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scheme have seen premiums come down, which is part of the cost of owning a motor vehicle here in the ACT. That was, of course, in addition to earlier reforms to introduce competition into the then CTP market. So we have seen premiums come down over time.
The opposition did not necessarily support those reforms, which were part of the work we were doing to improve the cost of living for those who own a motor vehicle in the ACT. Under the Liberals there would have been higher premiums. Under our reforms, we have been bringing premiums down.
Ms Lee: A point of order, Madam Speaker.
MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Steel, please. A point of order.
Ms Lee: Mr Cocks’s question was very, very straightforward. It specifically said: why is this cost higher in the ACT than in other jurisdictions? Mr Steel is continuing to debate an issue that was before the Assembly last term.
MADAM SPEAKER: I believe it is in order. The question was around cost, but I am asking Mr Steel if he can go to the specifics. I think the question is still in order.
MR STEEL: Thank you, Madam Speaker. I have finished answering the question.
Ms Lee: You mean not answering the question.
MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Lee, please. Your colleague is on the floor. Mr Cocks.
MR COCKS: Minister, what incentives are in place, given the comparatively higher cost, for people moving to Canberra to transfer their registration over to the ACT?
MR STEEL: Regulatory measures, including recent changes that we have made to ensure that people register within three months of moving here. If they do not, their car not only will not be registered here but will be uninsured.
MR PARTON: Minister, how many people have been fined in the last 12 months for not transferring their registration to the ACT within the required three-month period?
MR STEEL: I will take that question on notice. That is a matter that sits with Access Canberra. While I am responsible for the policy in relation to this, I will come back with some further information if I can.
MR BRADDOCK: Minister, my question is to the Minister for Planning. Minister, the Gungahlin community centre is a project of great interest to me. I have had correspondence with constituents who are concerned about a proposed location being on the outer edge of the town centre—almost 800 metres’ walk from the centre. Can you please tell me how the government is proposing to ensure that the community centre will be easily accessible.