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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 4 Hansard (7 May) . . Page.. 1220..

If people in government, towards the very top of government agencies, are saying this—presumably they are privileged to more information than we are—I think that is of real concern. We believe that at this stage in our history, in our development, we are better placed to properly pursue buses as the primary mode of public transport. We believe they provide the most versatile service and a very comparable service by almost any indicator. By way of cost they are considerably cheaper; considerably cheaper. It is for that reason we think that we should be pursuing buses at this time, but we should also maintain the corridors so that at future points in our development we can move to another mode if need be. I urge members to support the motion.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Noes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

ACT men's sheds

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (4.49): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the recently successful inaugural Men's Shed ACT Forum held in the ACT Legislative Assembly on 29 April 2014;

(b) the pivotal role that ACT Men's Sheds provide to their respective local communities through provision of access to local networks, health awareness and recreation;

(c) the improvements towards social cohesion delivered by the members of ACT Men's Sheds;

(d) the importance of the many vital volunteers and donors that continue to build the community based organisations at a grass roots level; and

(e) the continuing support from the ACT Government in supporting current and new Men's Sheds including the investment into the new Tuggeranong Men's Shed, as part of the Tuggeranong Multi-use Indoor Community Facility; and

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