Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 9 May 2018) . . Page.. 1667 ..
expanding our core community, social, health, education, emergency services and transport services to cater for our growing and thriving city for the benefit of its residents, as well as its visitors.
We heard in Mr Pettersson’s speech that international air services to this town are growing and expanding. Singapore Airlines are expanding their international services. We have seen services return to Canberra. Tigerair is flying to and from Canberra. This allows other people around Australia and internationally to come and experience what Canberra has to offer.
The Chief Minister briefly touched on age-friendly cities and accessibility for residents in Ainslie, Weston, Kaleen, Monash, Page and Hughes. Of course, Weston and Hughes are in my electorate. I am glad to see that we are doing more to help the residents of those suburbs to be able to access them better by providing footpaths and better opportunities.
I love what I do. I love standing here on private members’ days and being able to talk about the wonderful things this government is doing. We need to do more and we will continue to do more. We have been re-elected by the people of Canberra to provide services for this growing city. I am so proud to be able to move motions in this place that talk about the investment and the work that we are doing to provide for the residents of the ACT.
I have a couple more points I want to make. Mr Gentleman mentioned in his speech that we are providing more police and more emergency services personnel to keep this city safe and to make it one of the safest communities in Australia. I applaud the minister for his efforts on those fronts and I look forward to his continued commitment to doing those things.
Finally, I would like to thank the people of Canberra for putting their trust in this government to allow us to continue to deliver better services and better infrastructure for the people of Canberra. It is a very important job. I think we are doing it well. I call on the government to continue to invest in those things that I have already mentioned to provide for the people of the ACT.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
MISS C BURCH (Kurrajong) (12.14): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) Canberra is a modern city of over 400 000 people;
(b) many Canberrans rely on public transport to get home safely at night; and
(c) low-income Canberrans are disproportionately impacted as they are the ones who work the late night hospitality and other shift work and currently cannot rely on public transport to get home safely;