Page 879 - Week 03 - Thursday, 7 April 2022
Thursday, 7 April 2022
The Assembly met at 10.00 am.
MR ACTING SPEAKER (Mr Parton) (10.02): Members:
Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.
Yanggu ngalawiri dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.
Nginggada Dindi wanggiralidjinyin.
The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and they translate to:
This is Ngunnawal country.
Today we are all meeting on Ngunnawal country.
We always pay respect to Elders, female and male.
Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
Leave of absence
Motion (by Mr Braddock) agreed to:
That leave of absence be granted to Mr Davis for today for health reasons.
Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:
That leave of absence be granted to Mr Barr and Mr Pettersson for today due to illness.
Children and Young People—ACT Children and Young People’s Commitment 2015-2025
MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (10.04): I am pleased today to share our progress towards implementing the ACT children and young people’s commitment 2015-2025. This commitment reflects the government’s vision for a whole-of-community approach to promoting the wellbeing of children and young people from conception to 25 years in the ACT.
Every child in Canberra should have the opportunity to reach their potential, make a contribution, participate in decision-making and share the benefits of our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the wellbeing of our babies, children, teenagers and young adults. Together with the community, the ACT government has made schools safer, provided vaccinations, helped those in need or in crisis and