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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (2 July) . . Page.. 2162 ..

� Park and ride bus routes: buses operating shuttle services between

park and ride car parks and Olympic competition venues., and

� Rail shuttle bus routes: buses operating between selected CityRail stations and competition venues.

A free bus will also operate from Bathurst to Lithgow to increase access to the western boundary of the free rail travel.

The travel entitlement will apply to all tickets for all competition events in Sydney, as well as tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.





Detail Stage

Schedule 1 - Appropriations

Part 3 - Chief Minister's Department

Proposed expenditure - Chief Minister's, $93,847,000 (comprising net costs of outputs, $67,077,000; capital injection, $8,348,000; and payments on behalf of the Territory, $18,422,000)

Debate resumed.

MS TUCKER (3.11): I will make a few general comments in this area that I think are very important. Because this is a cognate debate covering the Estimates Committee report as well, I want to thank my colleagues on the committee, who worked cooperatively to get consensus on the recommendations. I was not happy with some of the recommendations and would have liked them to be stronger. I will talk to those as we go through the sections.

I want to comment on the response from government to the Estimates Committee recommendations related to the Chief Minister's Department, particularly the recommendation asking that we have some sort of social plan or a cohesive approach to social policy issues. We made the statement in the committee that the Territory was facing a growing social deficit. This statement has been rejected by the Chief Minister and her Government, who say they have a proven record in addressing social issues in a positive manner. We are told to look at the key result areas and measures of success.

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