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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2677 ..

Ongoing enhancements of ATLAS continue. Comprehensive reviews of work practices, policies and procedures are being undertaken to enable up to date and more appropriate understandings and parameters in Assets Management to be made and published. A number of fora have also been established to allow expert interactions and information flows.

Lump sum payouts

(Question No 711)

Mr Cornwell asked the Attorney General, upon notice, on 17 June 2003:

Further to your reply to Question on Notice no. 151 of 7 May 2002 that the ACT is considering a scheme whereby long term care costs would be substituted by long-term care and that you "would report back to the Assembly in due course on the proposal". Can you now advise further developments.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Treasury and Health officers are reviewing current and alternative arrangements for the long term care of people who are catastrophically injured.

This project is being co-ordinated by a sub-committee of the Heads of Treasuries' Insurance Issues Working Group, known as the Long Term Care Taskforce.

The Taskforce will report to the Heads of Treasury Insurance Issues Working Group on 18 July 2003 who will report on progress to Treasurers at the next insurance summit meeting on 6 August 2003.

Canberra Connect-online applications

(Question No 714)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

(1) Are you aware that on the Canberra Connect site by providing name, address, birthday and signature it is possible to obtain an ID in someone else's name;

(2) What can be done to prevent such a breach of privacy and will the Government consider requiring photographic identification to be added to the other particulars required for an ID.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) No.

The Registrar Generals Office web site enables a citizen to apply online for a birth, death or marriage certificate. This service can be accessed through Canberra Connect.

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