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<strong>DRIVE</strong><br />

Voice of the Australian On-Demand Personal Transport Industry<br />

JUNE <strong>2019</strong><br />

NO 24<br />

MONTHLY NEWS & VIEWS<br />

about Australia's taxi, hire car,<br />

chauffeur and on-demand personal<br />

transport industry.<br />

For Taxis - Hire Cars - Ride Sharing - Owners - Drivers - Operators - Suppliers - Networks


CONTENTS<br />

6<br />

QUEENSLAND NEWS<br />

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme is to continue for at<br />

least another 12 months.<br />

10<br />

MEGA DEPARTMENT<br />

Department of Transport is to be all<br />

encompassing of every Victorian<br />

department that has portfolios relating<br />

to transport.<br />

EDITION 24<br />

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CPVAA NEWS<br />

OUR COVER: Downtown Adelaide, South<br />

Australia, at twilight.<br />

News update from the national<br />

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government meetings, forums and<br />

inquiries.<br />

Editor<br />

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20<br />

WA NEWS<br />

Vehicle insurance premiums<br />

to be reduced thereby<br />

making a better level playing<br />

field.<br />

34<br />

WORLD NEWS<br />

Updates on what's happening<br />

in the industry around the<br />

globe.<br />

26<br />

NSW NEWS<br />

Brian and Jeni Wilkins celebrate<br />

60 years marriage and Brian<br />

celebrates 60 years in the taxi<br />

industry.<br />

Industry<br />

STATS<br />

A summary of the monthly<br />

statistical figures on<br />

licence values, number<br />

of licences and drivers<br />

around the country.<br />

VIC...................... page 18<br />

NSW ................... page 29<br />

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EDITORIAL<br />

HELP YOURSELF<br />

AND HELP YOUR<br />

INDUSTRY<br />

Get in front<br />

As a taxi and/or hire car driver<br />

and operator you know all too well<br />

how many long hours you have to<br />

work to make ends meet.<br />

With the acceptance of rideshare<br />

entities into the marketplace you<br />

need to ensure that you at least<br />

equal all that the ridesharing<br />

businesses are offering to the<br />

travelling public.<br />

Just because some of you don't<br />

belong to a Booking Service<br />

Provider is no excuse to dress<br />

shabbily or have a dirty, smelly car.<br />

Here are a few of suggestions:<br />

1. Dress well - wear clean, fresh,<br />

neat clothing and footwear<br />

2. Hygiene - clean face, hands<br />

and breath. Remember to<br />

wear deodorant and keep<br />

your body odour fresh.<br />

3. Clean car - remove all rubbish<br />

from inside your vehicle<br />

promptly, keep the inside<br />

clean and regularly wash the<br />

exterior.<br />

4. Don't use the phone - whilst<br />

driving either engage in<br />

conversation with your<br />

passenger, ask if they want<br />

the radio or some music, or<br />

just travel in silence. DO NOT<br />

talk on your phone whilst you<br />

have a passenger.<br />

5. No surge pricing on public<br />

holidays (eg New Year's Eve)<br />

- just apply the regular night<br />

rate. Public holidays are<br />

regularly busy nights - if you<br />

have reasonable prices you<br />

will get lots of the work. Beat<br />

the rideshare apps by NOT<br />

price surging.<br />

6. Smoking - Don't smoke in or<br />

near your vehicle. Nowadays<br />

many people don't want to<br />

smell nor be in the vicinity of<br />

cigarette smoke - and you<br />

need to respect that.<br />

7. Eating - Don't eat in your<br />

vehicle. The smell from the<br />

food may not be a pleasant<br />

odour for your passengers.<br />

8. Be different - offer something<br />

different to the travelling<br />

public. It could be you cater<br />

for the parents of little people<br />

and offer your vehicle with a<br />

baby capsule/booster seat<br />

fitted.<br />

Young blood needed<br />

It was pleasing to see more<br />

women at the <strong>2019</strong> ATIA<br />

International Taxi Conference<br />

in May. There were lots of new<br />

young faces there too. The people<br />

running the show are ageing<br />

and we need fresh eyes, ideas,<br />

innovation and passion to drive<br />

our industry into the future.<br />

As Fred Lukabyo, <strong>A2B</strong> Australia<br />

Chief Operating Officer said at the<br />

recent ATIA conference, "The 3 top<br />

jobs at Uber are held by women.<br />

We, the taxi industry need to get<br />

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more young people and women<br />

