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I will also closely follow the support which the government may provide to the ACT Renewables Hub to ensure the long-term objectives and projects that focus on outcomes to address social, technological, environmental and labour market barriers, and innovation to support ACT leadership in renewable energy fields.

Another key recommendation from the report is for the ACT government to fund the Renewables Hub to conduct future mapping of the ACT renewables ecosystem, with a goal of identifying gaps and growth areas. The prioritisation and promotion of diversity and inclusion in the ACT’s future renewable energy sector will also be important, and I look forward to the innovative ways that the government may address this.

The opportunity for the ACT government to deliver research and development programs and start-up grant schemes and funding to promote innovation and diversity in this sector is another recommendation that I am pleased to have helped inform. The ACT has a real opportunity to be a leader in the renewable energy sector. The inquiry highlighted that we are already leading the way nationally, but we need to continue to keep at the forefront of evidence-based policy and technological advances.

Being recognised as a leader in renewable energy positions us to attract some of the best, most innovative and creative minds to live and work in Canberra. I would like to thank all the people who contributed to this inquiry and my colleagues Ms Castley, Mr Braddock, who was on the committee at the start of the inquiry, and Ms Clay, who joined the committee for the report-writing process. Thank you very much.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Report 7

MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (11.47): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 7—Report into the Inquiry into Petition 32-21 (No Rights Without Remedy), dated 22 June 2022, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

MR CAIN: This is the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, tabled out of session on 22 June 2022. Petition 32-21 proposes changes to the Human Rights Act 2004 to enable a complaint about a breach of the Human Rights Act to be made to the Human Rights Commission for confidential conciliation and, if conciliation is unsuccessful, enable a complaint about a breach of the Human Rights Act to be made to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal for resolution. The report recommends that the ACT government support and enact the terms of the petition.

The committee acknowledges that ACT Policing already have many processes that adequately enable complaints, including those in relation to human rights breaches, to

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