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Ms Gallagher: Madam Speaker, I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answers to questions without notice
Canberra Hospital—data centre
MS GALLAGHER: Yesterday I was asked a number of questions about the data centre outage on Monday. I said yesterday that I was waiting for a full brief on the incident, and I still am. But I can inform the Assembly that other areas of ACT government were affected in different ways. The major impact was on the Health Directorate but it impacted to some extent on ESA, ETD, DPP, ESDD and some intranet services. But, again, the major impact was at the Health Directorate. There was some impact at Calvary on particular programs but not all because they have their own server for some of their IT systems. The Commerce and Works Directorate is investigating the circumstances of the incident with a full review, including a post-incident review of the way the issue was responded to. That is all the information I have to date.
Proposed order to table
MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (3.59), by leave: I move:
That, in accordance with standing order 213A, Mr Barr table all modelling that has been conducted into the ACT Government’s tax reform.
Madam Speaker, during the estimates committee on 17 June this year there was an exchange between the chair, Mr Hanson, the minister Mr Barr, and me about modelling on tax reform. The chair asked:
THE CHAIR: You have done modelling, surely?
Mr Barr: Yes, there is a variety of modelling.
MR SMYTH: You have just said you know exactly what the effect of your reform package will be.
Mr Barr: That is correct.
This is information that is not in the public realm, and I think it is information that should be in the public realm. There is a lot of disquiet over the government's tax reforms. We have done the numbers and come to the conclusion that it means a tripling of rates. On the government's own admission, if rates continue at 10 per cent a year, as they do this year and into the outyears, rates will triple in just over 11 years. The Chief Minister was forced to put an ad together saying, “Rates won’t triple under my government.”
There is a way to put this debate to bed—that is, make the documents available. It is interesting that the story has shifted slightly from last year's estimates where we were