involved. We need to think outside<br />

the box and get young fresh blood<br />

in this game!<br />

Queensland WATs<br />

Mark Bailey, Queensland Minister<br />

for Transport announced last<br />

month that he will be allocating<br />

$21 million to assist Queensland<br />

owners with the costs of replacing<br />

their WAT vehicles. The full details<br />

of this subsidy will be announced<br />

later this year.<br />

He also advised that there will be<br />

65 new Wheelchair Accessible<br />

Taxis (WAT) licences released.<br />

Whilst a replacement subsidy for<br />

the current ageing WAT vehicles<br />

fleet is welcome news, we do<br />

query the release of extra WAT<br />

licences. Is extra WATs the<br />

best way to go? Bigger vehicles<br />

suit wheelchair passengers<br />

and families, but one and two<br />

passengers prefer sedans as they<br />

are more comfortable and relaxing.<br />

Let's hope Queensland also thinks<br />

green and that the new WATs are<br />

environmentally friendly.<br />

Autonomous vehicles<br />

The dawn of the autonomous<br />

vehicle is getting closer every<br />

month. There are some who are<br />

concerned that there could be<br />

unintended consequences of more<br />

road congestion with the advent of<br />

autonomous vehicles, because of<br />

the novelty.<br />

A new set of purpose built national<br />

laws for autonomous vehicles is<br />

being created and there will be<br />

a huge emphasis on in-service<br />

safety risks eg: road rules,<br />

environment, cyber security.<br />

4.5% surcharge<br />

The Victorian Essential Services<br />

Commission (ESC) is currently<br />

reviewing the maximum surcharge<br />

that can be applied for eftpos card<br />

(debit and credit) transactions in<br />

commercial passenger vehicles.<br />

The ESC has made a draft decision<br />

to propose to set the maximum<br />

surcharge at 4.5 per cent<br />

Their benchmarking and bottomup<br />

cost assessment suggest that<br />

this amount is enough for taxi<br />

payment processors to recover<br />

reasonable costs.<br />

The ESC is recommending that<br />

implementation of the changes<br />

to the maximum surcharge be<br />

effective 1 January 2020.<br />

Mrs Toni Peters<br />

<strong>DRIVE</strong> <strong>A2B</strong> Editor<br />

Email: tonipeters@drivea2b.com.au<br />

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QUEENSLAND<br />

NEWS<br />

TAXI<br />

SUBSIDIES<br />

TO CONTINUE<br />

Deputy Queensland Premier and Treasurer,<br />

Jackie Trad, confirmed last month that a<br />

further $6 million would be committed in<br />

<strong>2019</strong>-20 to continue the subsidy payment.<br />

“We want to ensure that people with special<br />

needs continue to receive this support so<br />

they can undertake everyday activities and<br />

stay connected with family and friends," said<br />

Ms Trad.<br />

“We understand how important it is for all<br />

Queenslanders to have access to transport.”<br />

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) provides<br />

a co-contribution of up to $25 per trip for<br />

people with severe disabilities who are<br />

unable to use other forms of subsidised<br />

public passenger transport.<br />

A lift payment of $20 is provided to<br />

taxi drivers for each eligible wheelchair<br />

accessible taxi trip involving transportation<br />

of a TSS member who is required to travel in<br />

a wheelchair.<br />

Both elements were due to be axed on <strong>June</strong><br />

30 when the Commonwealth’s National<br />

Disability Insurance Scheme stepped in.<br />

But the disability sector has been lobbying<br />

for it to be kept in place as the NDIS is not yet<br />

ready to take over.<br />

“Taxi subsidies were expected to transition<br />

to the NDIS funding arrangement by now but<br />

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Commonwealth needs to<br />

fix the NDIS gaps.<br />

under the Morrison Government<br />

this hasn’t happened. These gaps<br />

need to be fixed,” Ms Trad said.<br />

Minister for Disability Services and<br />

Seniors Coralee O’Rourke said the<br />

Palaszczuk Government had been<br />

working closely with people with<br />

disability, and their representatives,<br />

as well as the taxi industry and<br />

transport stakeholders.<br />

“We have strongly advocated on<br />

behalf of Queensland participants<br />

to resolve these issues with the<br />

NDIA and I will continue to push<br />

the Federal Government to fund<br />

plans fairly by providing adequate<br />

transport," said Ms O'Rourke.<br />

Ms Trad has called on the<br />

Commonwealth to now work to “fix<br />

the gaps” in its NDIS scheme.<br />

“We will continue to work over<br />

the coming year to ensure the<br />

NDIS agreement delivers proper<br />

affordable transport options for<br />

Queenslanders in the longer term,”<br />

she said.<br />

“We understand how important it<br />

is for all Queenslanders to have<br />

access to transport.”<br />

The LNP and the Taxi Council of<br />

Queensland last week joined in<br />

calling for the subsidy to be retained<br />

as other states had done, arguing<br />

without it Queenslanders with a<br />

disability would become prisoners<br />

in their own homes.<br />

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7


How SAFE<br />

is your CAR?<br />

Over the last 5 years, 1,505 people<br />

have lost their lives on Victoria's<br />

roads. Driving a safe car means you<br />

are much more likely to walk away<br />

from a crash.<br />

Most cars have either an ANCAP<br />

or UCSR safety rating (new or used<br />

car safety rating). The two rating<br />

systems are not comparable but in<br />

each rating system, the more stars<br />

the better. You should aim for a car<br />

with 5 stars.<br />

Safety features such as Electronic<br />

Stability Control (ESC) and Curtain<br />

Airbags can enhance the safety of a<br />

car significantly and should be high<br />

priorities when deciding on which<br />

car to buy.<br />

Cars with a 5-star safety rating<br />

provide excellent protection for<br />

the driver and cause less serious<br />

injury to other drivers, pedestrians,<br />

cyclists and motorcyclists in a<br />

collision, and have a lower risk of<br />

being involved in a crash.<br />

Safer cars save lives<br />

every single day.<br />

Howsafeisyourcar.com.au<br />

provides free, independent safety<br />

information on new and used cars<br />

based on laboratory crash testing<br />

and real world crash data.<br />

It is designed and maintained by the<br />

Transport Accident Commission<br />

and is part of the Safe Vehicles<br />

pillar of Towards Zero – Victoria’s<br />

approach to road safety with a<br />

long term goal of zero deaths and<br />

serious injuries on our roads.<br />

Buying safe cars helps us get to our<br />

goal of zero.<br />

If every vehicle could be<br />

upgraded to the safest in<br />

its class, serious trauma<br />

would be reduced by a<br />

third.<br />

Safety Ratings Data<br />

Vehicle safety ratings are sourced<br />

from the Australasian New Car<br />

Assessment Program (ANCAP) and<br />

Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR),<br />

which are supported by automobile<br />

clubs as well as Australian and New<br />

Zealand governments and transport<br />

authorities.<br />

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reach 10 million by 2050. Growth is driving the<br />

