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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (20 March) . .

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MS FITZHARRIS: Today I table a notice provided to the Ombudsman by the Canberra Institute of Technology, as required under the new Freedom of Information Act 2016, section 39(1)(c), when a decision on an application for access to information is not made within the time allowed in the act.

An application under the FOI Act was received by CIT on 3 January 2018 for access to a range of documents. Unfortunately, the FOI request was not processed on immediate receipt, as it was sent to an unattended mailbox. Consequently, a decision on the release of the requested information was not made in the time allowed under section 40 of the act or extended under section 41 or section 42 of the act.

CIT provided this notice to the Ombudsman on 28 February 2018. CIT has acknowledged this oversight and has taken actions to ensure that this will not happen again. CIT, like all government agencies, is committed to the principles of the FOI Act, and in particular to ensuring the right of individuals to access all government information that falls within the act. CIT has now processed the FOI application.

Papers

Mr Rattenbury presented the following papers:

Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act—

Road Transport (Road Rules) Regulation 2017—Subordinate Law SL2017-43—Revised explanatory statement.

Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 2017—Subordinate Law SL2017-45—Revised explanatory statement.

Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Animal Diseases Act—

Animal Diseases (Endemic Diseases) Declaration 2018—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-34 (LR, 1 March 2018).

Animal Diseases (Exotic Diseases) Declaration 2018—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-33 (LR, 1 March 2018).

Blood Donation (Transmittable Diseases) Act—Blood Donation (Transmittable Diseases) Plasma Donor Form 2018 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-28 (LR, 26 February 2018).

Board of Senior Secondary Studies Act—

Board of Senior Secondary Studies Appointment 2018 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-35 (LR, 8 March 2018).

Board of Senior Secondary Studies Appointment 2018 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-36 (LR, 8 March 2018).


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