Page 2843 - Week 09 - Tuesday, 11 October 2022

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fields to be provided and to match. That is the significant thing here. If only one of those has been exposed during the breach, then that cannot be used without the other field. If only one has been exposed, that is why there is much less of a concern there, because both need to be provided through the Document Verification Service, and both need to match. This is the same as in New South Wales and in most other jurisdictions. Victoria and Queensland are not yet at this stage with the Document Verification Service but are joining it at this level next year, and that is why they have taken a different approach.

I refer to my previous answer. We are supporting Canberrans throughout this concerning incident, and we will continue to do so.

MR CAIN: Minister, did you adopt a lower standard of data security than other jurisdictions because Access Canberra does not have adequate resourcing?

MS CHEYNE: Madam Speaker, that question is just absurd. I would refer the member to my previous answers. We do not have a lower standard of security by any means. In fact, ours is consistent among the majority of jurisdictions as a very high standard of security.

I can assure Canberrans that we take data and security incredibly seriously. Mr Cain’s continued misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the situation is dangerous—to borrow from his own leader. If he purports to be genuinely concerned, then I suggest that he actually reads the FAQs.


MR PARTON: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. Minister, you recently announced that you are removing 665 parking spaces in Civic and that you will “force people to change their commuting habits.” Minister, what message do you have for Canberrans who are not able to find a park and who are not able to change their commuting habits?

MR STEEL: I thank the member for his question. In fact, what I said was that people who are parking in the parks that have been closed as a result of the establishment of construction compounds across four different parks in the CBD may need to change their habits about where they park.

Part of the large car park that is next to us on Constitution Avenue has been closed, but there are still some car parks there that are available for the public to use. There are over 14,000 car parks altogether that are available for public parking in the CBD. So there is a range of other car parks that people can choose from, and some people may need to change where they park while we are in this construction period.

This is the first stage of potential disruption to the community as we see work get underway on bringing light rail to Woden, starting with the raising of London Circuit. We are getting on with what we promised to do, and we have been upfront from the very beginning that that would bring some construction disruption with it as we build these important major infrastructure projects for the future and, indeed, as other private projects and the NCA’s bridge-strengthening projects get underway.

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