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strategic transport infrastructure to expand and<br />

modernise the network. There is also a further $10<br />

billion of upgrades and improvements across road,<br />

rail and port.<br />

As of 1 July <strong>2019</strong> the Department of Transport (DoT)<br />

will incorporate the following:-<br />

• Public Transport Victoria<br />

• VicRoads<br />

• V/Line<br />

• Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria<br />

• Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne)<br />

• Victorian Regional Channels Authority<br />

• Port of Hastings Development Authority<br />

• Victorian Fisheries Authority<br />

• Gippsland Ports<br />

• VicTrack<br />

• Transport Safety Victoria<br />

• Transport Accident Commission<br />

• Office of the Chief Investigator, Transport Safety<br />

By doing so DoT will be able to integrate the<br />

transport network so everyone’s journeys can be<br />

safer, simpler and quicker – whether they drive, catch<br />

trains, trams, buses, taxis or on-demand rideshare<br />

services, cycle or walk, or move freight.<br />

As Victoria undergoes a generational shift in<br />

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transport technologies, DoT will be<br />

there to help manage the network<br />

and empower people in their<br />

transport choices.<br />

Major projects like Melbourne<br />

Metro, removing 50 dangerous and<br />

congested level crossings, the West<br />

Gate Tunnel and North East Link, as<br />

well as a $2.3 billion investment in<br />

65 high-capacity metro trains will<br />

significantly boost network capacity,<br />

move more people and freight,<br />

improve passenger services and<br />

relieve congestion.<br />

Transport Matters Party leader Rod<br />

Barton said, "I'm very pleased that<br />

commercial passenger vehicles<br />

will be included in an integrated<br />

approach to transport planning<br />

- some big picture solutions are<br />

desperately needed in Victoria and<br />

taxis and hire cars are part of that<br />

picture".<br />

"As our major city and state<br />

population continues to grow<br />

we need to ensure all modes<br />

are included in plans for road<br />

infrastructure and public transport<br />

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VICTORIA<br />

NEWS<br />

TELL YOUR STORY....<br />

HOW HAVE<br />

THE REFORMS<br />

AFFECTED<br />

YOU?<br />

Rod Barton MLC<br />

ROD BARTON MP<br />

I've made no secret that<br />

my first and perhaps<br />

most important job as<br />

leader of the Transport<br />

Matters party and its<br />

elected representative, is<br />

to seek some answers and<br />

resolution for members<br />

of the Victorian taxi and<br />

hire car industry. It is very<br />

satisfying to look back after<br />

my first six months and see<br />

a number of elements in<br />

play.<br />

One of the most important<br />

is the Parliamentary Inquiry<br />

into the Commercial<br />

Passenger Vehicle Reform<br />

legislation and the effects<br />

that legislation has had on<br />

the industry.<br />

My office has written to as<br />

many industry participants<br />

as we can find, reaching out<br />

on social media networks<br />

and through our personal<br />

contacts to encourage<br />

people to make submissions<br />

to this committee and take<br />

full advantage of what may<br />

be the very last opportunity<br />

to tell your story.<br />

The Economy and<br />

Infrastructure committee<br />

which is charged with<br />

this review, needs to hear<br />

firsthand of the heartbreak,<br />

financial devastation and<br />

frustrations faced by the taxi<br />

and hire car licence owners<br />

and the ongoing issues<br />

they have, both in their<br />

businesses and personal<br />

circumstances.<br />

They need to<br />

know how the<br />

Commercial<br />

Passenger Vehicle<br />

Reform has<br />

affected you.<br />

How else can we expect<br />

them to understand<br />

that the processes and<br />

compensation put in place,<br />

in no way compensated the<br />

industry and have caused<br />

great harm?<br />

I hope the committee,<br />

which I am a member of,<br />

will be inundated with these<br />

individual stories.<br />

Submissions to the inquiry<br />

close on 28 <strong>June</strong> and I urge<br />

everyone to write in.<br />

A submission can be as<br />

simple as a short email,<br />

or as complex as a full<br />

breakdown of your financial<br />

woes - the more they hear<br />

the better.<br />

If you're not sure what to<br />

say you can fill in a form<br />

online at https://www.<br />

parliament.vic.gov.au/<br />

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Submissions to the industry reform<br />

enquiry close 28 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

eic-lc/article/4221, answering<br />

some questions about your<br />

experiences, or send your full<br />

story to taxiinquiry@parliament.<br />

vic.gov.au<br />

Homelessness is a<br />

major issue<br />

Being a politician has come with<br />

surprises, some pleasant and<br />

some not so. One of the most<br />

shocking things I have learnt<br />

since winning representation<br />

of the Eastern Metropolitan<br />

Region is the huge impact that<br />

housing instability has on our<br />

communities. I thought that<br />

homelessness was a problem in<br />

the city, with rough sleepers only<br />

on our inner city streets.<br />

I've since learned that the<br />

problem runs far deeper.<br />

Over 14,000 people in my region<br />

accessed homelessness services<br />

in the last 12 months. What's<br />

really sad is that many of them<br />

were turned away - there simply<br />

isn't enough emergency housing<br />

available.<br />

Many are females fleeing<br />

domestic violence. Majority of<br />

these are also older females - our<br />

mothers and grandmothers -<br />

unable to afford increasing rents.<br />

This breaks my heart.<br />

I also know of taxi drivers in our<br />

industry forced to sleep in their<br />

cars because of their financial<br />

struggles. Homelessness is a<br />

problem that could touch us all.<br />

So I am trying to do my bit to<br />

raise awareness and have put my<br />

hand up to sleep rough for a night<br />

in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.<br />

My goal is to raise<br />

$10,000 and I hope<br />

you'll help me along the<br />

way - even the smallest<br />

donation will make a<br />

difference.<br />

See how I'm going at https://<br />

www.ceosleepout.org.au/<br />

fundraiser/RodBartonMP<br />

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a<br />

one-night event over one of the<br />

longest and coldest nights of the<br />

year. Hundreds of CEOs, business<br />

owners as well as community<br />

and government leaders sleep<br />

outdoors to support the many<br />

Australians who are experiencing<br />

homelessness.<br />

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• funding new initiatives<br />

