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Many of the technologies I have just named offer the user the ability to identify and correct mistakes made before a transaction is complete, such as the order confirmation screen in a virtual shopping cart that asks the customer to confirm the details they have entered before submitting his or her order. For automated message systems that do not give users the opportunity to correct input errors, this bill introduces important consumer protections to allow individuals to withdraw part of the erroneous communication as long as they notify the other party of the error first.

This bill, in conclusion, will update and refine the territory’s law on electronic commerce to keep pace with developments in this rapidly evolving area of the digital economy and will facilitate the growth of electronic commerce in the ACT. I thank members for their support and 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.


Motion by Mr Corbell proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

St Monica’s primary school fete

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (4.44): On Saturday morning, amongst all the other things that I had to do—like get preselected—I had an opportunity to visit my favourite fete in the Belconnen district. I am sorry it is partisan, but I go back a long way with the St Monica’s fete. I met Carmel Maguire at St Francis Xavier yesterday afternoon and complimented her on another extraordinary fete.

The parents of St Monica’s primary school in Evatt have been legends for a very long time for the quality of their fetes. Although some of the old guard have passed on to other things and I no longer make the jams for the stall—in a somewhat superior way I did say that there were not as many jams as there used to be—it was a great fete, as usual. Testament needs to be paid to the people who assisted with the fete.

In addition to Carmel Maguire and the great team at St Monica’s, I want to pay tribute to the people and the organisations who sponsored the fete who show their community support and so should be thanked publicly: Calypso Cafe, Evatt Newsagency, National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Questacon, Grand Prix Karting, Zone 3 Laser Games, Cockington Green Gardens, Bunnings in Belconnen, Belconnen Premier Inn Canberra, Kingswim swimming school and Top Shot Photography.

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