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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 21 October 2014) . . Page.. 3341 ..


a full update of A picture of women in the ACT. The first fact sheet will be available on 25 November, White Ribbon Day.

In the time left, I want to make recognition of the young women’s enrichment grants. Twelve young Canberra women received Audrey Fagan young women’s enrichment grants. These grants range from $250 to $2,000 and were designed to help young women follow their dreams and assist them to develop their skills in their chosen career path. The successful applicants this year were Holly Ross, for performing arts; Kirsten Busby, for music; Chelsey Hamilton, in sport; Alexia Hamilton, in sport; Ruby Whalan, for humanitarianism; Monisha Dhawan, for science; Georgina Holt, for film; Inez Kozak, for architecture; Belinda Smith, for music; Anthea Duve, for music; Nathalie Cerritelli, for drama; and Kelsey Drabsch, for photography. Congratulations to them.

As I said in the report, we as a community must stand together to do all we can to make sure that women and girls are equal partners in all aspects of our community. No matter where they live or work, we must treat them with regard and respect.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Statute Law Amendment Bill 2014 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 25 September 2014, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (11.01): The opposition will be supporting this second Statute Law Amendment Bill for 2014 or so-called SLAB. Typically, the substantive elements of SLABs are contained in four schedules. Schedule 1 makes minor, non-controversial amendments initiated by government agencies, and this bill amends two acts.

The Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997 is amended to remove the geographical restriction from the definition of health service provider as being in the ACT. This will allow better sharing of a patient’s information and better service to the patient if members of a treating team are outside the ACT.

Two amendments are made to the Lifetime Care and Support (Catastrophic Injuries) Act 2014. The first provides that, where a motor vehicle accident involves a vehicle with compulsory third-party insurance in another jurisdiction, the operation of the act will apply. The second simply gives the Lifetime Care Support Scheme Commissioner, rather than the director-general, the power to approve forms used in the scheme.

Schedule 2 makes minor, non-controversial amendments to the Legislation Act 2001 initiated by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office, and this bill makes two amendments. First, it replaces narrative with a table for working out periods of time but does not change the method. Second, it simplifies the definition of a calendar month and how a month is calculated when it does not fall naturally within a calendar month.


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