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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 12 Hansard (24 October) . . Page.. 3872..


advised that this approach was deemed more efficient and cost-effective than individual MLAs each contracting staff for the purpose. The staff member was required to comply with the normal standards of conduct expected of staff of MLAs during the short period of the contract.

(2) The Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition approached me to ask whether the staff member could use a desk in the Speaker's office. Suitable space was not available in the office of Leader of the Opposition, nor in the offices of other MLAs partly due to the changes that were occurring at that time with the departure of Mr Seselja from the Assembly. I am advised that oral advice was sought and received from Corporate Services as to whether the staff member could be stationed at any available desk, particularly as access to the Assembly's IT network was not required. A spare desk was available in the Speaker's office.

(3) See answer to (1).

(4) See answer to (1).

(5) See answer to (1).

(6) See answer to (1).

(7) I am advised that, due to the short term of the contract, the staff member operated under a visitor pass only. Therefore electronic access to the building and to individual offices was not available to the staff member without escort by the holder of an electronic pass.

(8) See answer to (1).

ACTION bus service—patronage (Question No 147)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 18 September 2013:

What is the average number of passengers who travel each direction, broken down by (a) morning peak, (b) off-peak and (c) afternoon peak, on the ACTION routes of (i) 4, (ii) 5, (iii) 51, (iv) 60, (v) 61, (vi) 62, (vii) 111, (viii) 160, (xi) 161, (x) 162, (xi) 710, (xii) 732, (xiii) 757 and (xiv) 786.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) This information is produced from the MyWay ticketing system and includes data loaded from the MyWay consoles on buses up to and including 31 August 2013. It may be subject to slight variation once all travel data for the reporting period is consolidated into the system, e.g. from vehicles being repaired off site.

The daily average number of passenger boardings will vary by month and is impacted by a number of factors including school holidays, number of weekdays in a month and external factors which influence demand for services.

The table below represents the daily average weekday boardings for the month of August 2013.


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