone in an emergency situation. It repeals part 3A of the Health Act 1933 to remove the provisions relating to the establishment and functions of the Local Hospital Network Council, the LHNC. And it makes amendments to the Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997. These amendments involve revising the definitions of carer, child, guardian and young person in line with the definitions of those terms in the Children and Young People Act 2008 and the Guardianship and Management of Property Act 1991. The revised definitions will affect a number of provisions in the HRA—for example, sections 7(4), 12(2), 13B(3), 25 and 31(1). The amendments will also clarify the application of the act to records held by the Health Services Commissioner.

Turning to each amendment in turn, the government seeks to amend the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act to protect "good Samaritans" who administer Naloxone in


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