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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 171 ..


When restrictions are eased or changed, Access Canberra provides sector-specific letters to approximately 7,000 regulated businesses and other sector licensees, proprietors and contacts informing them of the new requirements. Access Canberra has sent over 200,000 direct emails regarding changes to public health directions to support business compliance.

Businesses have been and are being contacted directly to advise them of the requirements if they wish to implement the new density measure. The information they have been and are being provided will clearly outline how they should go about registering for the Check In CBR app. In addition to online information, at each compliance visit Access Canberra encourages licensees, managers and business owners to adopt and use the Check In CBR app to support contact tracing capabilities.

Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, we are running a bit late for some inaugural speeches, so IĀ ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Inaugural speeches

MADAM SPEAKER: Before I call Mr Davis, I remind members that it is traditional that inaugural speeches be heard in silence.

MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (3.03), by leave: I would like to begin by acknowledging that we meet on the stolen lands of the Ngunnawal people. I pay my respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. I would also like to acknowledge any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who join us today, physically or digitally.

It is the greatest honour of my life to stand before you as only the 82nd person elected to this place. Coincidentally, it was 82 votes that made the difference in my election, in what turned out to be a much closer contest than many had anticipated. Eighty-two has become my new lucky number.

I am extremely proud to represent the good people of Brindabella for the ACT Greens. My community is often one lauded as the conservative part of Canberra, a part of Canberra that does not get the Greens and that the Greens do not get. To say I am delighted that the election result has proved otherwise is an understatement. We took a very deliberate approach to this election: to offer every Canberran a Greens candidate that they could vote for and a Greens candidate that could win. For more than 12 years, and across four election campaigns, I have passionately pounded the pavement of Tuggeranong in promoting the ACT Greens, and that slow burn has paid off. Greens voters and people who share Greens values have always lived in Tuggeranong, and finally those people now have a seat at the table. I look forward to four years of service to my community, informed by those Greens values.

My contribution to this Assembly will stem from my deeply held belief that social and economic inequality is the most significant political issue we face. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has never been wider. The fact that there are people in our city who own multiple homes while so many people do not have a home at all is unacceptable. That is not to say that property investors are bad people. I have worked


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