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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 December 2020) . . Page.. 116 ..


electorate work in the hospital. And the message to me is very consistent: they do not have hope. There may be a great deal of action going on, but we need to restore total confidence.

There is, in fact, a view that has been put to me many times that there is something wrong in the attitude towards people lower down the orders of the workforce in that place. How exactly that comes to be the opinion of some, I do not know. I do not work in the system, but I do listen very carefully to those who come and speak to me. Probably those who speak to me are those who are having a harder time; I accept that. I would love to see hope restored, and I will look forward to seeing the reports. I know we have asked for an annual report. It is not clear from the minister’s response whether there will be specific annual reporting to the Assembly, as asked for in the motion, on the junior doctor physician trainee program.

Ms Stephen-Smith: We will report biannually, because it will be part of the other report, but it will be specific.

MRS JONES: Great. I look forward to finding that in the reports and trying to understand whether things are actually improving or not. I will love the day when I turn up to ED with a friend or with one of my kids and I get a positive report from one of those working there. I can tell you that it happens fairly regularly.

Mrs Jones’s amendment to Ms Stephen-Smith’s proposed amendment agreed to.

Ms Stephen-Smith’s amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (4.27): I rise today to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance which is commemorated internationally each year on 20 November. Transgender Day of Remembrance commemorates the lives lost each year due to transphobic violence, a significant issue that particularly impacts trans women of colour and transgendered sex workers. I commit myself to being a strong ally of trans and gender diverse people in their fight for justice throughout my time in this chamber.

In the words of Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the found of Transgender Day of Remembrance:

Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist first and foremost. With so many seeking


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