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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 July 2019) . . Page.. 2365 ..

This means that there is a bus or light rail vehicle stopping near the ANU about every 30 seconds in peak times to get ANU staff, students and visitors to and from the campus. About 90% of students and other customers travelling to and from the ANU already used Rapid stops on the fringes of the campus, and the new network improves services to these stops, with simpler and more frequent services, seven days a week.

I am pleased to advise that during the first seven weeks of the new public transport, many more Canberrans are using public transport, including tertiary students. The table below shows a comparison of tertiary student patronage over the first seven weeks of the new network, and the same period in 2018, based on data recorded by the MyWay ticketing system:

30 April to 17 June 2018

29 April to 16 June 2019

% change


Every time someone gets on a vehicle, including the changes made across bus/light rail to complete a journey



4.73% increase


A whole trip, which may include more than one boarding/change eg: home to work



2.74% increase

Given the success to date of the new public transport network, the Government has no plans to operate a bus service similar to the former route 3 in the future. However, Transport Canberra is continuing to work with the ANU to make sure that students know what services are available to them, including ANU operated shuttle services within the campus.

Thank you for raising this matter. I trust the information is of assistance.

Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2019—petition 11-19

By Mr Barr, Treasurer, dated 29 July 2019, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Coe on 14 May 2019 concerning opposition to the Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2019.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 14 May 2019 regarding petition No 11-19 lodged by Mr Coe MLA on behalf of certain Australian Capital Territory residents.

The petition brings to the attention of the Legislative Assembly concerns around the Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2019 (the Bill). In particular, the petition raises concerns that the Bill will remove or significantly restrict rights to compensation of ACT residents who are injured in a motor vehicle accident and will result in insurance companies who provide third party insurance receiving super profits.

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