Page 3752 - Week 09 - Wednesday, 24 August 2011

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MR HARGREAVES: My supplementary to the minister: on this issue of bullying, has anybody—have the unions, the carers, families of staff members or any staff members—contacted you personally to air their grievances around this particular purported subject?

MS BURCH: I have not had anyone in my office come to visit me personally on this matter. The unions have not raised it with me, and family members have not approached me directly on this matter.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Seselja?

MR SESELJA: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, will you now investigate these allegations of bullying and coercion?

MS BURCH: As I have said, all allegations have been investigated.


DR BOURKE: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Can the minister give an indication of the actions being taken by the Gallagher government to ensure increased use of public transport by ACT residents?

MR CORBELL: I thank Dr Bourke for his question. The government has indicated—the Chief Minister has indicated—that we as a government will be working harder and faster on the issue of improving public transport delivery for all Canberrans. The work that we are undertaking in the area of public transport is guided by the strategic public transport network plan, which guides delivery of public transport across the city.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, gentlemen. Order!

Mr Hargreaves interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Hargreaves!

Mr Coe interjecting—


MR CORBELL: This plan will be at the core of the new transport-for-Canberra policy, which will be released for community input in the third quarter of this year. The new public transport policy will include directions around a frequent—

Members interjecting—

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