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(4) What is the process for handling or following up on a complaint from a member of the public that an individual has breached the smoke-free public transport waiting areas policy.

Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Access Canberra is responsible for the enforcement of the smoke-free public waiting areas. Part 3 of the Smoke-Free Public Places Act 2003 (the Act) identifies who is an inspector for the purpose of enforcing the Act. Inspectors have a range of enforcement powers to encourage compliance with the Act.

(2) To date Access Canberra has not issued any cautions, warnings or fines under the Smoke-Free Public Places Act 2003 pursuant to the Public Transport Stations Declaration 2017.

(3) Access Canberra has received 2 formal complaints about smoking at the Belconnen Bus interchange. Both complaints are ongoing enquires.

(4) The process for handling a complaint is the same as for all complaints made to Access Canberra. The case officer will make contact with the complainant and seek details of the incident to allow for the incident to be further investigated. Where an investigation finds sufficient evidence to proceed, Access Canberra has a range of options available to resolve the matter consistent with the Accountability Commitment Compliance Framework.

Environment—hydrogen car trial
(Question No 867)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, upon notice, on 1 December 2017:

(1) Has the Government provided or committed to providing any funding for the development of refuelling and maintenance infrastructure for the 20 hydrogen cars due in 2019; if so, can the Minister provide a breakdown of what funding was provided, and what for.

(2) How many refuelling stations will be built.

(3) Who will build the refuelling stations.

(4) Who will operate the refuelling stations.

(5) Is the Government providing any funding to Neoen or other participating companies for the trial of hydrogen cars in the Government fleet; if so, can the Minister provide a breakdown of (a) the funding that was or will be provided, (b) to which company it was or will be provided and (c) for what reason it was or will be provided.

(6) Is the Government considering the purchase of further hydrogen vehicles from Neoen should the trial be successful.

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