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NEW<br />

VICTORIA SOUTH<br />

WALES NEWS<br />

NEWS<br />

CPVAA<br />

NEWS<br />

Your voice at state government<br />

meetings, forums and inquiries<br />

André Baruch<br />

President, CPVAA<br />

ASSOCIATION NEWS<br />

IIG meeting<br />

At the May government<br />

Industry Implementation<br />

Group meeting many topics<br />

were discussed and it is very<br />

clear that the CPVV believes<br />

that safety of drivers and<br />

passengers is their number 1<br />

priority.<br />

It was reiterated that Booking<br />

Service Providers, Owners<br />

and drivers need to become<br />

more aware and responsible<br />

for checking all safety<br />

aspects of their vehicle(s).<br />

Compliance officers are<br />

doing spot checks but it is<br />

ultimately up to the industry<br />

personnel to be conducting<br />

their own safety checks.<br />

CPVV have finally caught<br />

up with issuing Driver<br />

Accreditation renewals to<br />

those outstanding since<br />

October 2018.<br />

Vehicle accreditation<br />

renewals will start to be<br />

invoiced by the end of <strong>June</strong><br />

<strong>2019</strong> for those who have<br />

expired since October 2018.<br />

The Taxi Fare Estimator<br />

will be removed from CPVV<br />

website on 1 July and will not<br />

be replaced.<br />

ATIA conference<br />

Last month I attended the<br />

<strong>2019</strong> ATIA international<br />

conference held in Surfers<br />

Paradise, Queensland.<br />

There were many exhibitors,<br />

lots of guest speakers and<br />

opportunities to network with<br />

other industry personnel -<br />

suppliers, regulators, owners,<br />

operators and drivers.<br />

We are certainly not alone<br />

in facing the upheaval in<br />

our industry that has been<br />

brought about due to the<br />

disruption by Uber and other<br />

ride-share entities. Every<br />

state and territory in Australia<br />

are facing hurdles that<br />

government and industry<br />

are attempting to overcome<br />

and/or work with to make<br />

this industry once again a<br />

level playing field for all.<br />

Some areas have been more<br />

successful than others.<br />

During one of the panel<br />

sessions the question was<br />

asked whether States were<br />

thinking of putting a cap<br />

on the number of taxi, hire<br />

car and ride share vehicle<br />

licences/accreditation issued.<br />

NSW - No cap on taxis<br />

envisaged.<br />

NSW - Not licensing ride<br />

share vehicles at all (these<br />

ride share vehicles must<br />

be registered as business<br />

vehicles - and pay higher<br />

registration fees accordingly).<br />

VIC - industry is deregulated<br />

therefore no caps will be<br />

emplaced on the number<br />

of taxis, hire cars and ride<br />

share vehicles allowed to be<br />

accredited.<br />

QLD - No caps on taxis, hire<br />

cars, limousines or ride share<br />

vehicles.<br />

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There was a overwhelming<br />

positive response by the<br />

conference attendees to our class<br />

action which is being handled by<br />

Maurice Blackburn. Many have<br />

already registered to be part of<br />

this - have you? The class action<br />

is still open and it is not too late to<br />

join. Visit the Maurice Blackburn<br />

website for details.<br />

Touting offences to<br />

be reintroduced<br />

The industry will be consulted<br />

in a series of roundtable<br />

conversations hosted by CPVV<br />

and the Department of Transport<br />

during July and August. These<br />

roundtables will consider, among<br />

other things, how a touting<br />

offence could be constructed and<br />

whether it would be effective.<br />

At a recent Victorian Industry<br />

Implementation Group meeting<br />

members were advised that CPVV<br />

is working to gather evidence<br />

on the extent of the touting<br />

problem. At the same time the<br />

regulator is also compiling data<br />

on whether touters are compliant<br />

with vehicle registration and driver<br />

accreditation laws.<br />

Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford<br />

said in a response to Transport<br />

Matters leader Rod Barton’s<br />

questions, that it was critical<br />

that if a touting offence was<br />

reintroduced that it addressed the<br />

shortcomings of previous touting<br />

offences, particularly in relation to<br />

practical enforcement.<br />

Cross borders<br />

We are aware of some issues<br />

relating to taxi entities of towns<br />

that sit on the border of Victoria<br />

and NSW. CPVV is also very<br />

much aware of these same issues<br />

and is working with relative NSW<br />

departments to resolve these as<br />

smoothly and quickly as possible.<br />

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NEWS<br />

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REGULATOR UPDATE<br />

In acknowledging the crucial role that access to<br />

Commercial Passenger Vehicles (CPV) play in<br />

the social and economic inclusion of persons<br />

with a disability or health condition, Commercial<br />

Passenger Vehicles Victoria is conducting surveys<br />

to assist in understanding the lived experience of<br />

the industry from the perspective of Users, Drivers<br />

and Booking Service Providers.<br />

The surveys are confidential and anonymous.<br />

The data collected from the surveys will compile<br />

a report on the state of accessibility within the<br />

industry.<br />

Drivers have<br />

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The report will identify opportunities for<br />

