Page 1491 - Week 05 - Wednesday, 1 June 2022

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Mr Cain: The misleading name, Minister.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Cain, stop.

MS CHEYNE: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Ask a silly question; there you go.

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, on a point of order. She has to be direct. I note that in her previous answer she complained that Mr Cain had called her the minister for regulation instead of the minister for better regulation. She seems to care about labels. She thinks that they are important when they come to her. Why are they not important when they come to Access Canberra? I think it is a reasonable question.

MADAM SPEAKER: There is no point of order, Mr Hanson.

MS CHEYNE: It is an important opportunity to talk about exactly what is happening at the Dickson service centre. Yes, it is a service centre; yes, it remains a service centre. When conditions allow, we are looking forward to the Dickson service centre coming back online and being returned to normal operations.

This is an important trial. It is one in which we are proud to have been partnering with COTA. It is one that older Canberrans have called for and we are looking forward to seeing the results of that trial. While Access Canberra does remain affected by the COVID-19 conditions that are affecting all workforces across the community, this is an appropriate opportunity to trial something different, to do something that is a bit innovative, and to see if it might be something that we could expand right across all of our service centres. Dickson is a service centre. It is still undertaking—

Mr Cain interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Cain, I do not have to come back to you again.

MS CHEYNE: transactions. It is doing so at the moment in a booked appointment model. As soon as we can return to normal operations, we will consider that.

MR HANSON: Minister, will you advice what date the Dickson service centre will return to normal operations?

MS CHEYNE: I think I have thoroughly addressed this in my previous two answers.

Mr Cain interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Cain, that is enough of the cross-interjections.

Government—infrastructure investment

MS ORR: My question is to the Chief Minister.

Chief Minister, how does a change of federal government impact investment in ACT infrastructure? How will the ACT government work with the federal Labor government to get a better deal for Canberra?

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