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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 3 Hansard (10 April) . . Page.. 969..


MR RATTENBURY: These designs have successfully been used in other locations such as Manly in New South Wales and Port Phillip in Victoria, and they have also been installed at ANU, the botanical gardens and GIO Stadium.

In terms of their useability for pets, dog bowls are not included in the first package of 10 to be installed. I think the community feedback we get through the survey process will determine whether there is a demand for dog bowls and pet capability on them.

MADAM SPEAKER: Before I call Mr Doszpot, can we all just take a breath. I am actually starting to feel sympathy with a previous Speaker who made a comment about outbursts of humour. It is becoming a bit wearing.

ACT public service—IT security

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Treasurer. Minister, as of today Microsoft has released its final security update for Windows XP. This operating system will no longer be supported and has the potential for serious security breaches to those still running the system. Which ACT government directorates are still running Windows XP?

MR BARR: I do not believe many. I understand that upgrades have occurred across nearly all areas of ACT government. I will seek some absolute clarification on that, because there may be some legacy systems in some directorates. But, across the board, I do not believe this is an issue. Certainly, we have been aware, obviously, of the withdrawal of support for XP. It probably first came on the scene more than a decade ago, so it is not surprising that Microsoft would withdraw support after this period of time.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Thank you, minister. We look forward to getting your further information on that. Could you also take it on notice to look at what updates will take place on those areas that are still using—

Dr Bourke: On a point of order, he is doing a preamble, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: Sorry?

Dr Bourke: There is a preamble going on here.

MADAM SPEAKER: The preamble has come and gone, Dr Bourke, and the preamble was a thanks to the minister for answering the question. So could you ask the question again, Mr Doszpot, because I am now distracted about what the question was.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, thank you for giving those updates that you have promised, and can you also take on notice when exactly updates will take place on the areas still using XP and to what systems?


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