Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 13 October 2022) . . Page.. 3064 ..
Terrorism (Extraordinary Temporary Powers) Act 2006—
Terrorism (Extraordinary Temporary Powers) Public Interest Monitor Panel Appointment 2022 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2022-215 (LR, 13 September 2022).
Terrorism (Extraordinary Temporary Powers) Public Interest Monitor Panel Appointment 2022 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2022-216 (LR, 13 September 2022).
Terrorism (Extraordinary Temporary Powers) Public Interest Monitor Panel Appointment 2022 (No 3)—Disallowable Instrument DI2022-217 (LR, 15 September 2022).
Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1927—Tobacco and Other Smoking Products (Fees) Determination 2022 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2022-205 (LR, 29 August 2022).
Water and Sewerage Act 2000—Water and Sewerage (Fees) Determination 2022 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2022-210 (LR, 29 August 2022).
Water Resources Act 2007—Water Resources (Fees) Determination 2022 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2022-194 (LR, 29 August 2022).
Reproductive health—menstruation and menopause
MS ORR (Yerrabi) (3.04): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) gender inequality, including reproductive health stigma and discrimination, has been impacting women and people who menstruate in Australia and around the world for centuries;
(b) reproductive health refers to menstruation, menopause, fertility care, pregnancy, post-partum health complications, miscarriage, and termination of pregnancy;
(c) a significant proportion of the workforce experience reproductive health matters yet our workplaces often do not have policies or conditions in place to enable people to manage their needs at work and at the same time complete their work commitments;
(d) with the introduction and potential passing of the Period Products and Facilities (Access) Bill 2022, the ACT has begun to address barriers which prevent the full participation due to menstruation of members of our community in daily activities;
(e) increasingly workplaces are developing policies which provide a range of measures to support people and reduce the shame and stigma in workplaces associated with reproductive health matters;
(f) workplaces with these policies report increased employee satisfaction and a decrease in the workplace of menstruation shame and stigma;
(g) increasingly leave is being incorporated into the policies to support people to manage their period and period pain, menopause symptoms and pregnancy needs; and