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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.

Detail stage

Clauses 1 to 6, by leave, taken together.

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

Women's sport

MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (3.25): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(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


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