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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (27 February) . . Page.. 318 ..


MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, Mr Stefaniak will not be present for the rest of the afternoon. I will take any questions that would have been addressed to him.


MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services): Mr Speaker, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 21 February 1996 relating to the tabling of the records of usage of individual ACTION bus services which were collected using the new magnetic ticketing machines, I present a patronage report for the week ending 29 October 1995 - I stress that it is for only one week - as provided to me by ACTION. The report shows total numbers of passengers for each departure time for each day. Should further detail be required, Mr Speaker, a small truck would need to be provided to bring the report to the Assembly and, knowing what is going on outside, it probably would not be allowed in. ACTION regards this information, Mr Speaker, as commercial-in-confidence.

Ms Follett: What a load of rubbish!

MR DE DOMENICO: Given the amount of paper involved, I do not plan to make individual copies - - -

Mr Berry: You have not privatised them yet, Tony.


MR DE DOMENICO: I am advised, Mr Speaker, that they regard it as commercial-in-confidence. Given the amount of paper involved, I do not plan to make individual copies available to each member. Rather, I will provide this copy to the Assembly Secretariat for members' consideration. Mr Speaker, members should note that ACTION's automatic ticketing system became fully operational in late July 1995. Cash fares came on line in December 1994, and magnetic validation came on line in July 1995. This represents one week. As I said, if we have to produce the information for every week since July 1995, it would take a truck. I will table that for members who are interested.

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