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against the other tenant. These amendments support the government’s commitment to protect people experiencing or at risk of domestic violence.
The bill makes additional amendments to a number of acts to improve the administration of government. These include amendments to the Human Rights Act 2004, the Human Rights Commission Act 2005 and the Terrorism (Extraordinary Temporary Powers) Act 2006 to reﬂect the changed portfolio arrangements for the territory’s Ninth Legislative Assembly.
The bill also amends the Juries Act 1967 to reinstate the ability for airline operating staff to be exempt from jury duty, a right which was formerly available under repealed commonwealth legislation.
The bill simpliﬁes government contracting by amending the Information Privacy Act 2014 to allow government contracts to contain privacy protections other than the territory privacy principles. This amendment reduces red tape for parties contracting with the government by requiring them to comply with the more familiar privacy protections which are applicable in their own jurisdiction. This will also allow the government to access new and more efficient information storage solutions, such as cloud technologies.
I notify members that I have written to the Leader of the Opposition and to the chair of the scrutiny committee to advise of my intention to move a government amendment at the detail stage of this debate. This amendment is purely technical in nature and relates only to the Information Privacy Act amendments in the bill. I will provide further information at the detail stage.
This bill is another demonstration that the government is listening to the community and delivering ways to continue to improve the way that people live. I commend the bill to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.
MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for Regulatory Services, Minister for the Arts and Community Events and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (4.41): I seek leave to move an amendment to this bill that was not circulated in accordance with standing order 178A, and pursuant to standing order 182A(b), I seek leave to move an amendment to the bill that is minor and technical in nature.
MR RAMSAY: I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 431] and I table a supplementary explanatory statement.