Page 540 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 8 March 2011

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Mr Hanson: Where is it? We did not get into government.

MS HUNTER: He has committed the Canberra Liberals to that goal. And it is a worthy goal.

But one thing I would like to finish on in my last minute or so is to bring it back to today.

Mr Hanson: Maybe you should have shared government with us instead.

MS HUNTER: And today, Mr Hanson, you will be pleased to know, because I am sure you will be out there celebrating International Women’s Day, is the 100th anniversary and I know that you are a person who does not like to see bullying, harassment and those sorts of things. In fact, one of the key issues that are being looked at and are being raised during International Women’s Day is violence, domestic violence, violence in workplaces and so forth. It is the issue of violence and women which unfortunately has not been tackled and continues to be a real problem in not just our community but communities right across the world.

Another issue was pay equity and I know that one of the speakers at this morning’s breakfast—Ms Bresnan and I were there along with Ms Burch and the Governor-General—Elizabeth Broderick, who is the federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, spoke about pay equity, the importance of the fair pay case that is up at the moment around the community sector and the importance of having that funded.

But I would also just like to send an invitation to all people, my fellow MLAs and other people in the building or to the public indeed that tomorrow night I will host a screening of a Care Australia documentary, A Powerful Noise. It explores the three women who are working against insurmountable odds to improve their community’s lot. (Time expired.)

Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT


Torrens primary school

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (4.40): On Wednesday, 23 February, I had the pleasure of attending the website launch of TADACT as well as the introduction of TADACT's new ambassadors: Paralympian and world record holder Michael Milton, and WIN news presenter for Canberra, Danielle Post. I must say, I was very much taken with the quotes from both the new ambassadors. I will quote Michael Milton:

I can’t ski, can’t climb mountains, can’t do a lot of things without adaptive equipment. That’s why I decided to become a TADACT Ambassador. What they do is important. What they do is life-changing.

I could not agree more with that quote from Michael Milton, TADACT ambassador. Also, TADACT ambassador Danielle Post said:

In the decades it has been in the Capital, TADACT has assisted and inspired so many people through its tailor-made devices. It’s a real community asset.

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