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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . .

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Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Hire Car Services—Service Standards 2016 (No. 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-208 (LR, 30 July 2016).

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Independent Taxi Services—Service Standards 2016 (No. 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-205 (LR, 30 July 2016).

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Rideshare Services—Service Standards 2016 (No. 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-202 (LR, 30 July 2016).

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Taxi Services—Service Standards 2016 (No. 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-204 (LR, 30 July 2016).

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Transport Booking Services—Service Standards 2016 (No. 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-203 (LR, 30 July 2016).

Utilities (Technical Regulation) Act—Utilities (Technical Regulation) (Electricity Transmission Supply Code) Approval 2016 (No. 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-189 (LR, 12 July 2016).

ACT women's plan 2016-26

Paper and statement by minister

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Minister for Housing, Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Multicultural and Youth Affairs, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

ACT Women's Plan 2016-26.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS BERRY: Madam Speaker, as the minister for women, I thank you for the opportunity to be able to table the ACT women's plan 2016-26. We live in a great city which offers a level of opportunity and support that is not found in other parts of the country. A high proportion of women in the ACT are employed in either local or federal governments and are afforded the protections of secure employment, maternity leave and nation-leading return to work provisions. This results in Canberra's women enjoying some of the highest workforce participation, educational attainment and incomes for women anywhere in Australia.

However, there are also groups of women in the ACT who face a range of barriers to full participation in our community. The ACT women's plan 2016-26 has a strengthened focus on ensuring all women in the ACT are able to benefit from the opportunities available in our community. This new plan has a particular focus on the way multiple identities overlap. The ACT government recognises that intersections of culture, disability, socioeconomic factors and gender can make it harder for


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