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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (22 November) . . Page.. 3770..


MR HARGREAVES (continuing):

providing the services to those people it reports to. I suspect it is. But we just need to check.

In answer to the second part of the question: none.

MRS BURKE: Mr Speaker, I have a supplementary question. Minister, what consultations with the Canberra community were undertaken by the consultant in reviewing the ACT library service?

Mr Mulcahy: Is that "none"too?

MR HARGREAVES: I do not carry that information around off the top of my head, any more than I would expect—

Mr Mulcahy: From the number of letters I am getting, I think there might not have been too many.

MR HARGREAVES: However, I do know that there were focus groups contained—

Mr Mulcahy: Very small ones!

MR HARGREAVES: Will you just be quiet for a second.

Mr Mulcahy: I am getting inundated with letters and emails.

MR HARGREAVES: Would you just be quiet.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Mulcahy!

MR HARGREAVES: I know that there were focus groups conducted. There were considerable consultations taken with the staff of those libraries about the travel of people through it and the types of materials that they use and access. But the precise detail of that sort of thing is contained in the report and I do not have it with me. I will get back to the Assembly at some point and let you know.

Environment—composition of government vehicle fleet

MS PORTER: Mr Speaker, my question, through you, is to the Chief Minister. Could the Chief Minister please outline for the Assembly how the ACT government's decision to downsize the government fleet to four-cylinder cars will help reduce emissions and be economically efficient?

MR STANHOPE: I thank Ms Porter for the question. It is important that I address this issue today. I know it affects members of the Assembly and the broader public service, including our senior executives. It is reasonable to give some explanation of the benefits proposed. I should say, by way of preface, I sometimes think the world is populated by two sorts of people—car people and non-car people. I am very much in the non-car people camp. I know, for some others, issues of cars have a particular importance.


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