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actually using his skills to teach others. One of the features I particularly like, as I touched on earlier, is that the harvest from the garden goes into Canberra City Care’s community pantry, which provides low cost food and vegetables to those in the community who are perhaps doing it a little tough.

Certainly the day I was there they were very busy. They have expanded their facility. It is a really inspiring operation they have out there, and the linkage of the community garden into that is a particularly positive element.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

ACT Health—data management

MS FITZHARRIS: In reference to a question I was asked by the opposition—I cannot recall if it was by Ms Lawder or Mr Wall—about any funding implications from the data review, I want to clarify that I have certainly not been advised that there will be any impact on funding past, current or future.

ACTION bus service—flexibus

Statement by member

MS LEE (Kurrajong), by leave: I wish to make a response to an assertion made by Minister Fitzharris yesterday arising out of question time on Tuesday. On Tuesday I asked the minister a question in relation to the inner south flexible bus service and the fact that it did not stop in Manuka. Yesterday the minister stated that at that time she could:

… confirm that the inner south flexible bus service does include the Manuka and Kingston shopping precincts, and the flexible bus service regularly takes passengers to those shopping centres

I just want to explain that that question came about because of two reasons. One is that we have had some constituents who have provided some feedback that that is not the case. No 2, the government’s own website, Transport ACT, does not actually list Manuka as a stop on the route. I have a copy of that here if the minister would like to have a look at it. The minister went on to say:

I would like to remind those opposite of standing order 117(b), which says that questions shall not contain statements of fact that cannot be authenticated.

The fact that the minister said that is something that I take offence at because of the implication that I had deliberately tried to introduce statements of fact that were not authenticated. Perhaps if the minister does not accept—

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Perhaps your colleagues could allow you to be heard.

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