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Notifiable<br />

incident<br />

reporting<br />

Since 1 March <strong>2019</strong> to 30 April <strong>2019</strong>. industry<br />

participants have notified the CPVV of 65 incidents.<br />

Notifiable incident reporting provides the<br />

government with valuable insight into identifying<br />

trends that will assist in shaping key safety priorities<br />

facing the commercial passenger vehicle (CPV)<br />

industry.<br />

CPVV state that they wish to support all industry<br />

participants to respective safety obligations in order<br />

to provide all Victorians and visitors to Victoria a<br />

safe, accessible and customer focused CPV industry.<br />

Most reported incidents relate to:<br />

• the assault of any person<br />

• vehicle collision and/or accidental injury of any<br />

person<br />

• inappropriate conduct and/or verbal abuse<br />

• incidents reported on theft.<br />

60 per cent of these incidents required attendance of<br />

a police officer and/or health professional.<br />

It's important that all notifiable incidents are reported<br />

to the CPVV within 10 business days as required by<br />

the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017<br />

(Act).<br />

Driver<br />

accreditation<br />

application<br />

delays<br />

Processing times at CPVV for driver accreditation<br />

applications, will unfortunately take significantly<br />

longer than the usual timeframe.<br />

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission<br />

(ACIC), which completes police history checks on<br />

their behalf, has advised that it is experiencing<br />

significant delays processing applications.<br />

This means CPVV won’t receive the results of<br />

drivers’ national history police checks as quickly<br />

as usual.<br />

Drivers who have applied online will receive<br />

confirmation emails as they progress through<br />

each step of the application process, including<br />

when their police check has been submitted and<br />

completed.<br />

Applicants will receive their application result in<br />

due course.<br />

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VICTORIAN INDUSTRY<br />

STATISTICS<br />

The statistical figures<br />

on this page are as at<br />

30 April <strong>2019</strong><br />

TOTAL REGISTERED<br />

COMMERCIAL PASSENGER VEHICLES (CPV)<br />

30-Sep-17 31-Dec-17 30-Jun-18 31-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 30-Apr-19<br />

