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    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Personalised Transport Industry Reference Group to start

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Personalised Transport Industry Reference Group to start

    The second stage of the Personalised Transport reform is underway with invitations sent yesterday for membership of the Industry Reference Group.

    Minister for Transport, Stirling Hinchliffe MP, said this is the next step in progressing the Government’s levelling of the playing field for personalised transport.

    “The Reference Group will be comprised of industry participants, consumer advocates, motorist groups, disability access groups, tourism advocates, social access groups and driver representatives,” the Minister said.

    “The group will be engaged directly to help shape the second stage of the Government’s reform package.

    “As announced in August, this second stage will include comprehensive changes to the primary legislation covering the industry, as well as the foreshadowed new licensing regime and chain of responsibility for personalised transport services.

    “The group will help deliver the goals the Government has sought to establish a level playing field, a framework to survive future technological advances and to ensure the greatest amount of consumer choice.”

    The first meeting will be held next month and one of the topics of discussion will be the nature and requirements of the new Booked Hire/Taxi (BHTX) Driver Authorisation, which covers issues such as language and driver training.

    “I will be continuing to have direct engagement with stakeholders on this issue and others, but this Group will be the key group for consultation on the finer aspects of the reforms.”

    “Since announcing the Government’s new framework for personalised transport industry there have been 30 one on one industry meetings held with the Department.”

     

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