Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 1 November 2017) . . Page.. 4853 ..
provides a gushing review of what we are doing. But I think what we can all agree on, Mr Parton included, is that we need to continue to work in this area. That is what the government is doing through the work that is underway and highlighted in this motion.
However, I would like to address one thing. Mr Parton gives the impression that nothing is currently happening. That does not recognise what is going on and what has been going on, as the minister has stated in this debate and many times previously. Mr Parton also fails to acknowledge the need to respond to changing issues rather than simply standing still. That is a large component of this work that is before us. I would say that instead of playing the game for the sake of playing the game, which I feel Mr Parton was doing a little today, perhaps he would like to join the conversation in a constructive and productive way so that those actions we all seek can be identified and carried out. This is very important work. It affects a lot of people who really do need our support.
Amendment agreed to.
Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.
Access Canberra—shopfront service
MS LEE (Kurrajong) (5.03): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) the ACT government is reviewing its service offer to customers through the nine Access Canberra Service Centres across the ACT;
(b) Tuggeranong, Woden, Belconnen and Gungahlin Service Centres offer a full suite of services, with the other five specialist centres offering specialised services to serve a purpose and other providers such as Australia Post and authorised inspection stations delivering supplementary services;
(c) wait times vary throughout the day, with peaks occurring at opening and late afternoons;
(d) the Dickson Service Centre closed on 8 September 2017 and will re-open in 2020;
(e) since the closure of the Dickson vehicle testing station for redevelopment, vehicle owners are able to access majority of services at various commercial service centres around the ACT, however, vehicle owners that require particular testing must travel to Hume to have their motor vehicle inspected;
(f) opening hours vary between service centres with specialist centres closing at 4.30 pm or earlier and those located further from the city opening earlier and closing later, to account for travel times to employment centres;