TOTAL CPVs<br />

AS AT 31/1/19<br />

61,999<br />

CPVs INCREASE<br />

SINCE SEPTEMBER 2017<br />

733%<br />

37104<br />

5000<br />

7271<br />

9615<br />

10876<br />

9788<br />

50192<br />

9952<br />

636<br />

745<br />

865<br />

931<br />

816<br />

834<br />

2824<br />

13396<br />

52483<br />

54153<br />

UNBOOKED CPVS WHEELCHAIR VEHICLES BOOKED CPVS<br />

IN A NUTSHELL !<br />

UNBOOKED CPVs<br />

COUNT IS DOWN<br />

164 4,952<br />

Since Mar <strong>2019</strong> Since Oct 2017<br />

WHEELCHAIR CPVs<br />

COUNT IS DOWN<br />

18 198<br />

Since Mar <strong>2019</strong> Since Oct 2017<br />

BOOKED CPVs<br />

COUNT IS UP<br />

1,670 51,329<br />

COMPLIANCE OUTCOMES - for April <strong>2019</strong><br />

Vehicle Inspections 386<br />

Infringement Notice 1<br />

Official Warning (Written warning) 2<br />

Rectification Notice (CPVV defect notice) 64<br />

Defect Notice (VicRoads defect notice) 1<br />

NUMBER OF ACCREDITED<br />

VICTORIAN CPV <strong>DRIVE</strong>RS<br />

30-Sep-17 31-Dec-17 30-Jun-18<br />

31-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 30-Apr-19<br />

62076<br />

65543<br />

81089<br />

92479<br />

94795<br />

95029<br />

ACCREDITED CPV <strong>DRIVE</strong>RS<br />

Since Mar <strong>2019</strong><br />

Since Oct 2017<br />

SOURCE: These figures are updated and published monthly on the Commercial<br />

Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) website<br />

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WESTERN<br />

AUSTRALIA<br />

NEWS<br />

NEW RATES -<br />

MOTOR INJURY<br />

INSURANCE<br />

From 1 July <strong>2019</strong>, motor injury<br />

insurance premium rates will change to<br />

be consistent for all small vehicles used<br />

for similar passenger transport services.<br />

Currently there is a significant difference<br />

in premium rates charged for taxis and<br />

other on-demand passenger transport<br />

vehicles.<br />

Currently a metropolitan taxi pays<br />

$1,603 and a vehicle used for charter<br />

work, such as Uber bookings or private<br />

charter, pays $516. Both vehicles<br />

are used for on-demand passenger<br />

transport.<br />

The Insurance Commission of Western<br />

Australia’s review of motor injury<br />

insurance rates will see the premium<br />

rate reduce for:<br />

• almost 2,000 metro taxis from<br />

$1,603 to $604; and<br />

• country buses from $774 to $358,<br />

so that country bus premiums<br />

match premium rates for school<br />

buses.<br />

Owners of metro taxis, country taxis,<br />

hire vehicles, and vehicles used for<br />

hire and reward (except buses) will be<br />

charged the same premium rate for<br />

motor injury insurance.<br />

The cost of motor injury insurance for<br />

these on-demand vehicles from 1 July<br />

<strong>2019</strong> will be $604 inclusive of GST and<br />

Insurance Duty.<br />

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Camera<br />

STANDARDS<br />

From July <strong>2019</strong>, all WA taxis will<br />

transition to rank or hail Passenger<br />

Transport Vehicles (PTV) and new<br />

standards will change the way<br />

mandated camera systems for<br />

these vehicles are regulated.<br />

Metropolitan rank or hail<br />

PTVs (taxis)<br />

All vehicles previously licensed as<br />

a metropolitan taxi, which have a<br />

camera surveillance unit that meets<br />

the 2017 Standard, will have until<br />

July 2020 to upgrade to the new<br />

Standard.<br />

All new metropolitan rank or hail<br />

PTVs must have an approved<br />

camera surveillance unit installed<br />

before PTV authorisation is granted.<br />

Regional rank or hail PTVs<br />

(country taxis)<br />

Previously, there has been no<br />

requirement for country taxis to be<br />

fitted with a camera surveillance unit.<br />

All existing taxis and new rank or<br />

hail PTVs that primarily operate<br />

outside the Perth metropolitan<br />

region (which excludes the<br />

Mandurah and Murray regions) have<br />

until July 2020 to install a camera<br />

meeting the <strong>2019</strong> Standard.<br />

If a country taxi does any work in<br />

the metropolitan area they must<br />

have a camera system of some type<br />

installed.<br />

Authorised on-demand<br />

booking services<br />

From 2 July <strong>2019</strong>, booking services<br />

will hold responsibility for:<br />

• ensuring camera surveillance<br />

unit devices are installed<br />

properly and maintained in<br />

working order; and<br />

• ensuring the security of<br />

recordings on the devices.<br />

From July 2020, booking services<br />

will hold responsibility for providing<br />

recordings to WA Police, the<br />

Department of Transport and other<br />

agencies, when requested.<br />

CHARTER VEHICLE signage<br />

From July 2 <strong>2019</strong>, charter vehicles offering on-demand passenger transport services will be required to have a sign,<br />

sticker or livery that identifies them as a Passenger Transport Vehicle (PTV) while operating.<br />

While taxi vehicles have always been required to display signage that identifies them as a taxi, charter vehicles have<br />

not been required to have any identification.<br />

As of 2 July <strong>2019</strong>, on-demand charter<br />

vehicles will be required to display a<br />

sign in the left of the rear window of the<br />

vehicle while operating, that identifies it<br />

as an on-demand charter vehicle.<br />

The sign must identify the on-demand<br />

booking service that the vehicle is<br />

taking bookings for by name or logo,<br />

and be visible during the day and night.<br />

Identifying stickers or wraps on the<br />

outside of the vehicle will be allowed as<br />

an alternative to the sign.<br />

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AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTS<br />

<strong>2019</strong><br />

International<br />

Taxi<br />

Conference<br />

26-30 May <strong>2019</strong><br />

Surfers Paradise Qld.<br />

From 2002 -> 2018 the number of passengers<br />

flying in, around and out of Australia has doubled.<br />

Many Australian airports offer free drop-off and<br />

pick-up for taxi and rideshare customers. Some<br />

airports have a "short fare system" in place - so<br />

the driver is not sent to the back of the main<br />

queue after transporting passengers to their<br />

nearby destination. Instead that just go to the<br />

end of the "short fare" queue.<br />

~ Joeley Pettit, Corporate Affairs Director, Australian<br />

Airports Association<br />

Uber is the icon of the gig economy - it is aggressive in wielding political power. In the<br />

beginning it was able to easily evade tax and therefore could supplement drivers' low<br />

income. It has 3.9 million drivers in 60+ countries around the world. In Australia there<br />

has been an explosion of ABN registrants - and this is primarily due to those entities<br />

who are providing gig economy services - Uber, Airtasker, etc. The Federal government<br />

should be offering compensation for the disruption it has allowed!<br />

~ Alison Pennington, Economist, Centre for Future Work


COMPULSORY THIRD PARTY<br />

Neil Singleton<br />

Insurance Commissioner,<br />

Queensland Treasury<br />

Queensland has the highest<br />

premiums and Victoria has the<br />

lowest. Because of ride share<br />

vehicles, there are more people on<br />

the roads - therefore more claims<br />

- therefore high premiums. Every<br />

state and territory approaches<br />

CTP insurance differently. There<br />

is no "one size" fits all approach<br />

available.<br />

DUTY OF CARE<br />

Leonie Kyriacou<br />

Partner, Pigott Stinson Lawyers<br />

Network Service Providers<br />

do not have a duty of care to<br />

passengers. It is the driver who<br />

is responsible for the safety of<br />

the passenger and the Owner<br />

who is responsible for ensuring<br />

the vehicle is safe to travel in.<br />

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES<br />

Marcus Burke<br />

Director, Automated Vehicles,<br />

National Transport Commission<br />

New purpose built national laws for<br />

autonomous vehicles in Australia are<br />

being developed.<br />

Fully autonomous vehicles are not<br />

here yet, but there is enormous dollars<br />

being invested.<br />

There are currently AVs permitted in<br />

highway mode and within CBD areas -<br />

because detailed mapping is available.<br />

There will be significant improvement<br />

re crashes, but probably never zero.<br />

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Victorian Centres Against Sexual<br />

Assault recently held a forum<br />

whereby information was collected,<br />

collated and reported on the various<br />

national statistics regarding sexual<br />

assaults in Australia. We have<br />

produced a summary of the report<br />

on the next page.<br />

As you will see there is a high<br />

number of females who are<br />

assaulted (physically and/or<br />

verbally) in their homes and 93% of<br />

the time the perpetrator was a male.<br />

In your travels as a taxi or hire car<br />

driver you have no doubt seen and<br />

heard about such horrific crimes.<br />

Please encourage any victims<br />

to report the crimes to Crime<br />

Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at<br />

crimestoppers.com.au. Similarly,<br />

please take a moment to<br />

anonymously report perpetrators.<br />

With more eyes and ears looking<br />

out for our fellow community<br />

members, we can go a long way to<br />

stamping down sexual assault in<br />

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Sexual Assaults<br />

National<br />

Sexual<br />

Statistics<br />

Assaults Statistics<br />

SEXUAL ASSAULT STATISTICS Women Male<br />

Experience sexual assault > 15 years old 17% 4%<br />

Non-penetrative sexual assault < 16 years old 20.60% 10.50%<br />

Penetrative sexual assault < 16 years old 7.90% 7.50%<br />

# of male offenders<br />

Childhood Incest / sexual penetration prosecution results<br />

Childhood Rape prosecution results<br />

Sexual offences conviction results<br />

93%<br />

17%<br />

14%<br />

17%<br />

Violence against women and their children cost Australian economy<br />

Sexual assailant was known to the victim<br />

Sexual assailant was a stranger to the victim<br />

#1 category of victim/survivors of sexual violence *<br />

#2 category of victim/survivors of sexual violence *<br />

$13.6 billion<br />

15%<br />

4%<br />

10-15 years old<br />

15-24 years old<br />

* Reported rapes in Victoria (study of 850 women)<br />

FAMILY VIOLENCE & STALKING Women Male<br />

Most recent incident of physical assault was by a male in their home 62% 8%<br />

