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Question Without Notice No. 384 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 April 2019 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ON-DEMAND TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

384. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

(1) In discussions with representatives of the taxi industry or in correspondence with representatives of the taxi industry, has the minister or the minister's department made reference to a possible cap on the number of new taxi licences?

(2) Is there presently any plan for a cap on new licences; and, if so, what is the detail of such a plan?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(2) On 17 March 2018, the minister announced that following further consultation there would be a removal of the cap on the number of taxi vehicles authorised to operate. This decision was made to give all on-demand transport providers the freedom to expand and diversify the services offered to customers.