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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 November 2021) . . Page.. 3290 ..


the LRVs be out of action for a period of time. I would love to hear what Canberra Metro has to say about that assurance, given that, of course, it is the ACT government that owns the actual vehicles. Hopefully we never have to get to that point and hopefully we do not have to deal with a worst-possible case scenario here.

I really appreciate the goodwill of moving the report date forward. On the outside, I think this all looks very, very sensible.

In response to Mr Steel’s suggestion that I am just making mischief by raising this issue, how ridiculous, how absurd, is it to suggest that the shadow minister for transport raising safety issues that have manifested themselves in four or five other jurisdictions and how ridiculous is it to suggest that my raising that safety issue is somehow out of order and making mischief! I would be negligent in my duty as a member of this place, and as a shadow minister for transport, by not raising these issues. I would note that as this motion has come to the chamber and will be amended slightly, if it was such a ridiculous thing for me to raise, why is that we will pass the motion?

Indeed, I was not the first to raise these issues in connection directly to the ACT. It was the New South Wales minister for transport. He was the one, in his press conference on Friday afternoon, who very clearly indicated that this was a structural issue that was a basic design flaw and that it was likely to include Canberra.

As the shadow minister for transport, it is my job to scrutinise transport-related matters. That is exactly what I will continue to do. If Mr Steel does not like that, then that is his problem.

I appreciate the video views. I really appreciate the video views. If the minister would like some tips on communication strategies through social media, I am more than happy to give him or his staff a private briefing.

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Ginninderra electorate—community engagement

MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (5.19): I would like to take a few moments to talk about my activities since the end of lockdown. It has been great, in particular, to start getting out and about again in the Ginninderra community. In the past week I met a Ginninderra resident to discuss the need for a community-made pathway to be better maintained by the government. It is a pathway that has been frequently used, and such usage has led to the exposure of obstacles and trip hazards. I have written to the minister on this topic.


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