Violence by a partner since 15 years old 17% 5%<br />

Emotional abuse by a partner since 15 years old 25% 14%<br />

Experienced stalking 19% 8%<br />

Children who have witnessed violence in their home<br />

27%<br />

Older women experience violence and abuse at higher rates compared to older men<br />

REPORTED RAPES IN VICTORIA (study of 850 women)<br />

Identified with a disability 26.50%<br />

- Psychiatic disability or mental health issue 58.50%<br />

- Intellectual disability 22.10%<br />

WOMEN IN CUSTODIAL SETTINGS study of 100 women in SE Queensland prisons<br />

Abuse prior to imprisonment 98%<br />

- Sexual abuse 89%<br />

- Emotional Abuse 70%<br />

- Ritual abuse 16%<br />

Abuse was experienced in childhood<br />

majority<br />

Abuse was experienced in childhood < 5 years old 37%<br />

Indigenous women are over represented as victims of interpersonal violence<br />

Interpersonal violence increases the further away one lives from a capital city.<br />

RE-OCCURING SEXUAL OFFENDERS<br />

Treated sex offenders who re-offend<br />

Non-treated sex offenders<br />

- adolescent sex offenders are more responsive to treatement than adults<br />

9.90%<br />

17.30%<br />

NOTE: This data has been supplied by the Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASA) Forum and is printed here with permission.<br />

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NEW<br />

SOUTH<br />

WALES<br />

NEWS<br />

60 YEARS<br />

IN THE GAME<br />

WOW!<br />

When asked to pen a few words on our 60+<br />

years of journey, my first reaction was the<br />

journal is not large enough. I will however<br />

highlight the more pertinent achievements.<br />

On 2 May 1959, I married Jenifer Anne O’Brien<br />

at St Thomas Church, Enfield. By this time,<br />

I had been driving taxis as a part time radio<br />

operative for the Cumberland Cabs Cooperative.<br />

After leaving our wedding reception to head<br />

for Wyong (our first night), I travelled first to<br />

the Cumberland base in Ashton Street, Rosehill<br />

(next to the racecourse) to introduce my “new<br />

wife’’ to my workmates. Jeni reckons she<br />

should have realised then that this was going<br />

to be a three-way marriage.<br />

In 1963, our first son Scott was born, closely<br />

followed by Brett, Dean & Marc. By then, I<br />

worked out what caused pregnancy.<br />

Through their adolescent years, they gave<br />

us much pleasure, joy and along with their<br />

beautiful partners have gifted us with seven<br />

wonderful grandchildren.<br />

From a casual radio operator at 20 years of<br />

age to radio manager at 22 years to Operations<br />

Manager then Secretary Manager - my<br />

progression through Cumberland Cabs moved<br />

swiftly.<br />

It was always my aim to have a One Stop Shop<br />

network for taxi operators and drivers and we<br />

ventured into tyre re-treading, panel repairs,<br />

taxi meters, radio repairs, muffler and exhaust<br />

shop. We also started a security company<br />

adjunct C.O.P.S. (cabs on patrol) whereby we<br />

secured security licences for selected drivers<br />

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who carried out security work<br />

during their shift.<br />

We also designed (in house) the<br />

first computer aided dispatch<br />

system in NSW. Jointly with the<br />

NSW government and NSW Taxi<br />

Council we developed and built<br />

the first stretched sedan (an XD<br />

Falcon) for wheelchair clients. This<br />

was launched by the then Minister<br />

for Transport-Barry Unsworth.<br />

In the early 70s, Jeni realised if you<br />

can’t beat them, join them and she<br />

attained her taxi licence and drove<br />

day shift Monday to Friday for 10<br />

years which was a massive help<br />

towards the payment of our loan for<br />

our first Taxi T7165 (CAR95).<br />

We (my fellow directors and I)<br />

continued to develop our business<br />

projects and in the late 80s we<br />

proposed a management takeover<br />

of our co-operative to convert to<br />

a company, which was accepted<br />

by our co-operative members with<br />

most of them taking up shares in<br />

the new company Adelhill Ltd.<br />

Our next step was to invite other<br />

existing networks to join us in a new<br />

company Premier Cabs. ABC Cabs,<br />

Northern District Cabs, Western<br />

District Cabs (all co-operatives)<br />

joined our joint venture operation<br />

and to this day Premier Cabs are<br />

still the second largest network in<br />

NSW.<br />

Through all these projects, Jeni has<br />

been at my side to assist, advise<br />

and support me and my fellow<br />

directors and her knowledge of the<br />

taxi industry is amazing.<br />

By 1996, I felt I needed a change<br />

and decided on a sea change.<br />

Moving to Ulladulla and purchasing<br />

Milton Ulladulla Taxi service. In<br />

retrospect, this was a massive<br />

gamble leaving a position of Joint<br />

Managing Director of Premier Cabs<br />

to venture into unknown territory.<br />

Early days were tight but again<br />

Jeni stepped up and drove the hire<br />

cars, doing school runs and veteran<br />

transport, which helped to build the<br />

successful business we have today.<br />

My sincere thanks to my first two<br />

Chairmen back in the 60s Jack<br />

Nattrass and Erie Gray (both<br />

Brian and Jeni Wilkins<br />

deceased), my close friend and<br />

business partner of 25 years Peter<br />

Hyer, and all my fellow directors of<br />

Cumberland Cabs, Reliable Cabs,<br />

and Premier Cabs.<br />

Also thanks to my friends and<br />

business colleagues-John Bowe,<br />

Howard Harrison and Reg Kermode<br />

who have counselled and advised<br />

me during my many years as a<br />

director of both the NSW Taxi<br />

Industry Association and NSW Taxi<br />

Council. Without their guidance, my<br />

business management skills would<br />

not have reached their potential.<br />

When it’s all boiled down, if that<br />

beautiful young twenty-year-old<br />

had not said “I do” on 2 May 1959,<br />

I would never have reached the<br />

milestones we have achieved. I love<br />

you Jeni!<br />

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NEW<br />

SOUTH<br />

WALES<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>2019</strong><br />

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps fought side by side during World War I.<br />

