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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 22 September 2010) . . Page.. 4305 ..


MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary question?

MS BRESNAN: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, what is the time frame for completing the online journey planner and making it available to the public?

MR STANHOPE: I regret that I do not have that answer. I am more than happy to take that on notice and provide the information as soon as I can.

MR COE: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Coe.

MR COE: On the route plan, Mr Stanhope, isn’t it true that we actually did have one on the ACTION website until about three or four years ago and it was taken down? If so, should the development costs not be very much at all?

Mr Hargreaves: Not to my knowledge.

MR STANHOPE: I must say that is beyond my knowledge, Mr Coe—and that is what the previous minister says. I am happy to take the question on notice.

MS HUNTER: A supplementary question.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Minister, what consideration has been given to providing other sources of online information regarding bus routes, such as integration with Google maps?

MR STANHOPE: I will find out what consideration has been given to that, Mr Speaker, and will be happy to respond to the member.

ACTION bus service—breaches

MR HANSON: My question is to the minister for Territory and Municipal Services. I refer to the Auditor-General’s report, Delivery of ACTION bus services. The Auditor-General found:

The Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act 2001 requires ACTION to report all bus accidents to the Road Transport Authority. Although ACTION’s records showed 219 bus accidents during 2009-10, Audit found no evidence of ACTION reporting them to the Road Transport Authority.

Minister, why did ACTION breach the law by not reporting these accidents to the Road Transport Authority?

MR STANHOPE: It was a comprehensive failure in relation to that listed requirement and I am awaiting, of course, a full report and an explanation which I am


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