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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1811 ..


Freedom of Information Act, pursuant to section 39—Copy of notice provided to the Ombudsman—Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate—Freedom of Information request—Decision not made in time, dated 4 May 2018.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS FITZHARRIS: Today I am tabling a notice provided to the Ombudsman by the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate as required under the 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, that time being 20 working days.

An application under the FOI Act was received in the directorate on 3 April 2018 for access to documents. An administrative delay in the processing of the decision led to the delay in responding to the applicant. The need for an extension was not identified at the time of processing the application. TCCS, like all government agencies, is committed to the principles of the FOI Act, and in particular to ensuring the rights of individuals to access all government information that falls within the act.

Papers

Mr Gentleman presented the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Statement of leases granted for the period 1 January to 31 March 2018, dated May 2018.

Mr Ramsay presented the following paper:

Courts Construction Project—Update to the Legislative Assembly on the progress, dated May 2018.

Executive members' business—precedence

Ordered that executive members' business be called on.

Drugs—pill testing

Debate resumed.

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (3.35): I rise to speak, both as the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and as the member for Brindabella, to support the efforts that are being made to keep Canberrans safe. I thank Mr Rattenbury for bringing this motion forward today. Of course, drugs cause harm in our community. It is important that we strive to minimise their impact. It is also


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