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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 9 April 2008) . . Page.. 1199 ..

number of people who have contacted her office who have said, “I want to be able to use a wheelchair-accessible bus but one doesn’t come down my street,” I would like to know that information so I can feed it into the planning. If, for example, we find that there is one on a bus route which is underutilised or not utilised at all, we can flick it and put one of the old buses on. However, without that information, I cannot do it. I invite any member here, if you have people contacting you with that kind of an issue, to please let me know so we can do something about it.

Alcohol—binge drinking

MS MacDONALD: My question is to Mr Corbell in his capacity as Attorney-General. Can the Attorney-General advise the Assembly what steps the government is taking to ensure that the legislation governing the regulation of alcohol remains consistent with community standards and expectations, particularly in relation—my apologies; I am asking the wrong question.

Mr Smyth: Oh, the wrong question.

MS MacDONALD: Yes. My apologies, Mr Speaker. I was just checking against a question that Ms Porter had asked previously about the same subject matter. My question is: in light of much community concern about underage and binge drinking—

Mr Pratt: Would Mr Corbell like to ask the question, perhaps?


MS MacDONALD: can the minister advise the Assembly of recent developments in the enforcement of laws dealing with underage drinking?

Mr Smyth: Didn’t you answer this question the other day?


Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, on the basis of Ms MacDonald’s admission that this was a question that had already been asked, is it reasonable to ask the question?

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

Mrs Dunne: Is it already completely answered and therefore can’t be answered again?

MR SPEAKER: Ms MacDonald—

Members interjecting—

Mr Stanhope: We now know why Mr Seselja needs help.

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