Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 10 Hansard (18 October) . . Page.. 3112..
That Mr Smyth's motion be agreed to.
The Assembly voted—
Question so resolved in the negative.
Planning and Environment—Standing Committee
Debate resumed from 28 August 2007, on motion by Mr Gentleman:
That the report be noted.
MR SPEAKER: I call Dr Foskey.
DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (11.34): Mr Speaker, I brought on the debate on this very important report today in order to highlight the link between poverty alleviation and public transport during Anti-Poverty Week.
MR SPEAKER: Order! Dr Foskey, you have already spoken on the matter. I call Mr Gentleman.
Mr Gentleman: Thank you, Mr Speaker—
MR SPEAKER: No, you will be closing the debate.
Dr Foskey: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to speak again.
Leave not granted.
MR SPEAKER: I call Mr Pratt.
MR PRATT (Brindabella) (11.35): Thank you, Mr Speaker. While the report into ACTION buses and the sustainable transport plan is a welcome start in addressing the many, many issues facing public transport, the report glides over many issues and there are many glaring omissions. I just want to stress the point that this report is titled ACTION buses and the sustainable transport plan. I just want to go back and look at the report itself and note that it was on 7 December 2004 that the ACT Legislative Assembly agreed to establish general purpose standing committees, and it was resolved, for example: