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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 June 2021) . . Page.. 1846 ..


vulnerable road users, and people using our road and public transport networks. Every family that has ever had to deal with a crash, serious injury or death caused by a distracted driver has suffered a completely avoidable tragedy inflicted by someone else’s selfish behaviour.

I commend the work of the minister to address this issue, and I support this bill which will directly result in a safer road safety system. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee—Minister for Skills, Minister for Transport and City Services and Special Minister of State) (12.03), in reply: This bill is an important step towards the realisation of Vision Zero, a strategy outlined in the ACT Road Safety Strategy and the ACT road safety action plan. I have responded at length to the scrutiny committee on the issues it has raised, and the framework outlined in the bill there are important safeguards in relation to security and privacy. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.04 to 2.00 pm.

Questions without notice

Business—ChooseCBR scheme

MS LEE: My question is to the Minister for Business and Better Regulation. Minister, in your statement this morning regarding the problems in the ChooseCBR scheme, you said:

It may have been possible that a person may have registered with more than one email account if they had access to more than one mobile phone.

Minister, why did you not put in place something similar to the New South Wales requirement where people had to use, for example, a licence or a Medicare card to register?

MS CHEYNE: I thank Ms Lee for the question. As I noted in the ministerial statement, the risk was considered to be low, particularly in terms of the overall value of the scheme, which was $2 million. What we did put in place regarding verification was something that is common right across businesses—particularly retail stores, for example—but also in different government departments as well. Given the overall value of the scheme, this seemed to be a reasonable check for us to have in place, especially noting that in New South Wales it is integrated with the Service NSW app. That is how people are providing the details of their identification. We do not have a


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