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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 2 Hansard (23 February) . . Page.. 754..


MS HUNTER: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Minister, are you aware of the support from youth organisations in the ACT who would like to see nightrider services in for an extended period of time, not just the summer period?

MS GALLAGHER: I do not recall any correspondence from youth organisations around nightrider specifically, but it does not surprise me. Again, it is a low cost way of moving within the town centres at night to get you safely home from Civic. I know young members of my family used the nightrider service over Christmas time and found it really great. So that does not surprise me. Again, it really is a matter of what are the priorities for ACTION. It certainly is entrenched in a role around Christmas time, but there are other budget pressures facing ACTION and it really is a matter of prioritising that need.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, can you detail the difference between the advertising campaigns that the government did for Nightrider in 2010-11 and in 2011-12, including in terms of the advertising budget?

MS GALLAGHER: I will have to take that on notice, in terms of the advertising budget. Again, as the service evolves, we are better at how we place the advertising and target the advertising. I am sure the advertising and the lead-up that we did to that had a role, indeed, in making it clear where Nightrider was leaving from in Civic. I am sure that played a role as well. But in terms of the specifics, I have got a figure in my head but I do not want to give it to you in case it is wrong. So I will just take that on notice and come back to you.

Belconnen dog park

MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, my question is to the minister for urban services and relates to the Belconnen dog park in Diddams Close.

Mr Hargreaves: Point of order, Mr Speaker. There is no minister for urban services.

MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, would you like to rephrase the question, thank you.

MRS DUNNE: Sorry, a slip of the tongue. My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and relates to the Belconnen dog park in Diddams Close, which I, along with quite a lot of other members of the community, use on a regular basis. Minister, I have received representation from a number of constituents specifically about the lack of separate small and large dog areas at the Belconnen dog park. The Tuggeranong dog park has such separate large and small dog areas. Minister, why does the Belconnen dog park lack separate large and small dog areas?


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