Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 21 March 2017) . . Page.. 746 ..
• gender related matters that intersect with the employment of people with disabilities;
• any other relevant matter.
The committee has called for public submissions and will report back to the Legislative Assembly before the last sitting day of 2017.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Statement by chair
MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.10): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A. Continuing resolution 5A was agreed by the Legislative Assembly on 23 August 2012. The requirements of the resolution set out a transparency mechanism to promote accountability in the consideration of statutory appointments. The resolution requires relevant standing committees which consider statutory appointments to report on a six-monthly basis and present a schedule listing appointments considered during the applicable period.
The schedule is required to include the statutory appointments considered and, for each appointment, the date the request from the responsible minister for consultation was received and the date the committee’s feedback was provided. For the applicable reporting period—1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016—the committee considered one statutory appointment. I therefore table a schedule of statutory appointments for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016 as considered by the Eighth Assembly’s justice and community safety committee, in accordance with continuing resolution 5A.
International Women’s Day
MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Women and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (10.12): It is great once again to mark International Women’s Day by providing a statement to the Assembly about the status of women and girls in the ACT. This also gives me the opportunity to update members on our most recent announcement on strategies to work on building a better city for women and girls, with the release of the ACT women’s plan 2016-26 first action plan this month.
On 8 March 2017 the world celebrated International Women’s Day, which is an annual global celebration where we commemorate women’s achievements socially, economically, culturally and politically. This year the theme for International Women’s Day was “be bold for change”, calling on communities, governments and individuals to help forge a better world—a more gender-inclusive world.
Achieving gender equality requires commitment and leadership. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence, and we can all take action to ensure