The Greens’ Meredith Hunter is letting rip at the ACT Government for the votes it’s making with investment money:
An answer to a question on notice asked by Greens Leader, Meredith Hunter, has revealed that the Territory voted against a resolution put to Exxon Mobil to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
“Despite assurances in the Treasury annual report that they are active owners and monitor the way the Territory votes in shareholder resolutions and the Minister’s repeated public campaign to stop discrimination based on sexual orientation, the Territory, under Treasurer Andrew Barr, voted against a resolution to stop this discrimination,” Ms Hunter said.
“This year a resolution was put to the Exxon Mobil annual general meeting to amend its written equal employment opportunity policy to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; the Territory’s fund manager voted against that resolution.
“The Greens have repeatedly asked about how the Territory has voted on our behalf and it is very disappointing that the Government are still failing to vote consistent with the legislated requirements of the Human Rights Act.