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Sunday services, she largely ignored the significant concerns I raised about the lack of public holiday services. I look forward to hearing back from the minister on what the government is doing to make future improvements around public holiday services.

I also note that the minister's amendment talks about phase 2 of the government's public consultation on the new network. This phase 2 consultation was initially announced to be in early 2018. However, we are still yet to see it commence, and it is not clear when that is going to begin. I know we have had a lot of feedback from residents wondering when that is going to take place.

I thank Ms Lawder for her amendment. To clarify the point the minister raised, we are certainly not after private company data around Uber but an understanding through consultation and other data the government has of how people are using it in terms of the first mile and last mile as part of the public transport options that are available.

We talk a lot about the environmental benefits of public transport and providing access for those who do not otherwise have access to private options. Ms Le Couteur talked about that a lot today as well. But we also often ignore the many economic benefits of public transport, whether we are talking about small businesses or the productivity benefits that come from reduced congestion, and that is really important to acknowledge as well. I thank all members for their contributions today and urge them to support the motion.

Ms Lawder's amendment to Ms Fitzharris's proposed amendment agreed to.

Ms Fitzharris's amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Animals—dangerous dogs

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (3.53): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) in 2016 the number of people presenting to ACT public hospital emergency wards as a result of dog attack was 155 meaning that, in effect, a serious dog attack occurred every two days;

(b) the former Member of the Legislative Assembly, the late Mr Steve Doszpot MLA, organised a concerted campaign in 2017 to make the Government act on serious deficiencies in ACT laws and administration relating to the management of dangerous dogs;

(c) on 25 October 2017 a Watson woman, Ms Tania Klemke, was killed in her house by a dog that on at least two previous occasions in 2017 had previously come to the serious attention of police and Domestic Animal Services (DAS);

(d) in October 2017 Minister Fitzharris announced that staffing of the DAS would double;


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