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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 753 ..

improve veteran mental health and prevent suicide. The ACT government and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have undertaken a joint feasibility study into the potential for a national research centre and a telehealth or digital health hub in the ACT. The results of the feasibility study may provide an opportunity to enhance mental health research and link services from the ex-service organisations and broader community support to veterans and their families.

It is my intention to continue to do this work and to work in collaboration with the federal government to ensure that we are able to deliver services in the ACT that meet needs. I am hopeful that a royal commission will help us to better understand the issues.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 16

Mr Cain

Mr Barr

Ms Orr

Ms Castley

Ms Berry

Dr Paterson

Mr Hanson

Mr Braddock

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Jones

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Milligan

Mr Davis

Mr Parton

Mr Gentleman

Amendment negatived.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

National Association of Women in Construction ACT 2020 Awards

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (5.21): I rise today to recognise the National Association of Women in Construction ACT, also known as NAWIC ACT. NAWIC has a growing membership here in the ACT and they provide many services to women in industry, including professional networking tools, awards, education, mentoring, programs and scholarships. All these initiatives help NAWIC ACT to achieve their goals of breaking down stereotypes surrounding women in construction and providing support to the women doing so.

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