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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 2250..


I want to quickly point out something about Nightrider, which Mr Corbell raised. I think I have the right to raise that. With Nightrider, the government did not start direct on-street marketing until week 7 of the service. And a point worth mentioning is that Deane's offered to fund direct marketing and advertising from the start of the service. They offered to do that out of their own pocket. And the government said no to that.

I want to mention just one other fact in relation to a point Mr Smyth raised. He was talking about the upgrades which we have mentioned and the upgrade flagged in the EIS, which—I want to point this out—is about building a parkway over the existing route. It is not about selective upgrades to a road which we have been saying should be investigated. So for him to be talking about environmental damage and issues of that sort is not accurate, and that needs to be pointed out.

I commend my motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That Ms Bresnan's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 4: Ms Bresnan Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Mr Rattenbury

Noes 13: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Coe Mr Corbell Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Ms Gallagher Mr Hanson Mr Hargreaves Ms Porter Mr Seselja Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the negative.

Sitting suspended from 12.32 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice

Alexander Maconochie Centre—staff

MR SESELJA: My question is to the Chief Minister. Why is Mr Doug Buchanan no longer the superintendent at the Alexander Maconochie Centre?

MS GALLAGHER: I will ask the Attorney-General to take that question.

Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, I understand there is an item on the notice paper relating to this issue.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves, that standing order has actually been removed from the standing orders.


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