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(5) The City Renewal Authority is not responsible for the naming of public places within its precinct. The ACT Place Names Committee is responsible for assessing the suitability of eminent Australians and Australian flora, or things characteristic of Australia, for commemoration in ACT nomenclature in accordance with the provisions of the Public Place Names Act 1989. The committee provides recommendations to the Minister (or Minister's delegate) for the naming of divisions (suburbs) and public places on Territory land within the ACT.

(6) Of the public parks and roads named in the last three years under the provisions of the Public Place Names Act 1989:

(a) three public parks were named following community engagement processes;

(b) 69 women and 71 men have been commemorated;

(c) the number named after deceased people who identified as being part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer community cannot be measured as he ACT Place Names do not capture this information;

(d) the number named after deceased people who identified as being 'a person of colour' cannot be measured as the ACT Place Names nomenclature records do not capture this category of information;

(e) the names of eleven Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples have been commemorated and also, nine words from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander vocabulary.

(7) The Public Place Names (Naming of public places) Guidelines 2014 provide that if a public place is to be named after a person, reasonable steps are taken to obtain prior permission from relatives, close colleagues or a relevant professional organisation. This consultation and accompanying research by the ACT Place Names Unit did not identify any individuals commemorated in the last three years known to have;

(a) perpetrated genocide or acts of war against Indigenous people historically and

(b) committed acts of violence against civilians.

(8) The ACT Place Names Committee seeks to commemorate names which are reflective of diverse cultural situations and to improve the gender balance represented in ACT public place names in accordance with the Public Place Names Act 1989. When the committee considers nomenclature themes for new divisions it ensures there is sufficient scope to commemorate names to reflect an inclusive community.

(9) In 2013 the legacy of Marion Mahony Griffin was commemorated in ACT public place names through the naming of the viewing platform on Mt Ainslie as 'Marion Mahony Griffin View'. The government will consider the further commemoration of Marion Mahony Griffin's contribution to Canberra if suitable naming opportunities are identified.

Animals—poultry industry code (Question No 909)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:


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