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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 March 2021) . . Page.. 622 ..


pathetic. It does not stack up, it does not pass the pub test and it is not the response that the Canberra public deserves.

The Attorney-General also blamed COVID as one of the reasons why there was a delay in the release. Let us not forget that domestic and family violence, particularly with a gendered lens, is a COVID issue. We know about the greater risks of victims of domestic and family violence being denied access to support and services, the support and services that they desperately need. We know about those increased risks during COVID. So to blame COVID is just downright hypocritical.

I do welcome the Attorney-General’s acceptance of some of the issues that I have raised in this motion. We have demonstrated very clearly today that this entire Assembly, that every single member in this place, condemns violence against women and condemns family and domestic violence that has no place in our society. But what this government has failed to do and is failing to do now is accept its responsibility for the failures that they have shown in this space, and that is not acceptable.

Ordered that the question be divided.

Question put:

That Mr Rattenbury’s amendment No 1 be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 15

Noes 8

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Jones

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Milligan

Mr Gentleman

Mr Parton

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment No 2 agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Work health and safety—psychosocial hazards

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (3.42): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:


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