CITY OF PERTH —
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721. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Leader of the House representing the
Minister for Local Government:
refer to the City of Perth council, which was suspended in March 2018 and is
now run by three state government–appointed commissioners. The
commissioners are pressing ahead with a trial of 30 facial recognition cameras
across East Perth, which are equipped with software that uses deep-learning
artificial intelligence to recognise faces, count passing people and vehicles,
and track movement.
(1) Has there
been any community consultation about this trial?
(2) If no to (1),
who has the City of Perth consulted with?
(3) How many
complaints has the City of Perth or the state government received regarding
(4) Does the
state government concede there is no empirical evidence that supports the
assertion that blanket surveillance is effective in preventing serious crime
and terrorism, either domestically or internationally?
(5) Will any type
of warrant be required when seeking facial recognition technology?
(6) How will the
data be stored?
(7) Who will have
access to the data?
The PRESIDENT: The member might want to think about standing
order 105 in relation to being concise.
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
is also the case that these matters are outside the minister's
jurisdiction and should be asked of the City of Perth directly.
The PRESIDENT: I give the
call to Hon Simon O'Brien—or perhaps not!