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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 12 May 2021) . . Page.. 1375 ..


of two years. The trial was evaluated, and free parking was continued via parking permits issued by Access Canberra.

GoGet is not a local Canberra business, nor is it a small business. GoGet is based in Sydney, with an estimated annual revenue of $30 million. GoGet reported difficulty managing its small fleet of 27 vehicles in Canberra because it did not have a local staffing presence. GoGet did not request additional support from the ACT government to remain in Canberra. GoGet also removed its operations in Adelaide at around the same time. Popcar continues to operate in Canberra, as does Car Next Door.

Papers

Madam Speaker presented the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Bill referred—Courts and Other Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2021—Correspondence to Speaker, dated 28 April 2021.

Mr Gentleman presented the following paper:

ACT Children and Young People’s Commitment 2015-2025—Progress update on the implementation, dated May 2021.

Education—trans and gender diverse students

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (2.59): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) acknowledges that the ACT Government:

(a) is committed to ensuring that our education system is welcoming, affirming and inclusive of all children; and

(b) has already worked to protect trans and gender diverse students through programs such as the Safe and Supportive Schools Policy;

(2) notes that school-aged children of our friends and neighbours in the Canberra region, as well as wider NSW, are not being afforded the same care and respect, because:

(a) One Nation’s proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill prohibits supporting trans and gender diverse students in the NSW education system as it prohibits recognising their existence;

(b) the proposed bill would put teachers at risk of losing their accreditation for acknowledging that trans and gender diverse people exist;

(c) the bill would further marginalise children who would have no access to information about who they are and what they are experiencing; and

(d) the bill undermines the important role that our education system plays in enabling a child’s development of knowledge, understanding, and empathy towards people from different backgrounds and life experiences; and


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