Page 413 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 22 March 2022

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each year, we release a report on the progress of the actions under the ACT women’s plan. This was the second year of the second action plan 2020-22 Equity Together. Of the 29 actions, six of those have already been fully delivered and the rest are underway. This year, we will start work on the third action plan, which will be launched in 2023. (Time expired.)

DR PATERSON: Minister, what were the winners of the ACT Women’s Awards recognised for?

MS BERRY: The ACT Woman of the Year winner, Kelli-Ann Jackson, is the group leader of the Women’s Adventure ACT. Through her role, she has positively impacted the lives of thousands of women and gender diverse people in the ACT.

The ACT Senior Woman of the Year winner, Lee-Anne Daley, is a proud Wiradjuri woman from Wellington with many years’ experience working alongside the Aboriginal community controlled health sector. Lee-Anne works with vulnerable families, including facilitating the Strong Women’s Group and Koori Girls group.

Through her work as cofounder of the Girls Leadership Network and founder of Girls Run the World, the ACT Young Woman of the Year winner, Asha Clementi, is inspiring young women to pursue their leadership dreams. Girls Run the World has placed over 100 participants in diplomatic missions, creating unique opportunities for young women and empowering them to explore careers within international affairs.

MS ORR: Minister, what is the ACT government doing to improve gender equity in Canberra workplaces?

MS BERRY: When it comes to women’s workplace participation and leadership, the ACT government has a leading role to play. There are many positive steps being taken by the ACT government to improve women’s participation and leadership.

The ACT Public Service Women’s Mentoring Program is just one example of the programs supporting women in the ACT government. Increasing the participation of women in traditionally male dominated and higher paid roles is also an important step towards gender equality.

Through Equity Together, the ACT government is also working collaboratively to deliver a number of actions to support increased numbers of women in the construction industry. The ACT government has been working in collaboration with peak industry bodies, unions, training providers and others to deliver programs and policies that have been designed to encourage and support women.

Mr Barr: Further questions can be placed on the notice paper.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Braddock) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Rattenbury for today for health reasons.

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