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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 6 Hansard (1 September) . . Page.. 1643 ..

MR HARGREAVES: I will say it again for those people who are deaf in one ear and cannot hear out of the other, Mr Speaker. Can the Minister confirm that on 6 October this year the contract with ACTION for the specific service of transport to Canberra Hospital for rehabilitation clients will be cancelled? Can he confirm that from this date significantly handicapped patients requiring the services of the rehabilitation service, other than those with specified exemptions, will be required to use public transport?

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, I will have to take that question on notice.

MR HARGREAVES: I have a supplementary question. Thank you very much for that. Can the Minister also advise whether the new system will save his department about $310,000 a year? Can he confirm that the provision of $70,000 for taxi travel has been included in the hospital budget for those who cannot travel by public transport?

MR MOORE: I will take that on notice too, Mr Speaker.

Ms Carnell: Mr Speaker, I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation Act 1997, pursuant to subsection 28(3) - Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation - Quarterly report for the period 1 January 1998 to 31 March 1998.

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 26 - Consolidated Financial Management Report for the month and financial year to date ending 31 July 1998.


MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (3.31): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present a draft of the ACT greenhouse strategy and move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Mr Speaker, in tabling the draft ACT greenhouse strategy, I wish to issue it for public comment. The Government has made a strong commitment to addressing the critical issue of global warming. The first Carnell Government demonstrated this by being the first Territory or State government in Australia to set greenhouse gas emission targets.

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