Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5445 ..
End of Life Choices—Select Committee
MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: The Speaker has been notified in writing of the following nominations for membership of the Select Committee on End of Life Choices in the ACT: Ms Cheyne, Ms Cody, Mrs Dunne, Mrs Kikkert and Ms Le Couteur.
Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:
That the members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on End of Life Choices in the ACT.
Environment and Transport and City Services—Standing Committee
MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (4.28): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) that the current emblems for the ACT are the floral emblem, the Wahlenbergia gloriosa (Royal Bluebell) adopted in 1982 and the faunal emblem, Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) adopted in 1997;
(b) that all other Australian States and Territories have a mammal emblem, distinct from their bird emblem;
(c) that Tasmania was the last State or Territory to adopt a mammal emblem, with the Tasmanian Devil formally proclaimed in May 2015;
(d) that other emblems adopted by other States and Territories are the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (South Australia), Numbat (Western Australia), Red Kangaroo (Northern Territory), Koala (Queensland), Platypus (New South Wales) and the Leadbeater’s Possum (Victoria); and
(e) that there has been an increase in local interest of the fact that the ACT does not have a mammal emblem;
(2) further notes that the ACT Government does not place legislative requirements around the use of the existing faunal and floral emblems, meaning they can be used by anyone on publications, uniforms or websites; and