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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (10 April) . .

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MS FITZHARRIS: I can give the highest levels of assurance to the community. Canberra Metro, as the builders and operators of light rail, the ACT government and, importantly, the national regulator will oversee not only the planning but also the delivery of light rail operations, which will also include, in the lead-up to operations, commencing light track testing.

Gaming—consumer privacy

MR PARTON: My question is to the Minister for Regulatory Services. Minister, in late March this year the Gambling and Racing Commission wrote to licensed clubs across Canberra requesting that they provide the personal information of every recipient of a gaming machine payout in excess of $1,500 made between October and December last year. Minister, why is the commission specifically trying to ascertain the identities of those receiving payments?

MR RAMSAY: I thank the member for his question. As the member would know, the GRC is independent of government and, when it undertakes regulatory investigations or action, it is not something that it would be seeking ministerial engagement on.

MR PARTON: Minister, how can you support such a breach of privacy, and can you guarantee that this data will not be more widely distributed, either knowingly or by accident?

MR RAMSAY: I have full confidence in the GRC's actions.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, is the commission seeking similar information from the casino and Tabcorp agencies?

MR RAMSAY: I will take that question on notice.

City Renewal Authority—grants

MS ORR: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, can you please update the Assembly on the outcome of the first round of city grants delivered under the City Renewal Authority?

MR BARR: I thank Ms Orr for the question. I am advised that the City Renewal Authority has awarded $173,614 in grants to 12 recipients for a wide variety of projects, from music festivals to public art and temporary installations. Over the next three months the city grants will help to activate and improve the city centre, with six events, three installations, a research project and an accessibility education campaign, as well as a new public art mural.

MS ORR: Chief Minister, how will the events deliver activity in the city that supports local businesses?


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