Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (24 October) . . Page.. 4183 ..
the Assembly. This was a Greens suggestion—rather late in the piece, I admit—that has been taken up by Mr Coe. I congratulate Mr Coe and his office and staff on the way this process has been managed.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Clauses 1 to 6, by leave, taken together.
Debate (on motion by Mr Gentleman) adjourned to the next sitting.
MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (3.25): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) the extraordinary growth in the profile of women's sport in the Canberra community;
(b) the ongoing success of Canberra United, the Canberra Capitals and women's national league teams such as netball, cricket and ice hockey;
(c) greater encouragement for girls' and women's participation in many sporting codes;
(d) the opening of elite pathways in traditionally male-dominated codes such as the Australian Football League (AFL), Rugby Union, and Rugby League;
(e) the contribution of clubs to local sport and sporting organisations through their own revenue and the community contributions scheme; and
(f) the disappointment and outrage expressed in the AFL women's community about future fixtures;
(2) further notes:
(a) significant investments in community and professional sporting facilities funded by the ACT Government, including at Stromlo Forrest Park, Football Park Phillip, and the Melrose Football Precinct;
(b) the ACT Government has set a requirement that triennially funded peak sporting bodies have at least 40 percent women's representation on their boards by 2020 and is working with sports towards this outcome;
(c) community clubs also have a key role to play in achieving gender equity in sport through their contributions;
(d) ongoing improvements and development of women's changing facilities under the ACT Government's female friendly design guidelines and infrastructure funding commitment; and