Labor and the Greens reject child safety concerns

Labor and the Greens have rejected the concerns of hundreds of parents, teachers and principals who believe young students are at risk on the public bus network, Shadow Transport Minister Candice Burch said.
After being inundated with concerns from the community, the Canberra Liberals today moved a motion calling on Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris to release detailed data assessing the safety implications of cuts to dedicated school buses.
Labor and the Greens rejected the motion, instead accusing the Opposition of being irresponsible and fabricating safety concerns.
“Schooling communities love their children and want to ensure their safety. This is not something that should be mocked or taken lightly by the government,” Miss Burch said.
“The safety risks are real and I am troubled that the government can’t see that.
“Ms Fitzharris and her Labor-Greens colleagues have demonstrated that children’s safety is not a priority for this government.
“They have also demonstrated that they do not have confidence in the safety of the bus network. If they did, they would not have a problem in releasing the data to prove that the system was safe for young children.
“The Canberra Liberals will continue to support parents, teachers and principals to secure the safest travel option for their children,” Miss Burch said.