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Question Without Notice No. 1330 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 November 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

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

Answered on 19 November 2019

ON-DEMAND TRANSPORT REFORM — REGIONAL TAXI INDUSTRY

1330. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to concerns of the regional taxi industry relating to the government's on-demand transport reforms.

(1) Has the Premier or the Minister for Transport, or any member of their staff, met with any regional taxi operators since 29 August 2019; and, if so —

(a) when and where did those meetings occur; and

(b) how many individual regional taxi operators attended each meeting?

(2) Will the state government be providing financial assistance/compensation to regional taxi operators to a level consistent with that provided in the metropolitan taxi plate buyback scheme; and, if not, why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

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

I have a question relating to this answer. I think the answer that was provided to me is actually wrong. I will not give it to the member today, but I undertake to provide an answer to the member tomorrow. I will make sure that it is correct.