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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3134..


(4) The length of the project will depend upon the views of the participants, Clayton Utz, ANU Law School, Legal Aid (ACT) and the Youth Coalition.

CountryLink-train fares

(Question No 903)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to the increase of CountryLink train fares by an average of 5% as declared by the NSW Government to come into effect 31 August 2003 (Sydney Morning Herald, 27 August 2003, page 10):

(1) Will a price rise also be applied to services departing from the ACT or to passengers embarking upon or booking a train journey within the ACT;

(2) If yes, then what will the price rise be and when will it be implemented;

(3) What are the current fares for CountryLink train services departing from the ACT.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Countrylink Customer Service Centre provided advice on 29 August 2003 that a price rise will also be applied to services departing from the ACT or to passengers embarking upon or booking a train journey within the ACT.

(2) This is a matter that falls under the responsibility of the NSW Government.

(3) The Countrylink Customer Service Centre is unable to provide a list of fares for all services departing from the ACT. However, this information is available from the Countrylink website at http://www.countrylink.info/timetable/. The Countrylink fares for services departing the ACT to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are as follows:

Canberra Station to Sydney

$47.30 economy

$ 67.10 First class;

Canberra Station to Melbourne

$90.20 economy

$122.10 First class;

Canberra Station to Brisbane

$128.70 economy

$258.50 sleeper

$181.50 First class

Disabled persons-services

(Question No 908)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services - Final Report Parts 1 and 2, can the Minister:


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