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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 June 2021) . . Page.. 1565 ..


that look to increase the diversity of our place names to better reflect our vibrant community. We have streets in Cook and Chisholm that are named after notable women. In Franklin, Richardson and Gilmore, we have street names that focus on women writers. But a lot of our streets that are named after people are still primarily named after men; we are nowhere near the 50 per cent population make-up.

There is plenty of room to increase female representation in our arts and in all walks of life. I am really pleased to see this petition.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Economy and Gender and Economic Equality—Standing Committee

Reference

MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (10.07): Pursuant to standing order 99, I move:

That the petition relating to increasing the prominence of women in place naming conventions and public statues be referred to the Standing Committee on Economy and Gender and Economic Equality.

The petition to increase the number of monuments to women received 223 signatures requesting the Assembly to call on the ACT government to:

Look to promote equality and diversity in the people we recognize through public commemoration;

Increase the prominence of women in place naming conventions across the territory; and

Identify opportunities to increase the representation of women, especially of diverse backgrounds and First Nations leaders in our public statues.

The Standing Committee on Economy and Gender and Economic Equality is in the best position to consider, on behalf of the Assembly, the particulars of the petition and its request. The petition should, therefore, be referred to the Standing Committee on Economy and Gender and Economic Equality, for that committee to consider the petition and, in due course, report back to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Petitions

Gordon—traffic management—petition 13-21

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (10.08): I seek leave to speak briefly on the petition about traffic issues in Gordon.

Leave granted.

MS LAWDER: I thank Mr Davis for bringing this petition to the Assembly. There are no shortage of traffic issues in Gordon. A very quick search through my own


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