Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 09 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 October 2022) . . Page.. 2822 ..
sustained leadership and education. That is why, over the remainder of this parliamentary term, we are committed to delivering our Capital of Equality Strategy, including the release of the second action plan earlier this year, to ensure that we continue to be the most inclusive city in Australia and a place where all LGBTIQ+ people feel visible, valued and respected.
This year’s budget also includes funding to enhance actions under the Capital of Equality Strategy, including the grants program. We are progressing protections for people born with variations in sex characteristics, in consultation with the people who matter most: members of the intersex community, their loved ones and the clinicians who care for them.
As we all know, Canberra is a diverse city with a rich multicultural heritage and community. Today the government will introduce the Multiculturalism Act to establish a multicultural charter, setting out clear principles for supporting diversity and inclusion to guide the development and delivery of policies, programs and services, and to formalise the Multicultural Advisory Council.
We went to the 2020 election with a progressive vision for our city, a city where residents can find the good jobs that they need, have access to the health care and housing they deserve, and be able to contribute to and benefit from a clear path to a zero-emissions future—a city where people feel safe and valued.
We have faced challenges as a community over the past two years. There will be more obstacles ahead and in the remainder of this Legislative Assembly term. But the government will remain focussed on delivering the things that matter for this city and its residents, so that our community continues to be a great place to live, to work, to study, to invest and to visit.
We understand that the decisions and investments that are made in this parliament, in this parliamentary term, will shape Canberra for decades to come. Our job is to make the right decisions at the right time to deliver a better future for Canberra. It is what we promised, and it is what we are delivering. I present the following paper:
Delivering the infrastructure and services for a liveable Canberra—Ministerial statement, dated 11 October 2022.
That the Assembly take note of the paper.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Multiculturalism Bill 2022
Ms Cheyne, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.
Title read by Clerk.