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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 8 Hansard (15 August) . . Page.. 2920 ..


me or my office. Perhaps Mrs Dunne is not as invested in her community as she feels she is.

I am glad I moved this motion today, and I am glad we have had a really respectful and open and honest debate in this place. This is what being an elected representative for my community means to me. I am sure many other members of this place would agree with that. It is really important that we continue to have these discussions. Sometimes they are very uncomfortable discussions but they mean the world to the women in our community who have to struggle, sometimes daily, with access to reproductive health.

Being faced with judgment is never a good thing for our young women struggling to ask about condoms, for the young women in our community struggling to talk about their periods or for the young men in our community still dealing with their sexuality. I am really thankful for all the work the minister and her office have done with me to enable me to move this motion today, to enable me to have these conversations, and to enable me to go back to the women in my community and within the Labor movement and tell them that we listened to them, that we believe in what they have to say. Thank you to the minister for health and her staff for helping us to be able to do that and for looking at ways to make it better for the women in our community.

I support Minister Fitzharris's amendment. It changes the motion a little bit, but it is about supporting the women in our community and making it better for them. So any way we can do that in this place is the ultimate goal in my world. I look forward to voting for these amendments.

Mr Hanson's amendment to Ms Fitzharris's amendment agreed to.

Ms Fitzharris's amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Community clubs—taxation

MR PARTON (Brindabella) (10.46): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the important contribution made by clubs in the ACT, and:

(a) this support includes $39 million in social contributions through direct community donations as well as access to a range of facilities and meeting rooms for community groups and members, volunteering and involvement of club staff in community organisations;

(b) an investment of over $140 million in local sports teams and sporting infrastructure since 2000 and the maintenance and operation of significant sport and recreational infrastructure, in fact over 400 hectares; and

(c) employment opportunities for more than 1745 people, and a valuable community hub for more than 327 000 local Canberrans who are members of clubs in the ACT;


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