Page 1351 - Week 04 - Thursday, 5 May 2022

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I can confirm that this was a powerful experience and, to be quite candid, it was unsettling. I very much appreciated the opportunity to think through the issues presented by the work. This has certainly been brought home to me again this week, as we passed the new consent laws, driven by Dr Paterson, today; marked Domestic Violence Remembrance Day yesterday; and reeled from the leaked news from the US that it is likely that Roe v Wade will be overturned.

I wanted to congratulate Amy for bringing this together, in the midst of all the challenges that have been present in the past few years, and for the skill of the cast and crew in dealing with such a difficult but important topic. It was also very special to be in the Causeway Hall, in its own transformation now as ACT Hub, and to see realised exactly what could be possible in this venue. The Boys was part of ACT Hub thanks to the HUB TOO program, which allows emerging directors like Amy and her new collective to be supported by the ACT Hub team in a low-risk and nurturing environment. Congratulations to all. Thank you.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.42 pm until Wednesday, 1 June 2022 at 10 am.

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