Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 2 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 385 ..
The Assembly met at 10.30 am.
MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Mr Rugendyke , from 352 residents, requesting that the Assembly reconsider the new student fare system to ensure that it is budget neutral for both students and adults, takes account of school location and student travel needs, is fair and just for all students, and supports choice in schooling.
The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.
The petition read as follows:
To the Speaker and Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly:
The petition of certain residents of the ACT draws attention to the Assembly to:
the harsh and unfair financial impact of the new student bus fares which:
. increase fares for most students between 33% and 167%, under the guise of being Budget neutral overall,
. take no account of school locations and student travel needs, and
. are inappropriately related to adult travel patterns.
Your petitioners request the Assembly to reconsider the new student fare system to ensure it: