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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 August 2005 2005) . . Page.. 3105 ..


Schedules of amendments

Schedule 1

Human Rights Commission Bill 2005

Amendments moved by Dr Foskey

1

Proposed new clause 6 (aa)

Page 4, line 3—

before clause 6 (a),insert

(aa) to promote the human rights and welfare of people living in the ACT by—

promoting the provision of community education, information and advice in relation to human rights; and

identifying and examining issues that affect the human rights and welfare of vulnerable groups in the community; and

making recommendations to government and non-government agencies on legislation, policies, practices and services that affect vulnerable groups in the community;

2

Clause 8 (2), proposed new note

Page 6, line 17—

insert

NoteDisability is defined differently for complaints about discrimination on the grounds of disability (see Discrimination Act 1991, s 5AA).

3

Proposed new clause 21 (1) (aa)

Page 13, line 6—

insert

(aa) to promote the human rights and welfare of people with a disability, older people, people who use community services, and their carers, (the groups) by—

promoting the provision of education, information and advice to the groups; and

promoting and monitoring public awareness on issues that affect the groups; and

conducting and monitoring research into issues that affect the groups; and

making recommendations to government and non-government agencies on legislation, policies, practices and services that affect the groups; and

promoting the participation of people in the groups in making decisions that affect their lives;


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