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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 22 September 2010) . . Page.. 4296 ..

reductions and targets. It is a question that actually disputes the need for different technologies and different fuels that actually plays—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! Let us hear from the Chief Minister. I am sure you will be interested in what he has got to say.

MR STANHOPE: And it reflects precisely, of course, the prevailing view within the Liberal Party—most particularly nationally, but we know embraced by the Liberal Party in this place—as the major climate change sceptics, almost of the world. We have seen the fascinating example of the Liberal Party’s federal leader actually denying the existence or reality of climate change.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Smyth, Mr Hanson!

MR STANHOPE: A position, of course, embraced by his acolyte Alistair Coe.

Mr Seselja: A point of order, Mr Speaker, on relevance. The question was about the financial lemon of certain buses. The Chief Minister acknowledged that; he is now talking about the federal Liberal Party leader on climate change. I think he is way off the topic.

MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, focus on the financial performance of the buses, thank you.

MR STANHOPE: I answered the question.

ACTION bus service—disability access

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Territories and Municipal Services and Chief Minister. I refer to the Auditor-General’s report on the delivery of ACTION bus services. The Auditor-General found in that report:

Much of the bus infrastructure did not meet standards prescribed under the

Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the ACT Discrimination

Act 1991.

Minister, how much of ACTION’s bus infrastructure does not currently meet the prescribed standards under the commonwealth’s Disability Discrimination Act and the ACT Discrimination Act?

MR STANHOPE: It was a very refreshing finding by the Auditor-General, of course, to remind us that we have not yet reached our target of 55 per cent compliance by 2012. But we will reach our nationally agreed target of 55 per cent compliance by 2012. To go to some of the issues that ACTION faces, of course, that is a target that we have been pursuing since we have been in government, and it has required us to

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