Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4546 ..
• Requesting a survey form be posted to the address of a trusted person to hold the form for collection.
• Contacting the ABS through the Information Line or via the ABS website to request a Secure Access Code to complete the survey online, using the automated telephone service or via a ABS Customer Assistance Team.
• People experiencing Homelessness who cannot complete a survey form, can authorise a trusted person to assist you with your survey, or to complete the survey on their behalf.
(6) The ACT Government is unable to declare an “electoral period” for the Australian postal survey on same-sex marriage being conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It is also unclear how this type of declaration would enable campaigns to better engage with ACT residents.
(7) The ACT Government has demonstrated it is open and transparent about how public resources are used to support LGBTIQ diversity and inclusion. I refer to my response to the question on notice no. 532 from Mr Alistair Coe MLA that details expenses during the 2017-18 financial year on community engagement activities regarding LGBTIQ diversity and inclusion.
Domestic and family violence—government initiatives
(Question No 598)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:
(1) Further to the ACT Government’s agreement to support the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022, what specific steps has the Government taken to contribute to the completion of the Building Primary Prevention Capacity action from the First Action Plan 2010–2013 and when was each step completed to (a) encourage the community to prevent, respond to and speak out against violence by implementing social marketing and awareness campaigns to encourage young people to develop healthy and respectful relationships, with the aim of changing attitudes that support violence, (b) embed evidence-based best practice respectful relationships education in schools by working through the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority, to support the inclusion of respectful relationships in phase three of the Australian Curriculum, (c) promote positive media representations of women and develop media codes of practice for reporting sexual assault and domestic violence and (d) advance gender equality through the development and utilisation of gender equality indicators.
(2) What specific steps has the Government taken to contribute to the completion of the Enhancing Service Delivery action from the First Action Plan 2010–2013 and when was each step completed to (a) deliver high quality telephone and online support services which meet nationally consistent standards, (b) expand the availability of professional support and advice to front line workers, (c) develop Community Safety Plans with a specific focus on violence against women and (d) undertake key projects to drive further reforms across governments and sectors to (i) improve responses to children exposed to domestic violence, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as a priority, (ii) enhance service responses to help women reach more stable circumstances when they are