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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 September 2011) . . Page.. 4036 ..


that work, because I think it is the obvious way forward in terms of proper protection and proper use of our data.

In am also a little disappointed that on page 6 the government say they have recently announced a new ACT public service ICT strategic plan but on page 7 say it is scheduled for completion before the end of the year. It would be great to see it before that.

I have to agree that data needs to be in a form that is accessible and useable. I would like to say that this is an area where the government can learn a lot from the rest of the world. As planning spokesperson, I have a particular interest and knowledge here. I recommend, as I have recommended a number of times, to the government that they look at planningalerts.org.au, which comes from the OpenAustralia Foundation. It provides for any address, I think, in Australia an alert as soon as there is a DA that comes out near your location and it is very well done. It would be great.

The government thinks it needs to do consultation about what data people would like, and I think it is great that it does, but I would like to let you know that there are some things clearly needed already: ACTION timetables and useable DA information.

I very much applaud also the office developing a digital record pathway, because that was one of the major issues that the public accounts committee had when we reviewed the ACT government’s record keeping.

So, in summary, thank you very much for this, minister, and I hope to see more positive action in the future.

Work Health and Safety Bill 2011

Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate resumed from 23 June 2011.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clauses 2 to 9, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (12.07): I move:

That the clauses be considered in the following order:

(1) clauses 116 to 151;

(2) clause 172; and

(3) the remainder of the Bill in sequential order.


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