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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 4 May 1995) . . Page.. 235 ..


... if the Canberra Liberals obtain Government ... we will ensure that these negotiations are continued as fast as possible, which will help alleviate the noise problem. The answer to your second question is that we would not continue with any further developments if the FAC's consultation process recommended against them.

Could the Minister inform the Assembly what action has been taken by either her or Mr De Domenico to ensure as fast as possible that outgoing flights taken by commercial, air force and private aircraft are compelled to reach the required height before making turns towards Adelaide and Melbourne, thus reducing noise pollution for residents in North Canberra?

MRS CARNELL: I will take that question on notice. I can say that it is something that we are committed to. We understand that the problem is not all that difficult to overcome if the right flight paths are stuck to. We understand that from all sorts of appropriate experts in this area. Yes, it is something that can be overcome. It is wonderful to have problems that do seem to have a proper solution. I will get Mr De Domenico to report back to the Assembly, and hopefully to you, before the Assembly sits again, as to where he is up to on this issue.

Bus Fares from Bruce Stadium

MR BERRY: My question is to the Chief Minister. I understand that she has a letter of complaint along these lines. Can the Minister confirm that loyal Canberrans attending the Canberra Raiders v. Brisbane Broncos match last Friday and who wished to return to the Belconnen interchange from Bruce Stadium on bus 989 were charged $3, or $1.50 at the concession price? How does the Minister justify a price increase of 50 per cent on the $2 and $1 charges for taking patrons to the game? It is a bit hard once you are there to refuse to pay the increase. That is an increase of 50 per cent in two hours. Is that 50 per cent increase in two hours a sign of a Liberal government?

MR SPEAKER: Now, now; just the question, not the rhetoric.

MR BERRY: That is part of the question, and a very serious part of the question. Is that a sign of what we are in for? I would like to get a response.

MRS CARNELL: On the basis that I did not catch that bus that night, I will take that question on notice.

MR BERRY: As a supplementary to that, if I may - - -

Mr Humphries: That is not a supplementary question. That is a second question.


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