Page 5246 - Week 14 - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

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easily. They are there to ensure that innovative ideas for events can get over the line and are run in a way that is safe so that people can enjoy themselves and even party in the streets.

MS ORR: Can the minister advise how Access Canberra was able to extend the liquor licence so that Canberrans could celebrate by dancing in the streets?

MR RAMSAY: I thank Ms Orr for the supplementary question. Access Canberra are here to make it easier and simpler, and they are there to help. They worked with the event organisers and with Hopscotch, as the licensee, to extend the liquor licence onto the street in a safe and responsible way. Because Australia showed, through the survey results, that it wanted a change to the legislation around marriage to allow marriage equality and decrease the level of legislated discrimination in this country, we worked with the licensee to ensure that all reasonable controls and safety measures were put in place to allow those who were wanting to be dancin’ and singin’ and movin’ to the groovin’ to do so out into the street.

The team worked with the licensee to ensure that drinks served were not in glass bottles or containers so that there would not be a risk of glass being dropped and broken, meaning that those who cannot control their feet remained safe and that the street could be returned to its regular function after the party quickly and easily.

The event and business coordination team make it simpler to put on events of all sizes. I encourage all those who are looking to put on an event in a public space to reach out to the friendly staff at Access Canberra; otherwise, if there are any issues with your event going ahead, can I please say: don’t blame it on the boogie.

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: I commend you for finishing that question amid the somewhat distracting noise.

Environment—green waste bin service

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. On 17 November around 1,000 Tuggeranong residents who signed up for the green bin service received an email update titled, “Green waste bins are coming to Tuggeranong”. The email publicly listed all recipient email addresses, a blatant privacy breach. Minister, how did this happen? Will there be an investigation into this breach?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Ms Lawder for the question and I note that there was an inadvertent breach. That was immediately detected by the directorate. It did breach residents’ privacy as email addresses were inadvertently placed in the incorrect field. All affected residents have been notified of this breach, received a written apology and have been provided with further information should they wish to progress this breach further.

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