Page 1907 - Week 07 - Tuesday, 2 June 2015

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People have said that we should champion our position as a leading human rights jurisdiction and emphasise the role we have in creating a Canberra community where people with a disability have equal rights and can achieve a better future. People with disability and the broader community have told us they want to be involved in co-designing and delivering practical solutions against the priority areas. We have responded to this and focused our attention on key priority areas.

Feedback from the disability community indicated an appetite for a fresh approach that creates shared obligations and platforms for taking action. To achieve this, the statement will put in place five social campaign streams aligned to the priority areas. Each social campaign will comprise year-long communication of activities, events, media, community education and information. Key to the success of these campaigns is shared responsibility and action; it is the role of government to harness support and mobilise the community to take action and to achieve an inclusive Canberra.

These campaigns have the potential to bring about real change in our community for people with disability. Once people are provided with the means to make that positive change, they do. The ACT disability inclusion statement is a call for action for Canberrans to join together to enable people with disability to reach their full potential as equal and valued citizens.

I look forward to formally launching this statement later this month.


Ms Burch presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Animal Diseases Act—Animal Diseases (Fees) Determination 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-74 (LR, 14 May 2015).

Animal Welfare Act—Animal Welfare (Fees) Determination 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-80 (LR, 14 May 2015).

Building Act—Building (General) Amendment Regulation 2015 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2015-17 (LR, 14 May 2015).

Cemeteries and Crematoria Act—Cemeteries and Crematoria (Public Cemetery Fees) Determination 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-87 (LR, 14 May 2015).

Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Act—Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Amendment Regulation 2015 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2015-18 (LR, 14 May 2015).

Domestic Animals Act—Domestic Animals (Fees) Determination 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-79 (LR, 14 May 2015).

Magistrates Court Act—Magistrates Court (Work Health and Safety Infringement Notices) Amendment Regulation 2015 (No 2)—Subordinate Law SL2015-16 (LR, 6 May 2015).

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