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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 10 Hansard (18 September) . . Page.. 3506 ..


I welcome this news and I trust that the minister will back up that position by not just looking at how access can be improved but actually improving the access over time, once they have done this bit of investigation and reported back to the Assembly later this year. This motion recognises the serious concerns residents have, especially older people, people with mobility impairment, and parents and carers with prams and strollers, as a couple of examples.

I thank the minister for his letter in reply and for his amendment today. I am pleased that the "calls on" remain the same. I do not want this to be a way of ticking the box and getting rid of this issue by reporting back to the Assembly. What I expect, what Mr Parton and Mr Wall expect as members for Brindabella—I would not presume to speak on behalf of all members for Brindabella—and what the residents expect is to see some changes made. Do not just report back to the Assembly—do something about it. I look forward to that happening or else we will be speaking more about this issue in the future.

Thank you once again to all members for their general support for the motion. I look forward to an update from the minister. I thank everyone once again for their contributions today and I thank the residents of Wanniassa for bringing this matter to our attention and for continuing to raise their concerns. They feel like they have been in a perfect storm—they have lost bus stops, they have lost bus routes through the suburb, especially on Longmore Crescent, yet parking at Wanniassa shops can be difficult and traversing the path through the floodway can be difficult. They feel they are being attacked or not supported on all fronts.

We are forcing people to go to Wanniassa park and ride but we are not enabling easy access to it. I hope we can address this matter and have real improvements and support for the residents of Wanniassa, Kambah and other areas that use that park and ride on Athllon Drive.

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Health—fertility preservation facility

MS CHEYNE (Ginninderra) (10.33): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that many younger people can and will encounter cancer and other serious diseases in their lives, and that treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and prolonged anti-hormone treatment, can impact a patient's fertility or render a patient infertile;

(2) notes that there is a range of fertility preservation options available for patients depending on their relationship status and including, but not limited to:

(a) freezing eggs;

(b) freezing embryos;


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