On Monday March 10 2014 the Minister for Transport and Main Roads released a discussion paper aimed at reducing red tape within the limo industry – media release attached.
With all of the technological changes that we are seeing in the transport industry and proliferation of illegal taxi work it is critical that we take the time to look closely at the proposed changes and ensure that we contribute to the outcome.
Any dilution of the existing rules differentiating limos from cabs poses a significant threat to our industry and even more critically to the safety of our customers.
I have little doubt that were there to be an incident in what the public ostensibly believed to be a taxi service that it is our industry who would suffer the reputational damage and be sought out for solutions.
I urge all of you to take the time to consider the discussion paper and respond accordingly.
TCQ will be preparing a submission as well and is happy to collate and lodge all responses on behalf the industry.
If you wish to have your response lodged as part of the TCQ application, please submit to me by close of business Friday 9 May 2014 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attached is the discussion paper as well as a word template with the 6 items for feedback.
Should you have any further queries, or wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Benjamin Wash CPA
Chief Executive Officer | Taxi Council