722. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:
I refer to the government’s proposal to appoint a privacy commissioner and to introduce legislation to better protect privacy.
(1) Has any funding been allocated to this project?
(2) If yes to (1), how much funding has been allocated?
(3) If no to (1), why not?
(4) When is it anticipated that this legislation will be introduced?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1)–(4) The privacy and responsible information sharing project under the McGowan government’s public sector reform program has been one of the many reform projects prioritised and delivered through existing resources by the McGowan government. I refer the member to the Premier’s announcement on 26 March 2020 that a number of initiatives such as those under the McGowan government’s public sector reform program were put on hold to allow the government to focus on the COVID-19 response. As such, the project has been delayed but continues to be a priority.