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help them to take advantage of this and to work with them to promote a vibrant restaurant, cafe and bar scene.

This is particularly important as light rail construction in Gungahlin wraps up and the town centre revitalises as the vibrant heart of the city’s north. Access Canberra officers are out talking to businesses to see what we can do to help promote outdoor dining in the Gungahlin town centre and to help draw people to the area once the light rail is open to the public.


MISS C BURCH: My question is to the Minister for Transport. Minister, Transport Canberra has announced that ticket vending machines will be installed in selected bus stations. Why is this being done now when the ACT government is in the process of acquiring a new ticketing system, rather than when the new system is in place?

MS FITZHARRIS: That is a good question. The reason we are doing it now is to align both with the commencement of light rail services and to have ticket vending machines that will meet the needs of our current MyWay card users, as well as the needs of the future ticketing system. It is a pre-investment in our future fully integrated, new ticketing system.

MISS C BURCH: Minister, will the ticket vending machines be compatible with the new ticketing system that the government is in the process of acquiring?

MS FITZHARRIS: As I have just said, yes, they will be.

MS LAWDER: Minister, what will be the average cost of one ticket vending machine and the total cost of the ticket vending machine rollout?

MS FITZHARRIS: That was previously funded a couple of budgets ago, in terms of the procurement of that system. But I will take the specific question on notice.

Mental health—bullying

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. Minister, how common is bullying in mental health?

MR RATTENBURY: I am not clear from Mr Wall’s question whether he means amongst the staff or amongst patients.


MR WALL: Particularly around staff but also between staff and patients.

MR RATTENBURY: The issue of both physical and mental safety is a significant one for our staff. Working in mental health is a very difficult environment, and our

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