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In this context, data-matching refers to the large-scale comparison of records or files collected on file for different purposes. While it is not considered that the bill, as tabled, permitted data-matching, in light of the concerns raised by the scrutiny committee about the provision facilitating other uses of information, this amendment will put the issue beyond question. I would like to express the government’s appreciation to the committee for its advice in this matter.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.54): As the chair of the scrutiny of bills committee, I thank Mr Hargreaves for his graciousness and his thoroughness in dealing with this matter. It was a matter of comment in the scrutiny of bills committee meeting the other day, when we received Mr Hargreaves’s response, how well the department had dealt with this. I compliment him on it. We will be supporting these amendments.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (5.55): The Greens will be supporting these amendments which, as has already been stated, simply pick up on the recommendation from the scrutiny of bills committee.

Amendments agreed to.

Schedule 1, amendment No 1.19, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Campaign Advertising—Select Committee


MS BURCH (Brindabella) (5.56): Pursuant to order of the Assembly of 1 April 2009, I present the following report:

Campaign Advertising—Select Committee—Report—Inquiry into the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Bill 2008, including additional comments.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I am pleased to be able to speak to the report of the Select Committee on Campaign Advertising Inquiry into the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Bill 2008. The committee received a number of submissions and held public hearings where we heard from a range of stakeholders. I would like to thank all the witnesses that took the time to appear, as well as the organisations and individuals that made a submission. I would also like to thank other members of the committee—Mr Coe and Mr Rattenbury—for their participation and contribution, and last but certainly not least, the committee secretary, Sandra Lilburn, and Erin Anderson for their excellent assistance.

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