Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Hapori Iwi Takatāpui / Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel held in the Ground Floor Council Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 3 September 2018 at 5:45pm.

 

present

 

Co-Chair

John Kingi

 

Members

Moira Clunie

 

 

Mark Fisher

 

 

Audrey Hutcheson

 

 

Bruce Kilmister

 

 

Lexie Matheson

 

 

Diana Rands

 

 

Julie Watson

 

 

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Cr Richard Hills

From 5.55pm, item 4

Chief Liaison Councillor

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

From 5.55pm, item 4

Until 7.20pm, item 5

 

ABSENT

 

Co-Chair

Julie Radford-Poupard

 

 

 

Dave Hati

 

 

 

Aram Wu

 

 

 

 

 


Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

03 September 2018

 

 

1          Apologies

  

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)         accepted the apology from Dave Hati, Julie Radford-Poupard and Aram Wu, and from Cr C Casey and Cr R Hills for lateness on council business.

 

 

Note:   the Co-Chair welcomed the panel and members of the public to the meeting and asked people to introduce themselves.

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)         confirmed the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 12 March 2018, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

 

 

 

4

Launch of '3 Questions' report

 

The Co-Chair and panel members gave a PowerPoint presentation on the 3 Questions report. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr Cathy Casey and Cr Richard Hills joined the meeting at 5.55 pm.

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      received the attached report.

 

Attachments

a     3 September 2018 - Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel - Item 4 - 3 Questions presentation

 

 

 

Note:   questions were taken from members of the public on topics in the report and presentation, including the Auckland Pride Centre, and suggested priorities for the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel next year.

 

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 6.37pm for dinner and reconvened at 7.03pm.

 

Note:   Consideration of Item 4 was continued at this point.

 

 

 

4

Launch of '3 Questions' report (continued)

 

·         Meeting participants broke into groups to provide the panel with feedback on the 3 Questions report and items of importance for the Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel to consider in future.

·         Issues discussed included:

o   safe and queer-friendly health provision and housing

o   equal employment opportunities for Rainbow communities

o   funding for Rainbow-friendly activities and groups

o   public art, buildings and spaces which promote Rainbow communities or are Rainbow-friendly

o   safety on public transport for Rainbow communities

o   holding Rainbow events

o   accountability with elected members

o   links between the Panel and council staff; and links between the Panel and hard-to-reach members of Rainbow communities such as Māori and Pacific people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6          Additional Item

 

6

Joint panel meeting with Community Development and Safety Committee

 

The panel agreed to receive a verbal report and documents from Chief Liaison Councillor Cathy Casey on a proposed joint Community Development and Safety and Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel meeting.

 

·         The Governing Body recently passed motion GB/2018/115 c): That the Governing Body further amend the Governing Body Terms of Reference to add to the Community development and Safety Committeee responsibilities: “to work with the six demographic advisory panels to give visibility to the issues important to their communities and help effect change”.

·         Cr Casey asked the panel to consider co-chairing a 2019 meeting of the Community Development and Safety Committee in 2019. All demographic advisory panels are being given this opportunity.

·         Cr Casey asked the panel to consider which date they would prefer in the tabled list of meeting dates, and liaise with her office to arrange the meeting.

 

 

 

Attachments

a     Item 6.1 - Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel - Consideration of Extraordinary Business - joint panel meeting with CDS Committee - 20180903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Joint government agency Rainbow conference

 

Theresa Peters – Department of Corrections, gave an overview of the conference. An advertisement was provided in support of the item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel:

a)      noted the presentation on the Joint government agency Rainbow conference and thanked the presenter for attending.

 

 

Attachments

a     Item 5 - Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel - Government and partners Rainbow conference - 20180903

 

 

 

 

8.25 pm                                              The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................