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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1730..


MR SPEAKER: That's good.

MR HARGREAVES: It is really difficult to do so when there is laughter. Mr Speaker, my supplementary is: could the minister please advise the Assembly what other strategies are in that plan.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, a very comprehensive range of strategies is in place. For example, we will move to achieve greater traffic signal coordination along our major roads so that the flow of traffic is more effective. We will continue improvements in infrastructure to provide for people with accessibility problems to access our buses and other public transport modes more effectively. Smartcard ticketing and SMS text messaging technology will be trialled to provide for more readily available information.

Mrs Dunne: You can get an SMS to tell you that it is 73 minutes until your next bus.

Mrs Cross: You have got to get a mobile phone to do that.

MR CORBELL: It is just amazing, Mr Speaker: this mob over here have been in opposition now for nearly three years but have they delivered any policy outcome when it comes to improving transport in Canberra? The answer is no. In addition, in the seven years they were in government, did they take any constructive steps to address the second most significant greenhouse gas contributor in our city, that is, greenhouse gas emissions contributed by the private motor vehicle? The answer is no. Seven years in government and not a thing for reducing private motor vehicle use. Then Mrs Dunne, the great misleader of the Assembly-

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mrs Dunne: A point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Resume your seat, Mrs Dunne. Withdraw that please, Mr Corbell.

MR CORBELL: I withdraw the comment, Mr Speaker. Mrs Dunne rants and raves and carries on. After seven years in government and 21/2 years in opposition, all she can complain about is not getting an invitation. That is the substance-

Mrs Dunne: No. That goes to the character of the minister.

MR CORBELL: It is interesting, Mr Speaker, that she was still there.

Mrs Dunne: It goes to the character of the minister who would not invite anyone to his launch.

MR CORBELL: But the other measures-

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Corbell, please resume your seat. Members of the opposition will come to order. Mr Corbell, come to the subject matter of the question please.


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