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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 2318..


MR WOOD (continuing):

Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission-Report No 11 of 2004-Final report-Determination of taxi fares for period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2007, dated May 2004.

I seek leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, I have presented the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission's report Determination of taxi fares for the period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2007, pursuant to the ICRC Act 1997. The commission was asked to provide a price direction with a maximum amount for taxi fares. The terms of reference for the investigation are set out in the appendix of the report.

The report includes the commission's pricing direction for taxi fares-that is, that maximum taxi fares are to be increased by 3.16 per cent from July 2004. In the current determination, the commission has used a revised approach and implemented a taxi cost composite index, TCCI. The commission believes the TCCI is easy to understand, significantly streamlines the fare revision process, and provides better incentives for cost control than the weighted cost index previously used.

The government thanks the commission for its report, which I have tabled.

Heritage Bill 2004

Corrigendum

Mr Wood presented the following paper:

Heritage Bill 2004-Revised explanatory statement.

Paper

Mr Corbell presented the following papers, which were circulated when the Assembly was not sitting:

Calvary Public Hospital-Information Bulletins-Patient Activity Data-External Distribution-

April 2004.

May 2004.

The Canberra Hospital-Information Bulletins-Patient Activity Data-

April 2004.

May 2004.

Territory plan-variation No 223

Papers and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning): For the information of members, I present the following papers:


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