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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 11 April 2018) . . Page.. 1253 ..

MR BARR: I will seek information in relation to that and get back to the member.

MR PARTON: Will the ACT government allow the CFMEU, Stockade Gym, Creative Safety Initiatives or other occupants to stay in the building beyond their current sublease?

MR BARR: That decision is yet to be determined.

ACTION bus service—pets

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. It relates to pets on ACTION buses, which was a policy, I understand, developed by TAMS some years ago following a government survey showing overwhelming community support. Minister, given the government’s stated commitment to allowing people to get around without needing cars, why has the TAMS policy not been implemented so that people can get around with their pets?

MS FITZHARRIS: I am sorry, Madam Speaker. I found it hard to hear the majority of the question. Could you repeat it, please?

MS LE COUTEUR: The shorter question is: pets on buses; when?

MADAM SPEAKER: Under standing orders, it is a brief question. Thank you. I call the minister.

MS FITZHARRIS: Not tomorrow, I am afraid, but thank you for the question. I note that it was one of the many terrific questions asked by a number of school students at the light rail ready forum last week. I would also note that Transport Canberra and City Services is now nearly two years old. I have not heard “TAMS” for a while but was reminded that TCCS is about to celebrate its second birthday.

That is a policy we continue to work on. Obviously, it is one that requires work with Transport Canberra bus drivers in particular. But I note that we have legislation before the Assembly at the moment relating to pets on light rail.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, could you investigate trialling this possibly for the day of the Million Paws Walk because this is obviously a big event for pets and it is one about which I have had a number of comments from people that they really cannot get there because of transport.

MS FITZHARRIS: I will seek advice from the directorate on the question.

Domestic animal services—dogs

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Transport Canberra and City Services. On 17 March 2017 police were called to a house in Molesworth Street, Watson to attend a home invasion. Police called DAS officials to attend a dog at the premises that had attacked a person and had lost its ear in a machete attack. Minister, was the dog removed from the premises by DAS officers?

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