Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 2899 ..
understanding the inquiry’s terms of reference and to inform themselves of current practices, processes and legislative requirements in the housing space.
The inquiry into housing will look at matters that will affect the whole ACT population in the years to come. For those interested in the future of housing in the ACT, and particularly for those looking to provide a submission to the inquiry, it is hoped that this collection of publicly available information will be of assistance. The inquiry into housing guidance document can be found on the committee inquiry into housing page on the Legislative Assembly website.
Ordered that executive business be called on.
MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (11.48): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) the Federal Government is seeking to instruct the Australian Bureau of Statistics to conduct a non-binding voluntary postal survey on whether the law should be changed to allow same sex couples to marry;
(b) the Assembly supported a motion on 10 August 2016 which called on the ACT Government to:
(i) demonstrate that the ACT is the most LGBTIQ friendly jurisdiction by supporting the case for marriage equality; and
(ii) support the LGBTIQ community through the anticipated marriage equality plebiscite debate; and
(c) consistent with this resolution the ACT Government will provide additional support to the LGBTIQ community throughout the period of the voluntary postal survey;
(2) supports the ACT Government joining and actively participating in the campaign to achieve marriage equality; and
(3) reaffirms its view that all Australians should be treated equally under the law and that includes being able to marry the person they love. LGBTIQ Australians should have the same opportunities for love, commitment and happiness as everyone else.
I am moving a motion today that the Assembly note that the federal government is seeking to instruct the Australian Bureau of Statistics to conduct a non-binding voluntary postal survey on whether the law should be changed to allow same-sex