With many pundits predicting the state election to be just around the corner, the Taxi Council of Queensland (TCQ) is encouraging its members to speak up about the challenges the taxi industry is facing.
TCQ chief executive officer Blair Davies believes having members talking to the Queensland public about the industry and its role in the state economy will be vital to bringing common sense solutions to the personalised transport sector.
“The Queensland taxi industry has been let down by too many of the State Government’s decisions. They have savaged thousands of Queensland small business operators who are now doing it very tough,” Mr Davies said.
“Taxis are local businesses that provide essential transport services for thousands of Queenslanders. They play a vital role in local communities across the state.
“Whether you’re a licence owner, an operator, or a driver, we want you out and about talking to the public, speaking with your local member and candidates and urging them to stand up for taxis and Queensland small business.
“If we can educate the community on our issues, it may be just the thing that sways voters’ minds on election day. Queenslanders believe in a fair go and they are will be interested to support candidates who will back local small businesses.”
Mr Davies also refuted claims TCQ will be campaigning for certain political parties during the election.
“TCQ will not be endorsing any political party, but we will be actively supporting candidates across the political spectrum who can show us that they care about good policy and have the gumption to stand up for Queensland businesses.”