Dr MEHREEN FARUQI ( 10:02 :24 ): I move:
(1) That this House notes that:
(a) on 21 January 2018, hundreds of people gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park to join the Women’s March, marking the anniversary of last year’s historic march;
(b) the Women’s March in Sydney is part of a broader movement across Australia and the world, demanding respect and equal rights for women and all people, against the normalisation of far right bigotry and sexism; and
(c) the #metoo movement was a prominent theme in the Women’s March and highlights the critical need to address sexual assault and harassment, which is one of the most urgent problems facing women.
(2) That this House commends the organisers of , and participants in , the 2018 Women’s March in Sydney.
(3) That this House declares its continued commitment to progress women’s rights, both legally and socially.
(4) That this House stands in solidarity with all victims of sexual abuse and will commit to enhancing preventative measures in the fight against sexual violence.
Motion agreed to.