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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 July 2019) . . Page.. 2504 ..


We held a series of roundtables over the past 12 months to deliver even more reforms. Those roundtables have heard from residents of caravan parks, students and people who rely on crisis accommodation. In response, we will be delivering even stronger legislation to protect tenants who live under occupancy agreements.

MR PARTON: Minister, what message do you have for the many real estate agents who have told me and you that they are losing a large percentage of their rent roll as a consequence of the changes that you have spoken about today?

MR RAMSAY: I thank Mr Parton for the question. Yes, we did share some time at the Real Estate Institute forum. It was a good chance for us to be able to be together and for me to be able to explain some matters to those people who gathered there for that function. It was unfortunate that some of the matters raised by some of the speakers on behalf of the Real Estate Institute ACT and some of the written documentation that was produced at the forum contained some inaccurate information about the amendments that had been made. What I will say is what I have said to the Real Estate Institute ACT, which I have met with since that forum: we will work closely to make sure that accurate information about those changes is provided to everyone, so that people realise that the changes are indeed fair and that we have worked very closely on them.

Transport Canberra—south side bus services

MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the minister for transport. How many of the southbound R4 buses terminate at Woden interchange?

MR STEEL: I thank the member for her question. I am happy to take that on notice.

MRS KIKKERT: Minister, why do many of these R4 buses now have a handmade sign taped to the door saying “This service terminates at Woden interchange?”

MR STEEL: I will take that question on notice.

MISS C BURCH: Minister, when will R4 buses resume their advertised service?

MR STEEL: I will take that question on notice, but I do note that R4 is our most popular rapid service in the city and continues to see passenger growth with the new network.

Transport Canberra—south side bus services

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. Minister, have you done any risk assessment of the effect that routing bus services back on to Anketell Street in Tuggeranong may have on pedestrian safety? If so, what was the outcome of that assessment?

MR STEEL: I thank Ms Lawder for her question. The government is still considering the running of buses on Anketell Street. During the upgrades to the Anketell Street


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