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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1442 ..


improve road safety by reducing the high prevalence of mobile device use while driving so serious crashes can be avoided.

We hope that we never collect a single dollar in fines because Canberrans change their behaviour. But the cameras will be out there on the roads to catch people if they do not do the right thing. Driver distraction is a serious safety risk and we are taking the action necessary to prevent it. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Parton) adjourned to the next sitting.

Legislative Assembly—conduct

MS BURCH (Brindabella) (11.26): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) media reports that a current Member of the Assembly, Mr Milligan MLA, is alleged to have contacted constituents in the period after the October 2020 election seeking to promote his business; and

(b) that the Electoral Act provides penalties for the misuse of protected information, and that the Legislative Assembly’s code of conduct for members states at paragraph (8) that members should respect the dignity and privacy of individuals, and not disclose confidential information to which they have official access other than with consent or as required by law;

(2) calls on Mr Milligan:

(a) upon the passage of this motion, to make a statement to the Assembly detailing how many emails were sent promoting his business, where and how did he obtain the email addresses, personal names and addresses, and how many responses he did receive, when he sent the emails/letters and how he had access to contact details, specifically, if any information was obtained through his actions as an MLA;

(b) to confirm how many responses he received that were a request for quote or tender for business and how many business transactions were agreed to, or completed, as a result of his communication;

(c) to advise the Assembly how his constituent list was used after the October 2020 election, and how did this use differ from his use of this list during his time as an MLA;

(d) to table the advice he sought and received from the Ethics and Integrity Adviser, as mentioned in the ABC news article of 1 May 2021;

(e) to table any advice he has sought regarding possible breaches of the Privacy Act, including principle 75 of the Privacy Act that “an organisation must not use or disclose personal information it holds for the purpose of direct marketing unless an exception applies”; and

(f) to provide information to the Assembly regarding his current business operations and if he is still obtaining, or is in receipt of, a benefit because of his correspondence; and


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