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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 28 October 2010) . . Page.. 5326 ..


permit holder or otherwise as required by territory law, by law in force in the territory. If a person made a freedom of information application for access to a RAMP it would be dealt with under the relevant freedom of information laws and through that process. I commend the amendment to the Assembly.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (4.26): The government will not be supporting this amendment. This amendment is unnecessary because the existing law already protects the information on each licensee’s risk assessment management plan preventing the commissioner from giving this information to anyone.

The Assembly should note that section 153 of the Crimes Act makes it a criminal offence for an officer to publish any document in their possession except, of course, to someone to whom he or she is authorised to publish, with a maximum penalty of $5,500 or two years imprisonment.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (4.27): I have just heard what the attorney said, but I must say that, having thought about this beforehand, certainly for the Greens our best understanding of the legislation is that there is a prospect of a small loophole here. I believe that it is warranted to support the amendment because it will put the issue beyond doubt. On that basis, we think that it seems like a sensible thing to do. I do not think that it is an issue that one should spend too much being concerned over.

Proposed new amendment 1.26A agreed to.

Amendments 1.27 to 1.29, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Amendment 1.29A.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (4.29): I move amendment No 4 circulated in my name which inserts a new amendment 1.29A [see schedule 2 at page 5352].

In moving this amendment, Madam Assistant Speaker, I will speak also to my amendments Nos 5 and 6, because they create a set. These amendments provide an alternative approach to that offered by the government in relation to the process to be followed when a staff member or crowd controller confiscates a false identification document from someone.

Under these amendments, confiscation of a false identification document becomes an incident and therefore must be recorded in the incident register. A receipt must be given to the person from whom the document was seized, but the receipt does not need to include the name or signature of the staff member or the crowd controller. It will, however, be required to show the name and address of the premises where the document was seized and the date and the time of the seizure.

Section 131 describes the information that must be recorded in the incident register, which includes dates, times and names. This will provide the necessary tracing trail between the information on the receipt and the information recorded in the incident


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