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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2654 ..


45 seconds of my time, I appeal genuinely to the Canberra Liberals. I appreciate we have had a go at each other today. I appreciate the debate has been robust. I appreciate it has been ageist at times, and I look forward to reminding young Canberrans about that when they are reflecting on this place. I am appealing to the Canberra Liberals most sincerely. So much of what they have said today about poverty in Canberra is true. I am not asking for a no; I am asking you for a yes. I am asking you to write to Senator Seselja, speak with the Prime Minister and advocate for enough money to raise Canberrans who are living in poverty out of poverty.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 15

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Jones

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Ms Lee

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Milligan

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Parton

Mr Gentleman

Question resolved in the negative.

Original question resolved in the affirmative.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation (Check-in Information) Amendment Bill 2021

Debate resumed from 4 August 2021, on motion by Ms Stephen-Smith:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MS LEE (Kurrajong—Leader of the Opposition) (5.08): The purpose of the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Check-in Information) Amendment Bill is to ensure that the legislation reflects the expectations of Canberrans in relation to the safety and integrity of their personal information. This bill will ensure that highly personal information collected through the ACT government’s Check In CBR mobile app is exclusively reserved for contact tracing purposes and compliance activities.

Personal information collected by the app about its users must be provided directly to, and stored by, ACT Health and ACT Health alone. Personal information must only be stored for 28 days, and then must be permanently deleted, unless a particular user is subject to an investigation in relation to public health and contact tracing matters. After a year of the app’s operation, this bill is an attempt to remove the potential


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