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Statement by chair

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (11.35): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services relating to the inquiry into electric vehicle adoption in the ACT.

At its meeting of 28 July 2022, the committee agreed that it would extend the deadline for submissions to this inquiry to the close of business on 26 August 2022. So if you have not put your submissions in, you still have time to do so. This extension of time will allow industry and community more opportunity to provide input to the committee on the challenges facing Canberrans as the EV market expands in the ACT.

I would like to thank our very hardworking secretariat on the planning, transport and city services committee, and my colleagues Mr Mark Parton and Ms Suzanne Orr. We have had a bit going on. It is good to see that there is so much democracy going on, and it is great to see so many petitions coming through.

Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity—Standing Committee


Motion (by Ms Lawder) agreed to:

That Ms Castley be discharged from the Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity and Mr Cocks be appointed in her place.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Ms Lawder) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mrs Kikkert and Mr Milligan for today’s sitting for personal reasons.

Health—abortion rights

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Early Childhood Development, Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women) (11.37): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) recognises that:

(a) safe and accessible abortion is healthcare and a fundamental reproductive and human right;

(b) there is a long history of women and people who can become pregnant being denied the right to have control over decisions concerning their own bodies;

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