Kallangur man takes to cabbie crown.
The following statement is attributed to Benjamin Wash, CEO, Taxi Council Queensland:
Taxi Council Queensland has consistently supported the introduction of greater security measures in taxis, including the ability of cameras to record audio. However we equally believe this is an opportunity to
Queensland Government moves to introduce taxi tapes to protect drivers, passengers ABC News
Taxis in Queensland will soon be wired for sound with recordings to be introduced next year Courier-Mail
Watch what you say - audio recording on way to Qld taxis Noosa News
Fear a part of the job, says cabbie Brisbane Times
Interview with Benjamin Wash, CEO, Qld Taxi Council who says Qld does not have a regulation
that requires either a security camera or a safety screen in taxis, but they have the same range
of measures. Wash says in NSW assaults against drivers i treated as seriously as against police or
other emergency services workers, while the NT has recently brought in mandatory sentencing
for assaults, and they pursue that in Qld. Wash says he is in favour of audio recording in cabs,
but there are significant safeguards around accessing visual and audio footage, with it only being
accessed by a Qld Police report number for evidence in a case.