Page 848 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 6 April 2022

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(g) determine and publish the exact number of teachers needed in the ACT;

(h) deliver the 400 new teachers promised; and

(i) accelerate the infrastructure program.”.

Question put:

That Mr Hanson’s amendment to Ms Berry’s proposed amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 12

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Milligan

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mr Parton

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Gentleman

Ms Vassarotti

Question resolved in the negative.

Ms Berry’s amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Transport—bus travel

MR PARTON (Brindabella) (3.37): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) rising fuel prices have placed considerable cost of living pressures on Canberrans, especially at a time when many are already suffering;

(b) access to effective public transport is essential for our community;

(c) increased usage of public transport has benefits for the environment;

(d) Tasmania has made bus travel free until the end of April to help with rising fuel prices and to ease congestion; and

(e) a Transport Canberra official noted that free bus travel is worth considering on radio on Thursday, 24 March 2022;

(2) further notes:

(a) the interim bus timetable was implemented following the start of the lockdown in August in response to decreased demand and driver availability;

(b) post lockdown patronage numbers are increasing on public transport in Canberra; and

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