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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 10 Hansard (18 September) . . Page.. 3653 ..


down this path. The evaluation showed that those licence holders continue to maintain their incomes from leasing those licences and have benefited from regulatory settings over time.

The government's reforms to on-demand transport have delivered more services and higher satisfaction for ACT consumers, which has been the focus of these reforms. Yes, there are matters that need further work. This would be the case with any regulatory settings over time. The government will continue to act in the best interests of consumers to deliver affordable, safe, accessible and integrated transport options.

For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Evaluation of the 2015 Innovation Reforms to the On-Demand Transport Industry in the ACT—

Ministerial statement, 18 September 2018.

Summary report, dated September 2018.

Results of community engagement, dated June 2018.

ACT on-demand transport reforms—Briefings prepared for the ACT Government by the Centre for International Economics—

The Impacts, dated 15 November 2017.

Impacts on taxi stakeholders—Issues to consider, dated 15 November 2017.

Reform of on-demand transport industry in the ACT—Further consultation on taxi licences and fares—Discussion paper, dated September 2018.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the ministerial statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Harrison School—asbestos

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women) (11.02), by leave: As members will be aware, non-friable asbestos-containing material has been identified at Harrison public school and Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School in Harrison. I would like to take this opportunity to provide an update about this matter to members and the community, particularly in relation to Harrison School.

Harrison School occupies a site of around nine hectares and features extensive garden beds. The garden beds are filled with a mixture of gravel and recycled building material. On Monday, 27 August 2018 a parent emailed the school about whether the recycling building material located within the garden beds had been tested for substances such as asbestos. The Education Directorate was proactive and ordered this testing the same day, despite considering this to be an entirely precautionary measure


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