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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3702 ..

was putting forward were precisely to protect the personal check-in information of individuals. What the opposition was seeking to do was to limit the use of business information and take the bill in a completely different direction. The amendments actually failed to do what the opposition thought they were going to do. That is why they were not supported. Our bill was entirely about ensuring that we protected the personal information of individuals who were checking in. That is what it was about and that is what it did.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary.

MR PARTON: Minister, will you ensure that this massive data breach will also be investigated as a potential health records privacy breach?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I have not had an opportunity to catch up with Minister Steel about this matter, but I am very happy to have a conversation with him about how this review is going to work. I have confidence that the review will consider all matters in relation to the privacy of this information and whether or not there was, in fact, a data breach associated with this.

MRS JONES: A supplementary.


MRS JONES: Minister, why have you not had a conversation yet with the minister involved, given that it broke this morning and that this is 30,000 people’s private health information about conditions they have been paid out for, some of whom have contacted me because they know that they are listed on that site?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: Minister Steel and I are both busy people. I have had multiple meetings this morning and multiple pieces of work to do. I am obviously familiar with the procurement that was undertaken in 2018. As Minister Steel has indicated, that data would have been taken down immediately after that procurement. It would have been provided in a way, I understand, that would have protected that information at the time. I am very happy to have a conversation with Minister Steel when both of us are available to do that.

Domestic and family violence—16 days of activism

DR PATERSON: My question is to in the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence: how are you and the ACT community marking the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence this year?

MS BERRY: I thank Dr Paterson for her interest in and support of eliminating domestic and family violence in the ACT and more broadly across the country. I want to acknowledge that the United Nations theme for this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now.

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