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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . .

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I will conclude my remarks there. Since I am quite open to this, I look forward to the discussion. I will leave my remarks there for today.

Debate (on motion by Mr Gentleman) adjourned to the next sitting.

Legislative Assembly (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2016—Select Committee


Motion (by Mr Rattenbury, by leave) agreed to:


(1) a select committee on the Legislative Assembly (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2016 be established to inquire and report on the Bill and any other related matter;

(2) the Committee be comprised of Mr Barr (Treasurer), Mr Rattenbury and Mr Smyth;

(3) Mr Rattenbury will chair the Committee;

(4) the Committee report to the Assembly by 2 August 2016; and

(5) if the Assembly is not sitting when the Committee has completed its inquiry, it may send the report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publishing and circulation.

Sitting suspended from 12.25 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice


MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Transport and Municipal Services and concerns yesterday's budget. Minister, on Monday, 6 June you confirmed that Weston Creek will receive a direct ACTION service to the city. The service is known as the Weston line. The announcement follows a similar announcement made in March by the Canberra Liberals. Minister, can you confirm that the ACT budget only funds the Weston line for a one-year trial?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank the Leader of the Opposition for the question. Indeed, this has been a very well-received and funded initiative in this year's budget. It is indeed for a one-year trial but I certainly expect it to be a very popular service that we should be able to continue in the future.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, why did you neglect to mention it was a trial in your media statements?

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