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should be entitled to. This paper urges members of the Assembly to make representations, to support this issue and to vote for the creation of privacy zones around termination of pregnancy services facilities when the opportunity presents itself.
In the conversations I have had with members of the community about the situation that has been occurring outside the health clinic, I have learned that women feel they should be safe and protected when entering any health facility across the ACT, that they should be able to do this without the fear of being harassed or judged by anybody, that it should be everybody’s right to have some privacy, and that women should have the right to make their own reproductive choices. I believe every person should have access to health services without harassment and without persecution in any way, regardless of the health service they are accessing. It is that simple.
I look forward to continuing conversations on this in the Assembly and again make the call that if people do want to protest about a particular law they should do it here, in front of the lawmakers who make those laws.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Scrutiny report 38
MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 38, dated 20 October 2015, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.
I seek leave to make a brief statement.
MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 38 contains the committee’s comments on eight bills, 10 pieces of subordinate legislation, three government responses and proposed government amendments to the Building (Loose-fill Asbestos Eradication) Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.
Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee
MS FITZHARRIS (Molonglo) (10.06): I present the following report:
Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 10—Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 343—Residential blocks surrendered under the loose fill asbestos insulation eradication scheme, dated 21 October 2015, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.