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public interest. The freedom of information requests are made through the information officer, and it is their decision to make on what is provided through that request. The initial decision made on 12 January 2021 under the Freedom of Information Act 2016 with regards to Campbell to not release information relating to Lendlease scores and prices was based upon the consideration that public interest factors in accordance with section 17 of the act favoured non-disclosure, as release of information was considered prejudicial to Lendlease business affairs and the competitive commercial interests of the directorate; as I said, commercial-in-confidence. Applicants who are dissatisfied with the initial decision have the right to request a review by the ACT ombudsman, which was the case, who will confirm the decision, vary the decision or set aside the decision and make a substitute decision. In this case, the ombudsman varied the decision.

Calwell High School—remote learning

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, in response to Mr Cain’s question about WorkSafe and the prohibition order and advice to parents, the minister stated that parents had been advised of the prohibition order. However, the letter for which I have been provided a copy to parents makes no mention of the WorkSafe order, and in order to make sure the minister has not misled the Assembly, could she either correct the record or provide evidence of parents being informed of that.

MADAM SPEAKER: I do not think that falls under matters arising. You have made a request of the minister. If you feel there has been a mislead, there are opportunities for you to deal with that.

Answers to questions on notice

Question No 506

MS CASTLEY: I refer to standing order 118A and seek an explanation from Minister Davidson as to why she has not answered question on notice number 506. It was due on 7 January.

MS DAVIDSON: Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I will find out and get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

Question No 625

MS CASTLEY: Again, on standing order 118A, Minister Stephen-Smith, question on notice 625. It was due on 13 March.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: My office did check this morning. It was my understanding that the only overdue questions that I had on notice related to questions from Mrs Jones, on which Ms Castley is not able to seek an update. Was this a question from Ms Castley?

MS CASTLEY: On behalf of Mrs Jones is the—

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