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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 June 2021) . . Page.. 1883 ..


asking for something that cannot be asked for. That is not the case at all. I commend Ms Castley’s motion to the Assembly.

Amendment agreed to.

MADAM SPEAKER: The question now is that the motion, as amended, be agreed.

MS CASTLEY (Yerrabi) (3.56): In closing, obviously I do not support the amendment—

Ms Cheyne: But it’s been agreed. You can’t reflect on a decision—

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Cheyne.

MS CASTLEY: I want to remind everybody here that I have a motion here, and I fully support my motion. I truly believe the Canberra business community deserves a comprehensive audit. I am not directing the Auditor-General; I know he is the expert. His job is to improve government accountability, and that is all I am asking for. I am not casting any kind of doubt on our Canberra business community. They are the warriors that I stand up here and fight for at every opportunity that I get. I am raising serious questions that they have brought to me, and I truly believe they deserve to have a comprehensive report done so they know where the government’s money has gone.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Transport—electric scooters

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (3.58): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the Dockless Shared Micromobility Guidelines and Policy announced by the ACT Government in July 2020 that enables an e-scooter share scheme to operate in the ACT;

(2) notes the commencement of an e-scooter share scheme in September 2020 operated by Neuron Mobility and Beam that provides 1,500 devices across central Canberra and Belconnen for short term use;

(3) further notes that the ACT Government is currently undertaking a review of the e-scooter share scheme;

(4) acknowledges the recent YourSay Community Panel that found that:

(a) in total 65 percent of Canberrans support the shared e-scooter scheme in the ACT with the highest levels of support among users of the scheme and younger Canberrans;

(b) support for expanding the scheme to other areas of Canberra was at 63 percent which followed the same characteristics as the primary support question; and


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