Media release - Public hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic response - Thursday 9 July 2020


MEDIA RELEASE

Public hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic response

The Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic response will continue its public hearings into the ACT Government’s health and financial response and any other matter relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday 9 July 2020 the Committee will hear from the following witnesses:

No

Time

Witness(es)

1

11:00am - 11:20am

Women's Legal Centre

  • Ms Claudia Maclean, Principal Solicitor
  • Ms Bethany Hender, Head of Employment and Discrimination Practice

2

11:20am - 11:40am

YWCA Canberra

  • Ms Cara Jacobs, Executive Director of Community Services

3

11:40am - 12 noon

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

  • Ms Penny Pestano, Service Director

4

12 noon - 12:20pm

Women's Centre for Health Matters

  • Ms Marcia Williams, CEO

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm - BREAK

5

12:40pm - 1:00pm

Perinatal Wellbeing Centre

  • Dr Yvonne Luxford, CEO

6

1:00pm - 1:20pm

Women with Disabilities ACT

  • Mx Moore, CEO

7

1:20pm - 1:40pm

Beryl Women Inc.

  • Ms Robyn Martin, CEO

The Committee will hold weekly public hearings, alternating between ACT Government officials and community groups, virtually via videoconference and live streamed to the public. The hearings can be viewed from the Assembly on Demand website.

The Select Committee was established by the Legislative Assembly on 2 April to provide oversight to the ACT Government’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The resolution establishing the Committee is available on the Committee’s website.

For further information please contact the Committee Secretary on (02) 6205 1253 or by email at: LACommitteeCOVID19@parliament.act.gov.au.

Wednesday 8 July 2020

STATEMENT ENDS