These soldiers quickly became known as ANZACS, and the pride they took in that name<br />

endures to this day.<br />

The Anzac Day event was<br />

held on Thursday 25 April<br />

<strong>2019</strong> in Sydney and across<br />

NSW. The official order of<br />

the day commenced with<br />

the Dawn Service at the<br />

Cenotaph, Martin Place.<br />

NSW Taxi Council CEO,<br />

Martin Rogers attended the<br />

Dawn Service.<br />

The NSW Taxi Council CEO,<br />

and Deputy CEO attended<br />

the Anzac Day March, which<br />

was well supported and<br />

represented by member<br />

Network representatives.<br />

The NSW Taxi Council was<br />

also represented by the<br />

Training Manager, Christine<br />

Tyrrell, in the Government<br />

Co-ordination Centre<br />

throughout the event.<br />

We were pleased to see<br />

Veterans in Taxis moved well<br />

up in the order of the March.<br />

The taxis looked great and<br />

the event was seamless.<br />

The NSW Taxi Council would<br />

like to extend a big “Thank<br />

You” to member networks<br />

for their support and<br />

contribution in the lead up to,<br />

and on Anzac Day.<br />

We are also grateful for the<br />

support and co-ordination<br />

from RSL NSW, NSW<br />

Police and the whole of<br />

Government co-ordination<br />

throughout the planning for<br />

this event.<br />

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NSW INDUSTRY<br />

STATISTICS<br />

This information has been<br />

supplied by the NSW Point to<br />

Point Commission and NSW<br />

Roads and Maritime Services.<br />

Sydney Taxi Licence Plates<br />

average transfer value<br />

$400,000<br />

$350,000<br />

$300,000<br />

$250,000<br />

$200,000<br />

$360,000<br />

$210,000<br />

$180,000<br />

3 LICENCES WERE<br />

TRANSFERRED IN<br />

APRIL <strong>2019</strong><br />

$150,000<br />

$100,000<br />

$92,500<br />

$80,333<br />

$71,333<br />

$50,000<br />

$-<br />

$-<br />

Jan-15 Jan-16 Jan-18 Dec-18 Feb-19 Mar-19 Apr-19<br />

COMPLIANCE ACTIVITIES - for April <strong>2019</strong><br />

Taxis Hire<br />

cars<br />

Vehicle Inspections 98 8<br />

Advisory Visits (involving PSP Commission staff 49<br />

providing advice to Authorised Service Providers)<br />

Audits of Authorised Service Providers 16<br />

Notifiable occurrences (relates to accidents or<br />

incidents that are reportable)<br />

5 35<br />

# Personalised Transport VEHICLES<br />

@ 30 April <strong>2019</strong><br />

Taxis - Metropolitan 5,559<br />

Taxis - Outer Sydney 1,429<br />

# Passenger Transport Licence Code<br />

<strong>DRIVE</strong>RS @ 30 April <strong>2019</strong><br />

Taxis, Private Hire, Rideshare,<br />

Tour Drivers<br />

105,043<br />

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS<br />

TAXI<br />

conversions<br />

1300 133 353 www.avagroup.net.au<br />

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Penalties can<br />

include loss<br />

of licence,<br />

fines, prison<br />

terms and a<br />

requirement<br />

to install<br />

an alcohol<br />

interlock<br />

device.<br />

NSW new limits<br />

DRINK DRIVING is a<br />

SERIOUS OFFENCE<br />

As of May 20, <strong>2019</strong> NSW drivers who commit a lowerrange<br />

drink-driving offence for the first time may have<br />

their licence suspended immediately, effective for three<br />

months. This will be coupled with a significant fine<br />

(currently $561).<br />

The change is part of a number of reforms in the Road<br />

Safety Plan 2021 to reduce alcohol and drug related<br />

trauma on NSW roads.<br />

It is also an offence if you refuse to<br />

take a breath test.<br />

Prior to the reforms, all drivers charged with drink<br />

driving on NSW roads were required to attend court<br />

to have their penalty determined. Drivers who were<br />

charged with a low range offence did not lose their<br />

licence immediately, and were able to continue to drive<br />

until their court date.<br />

Andrew Constance, NSW Roads Minister said, “This<br />

means anyone caught drink-driving in NSW, at any<br />

level, including low-range, can now lose their licence<br />

immediately,” .<br />

“This reform makes it clear if you break the law, you will<br />

pay the price. We are taking a zero-tolerance approach<br />

to drink and drug driving.”<br />

Assistant Police Commissioner Michael Corboy said the<br />

reform would protect road users by ensuring swift and<br />

certain penalties.<br />

“Alcohol is one of the major factors in crashes that kill<br />

or injure people on NSW roads,” Mr Corboy said.<br />

“The 0.05 blood alcohol limit has been in place for<br />

almost 38 years. There are no more excuses.”<br />

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NSW DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DRUG<br />

High range PCA<br />

(0.15+), refuse<br />

breath analysis, a<br />

blood sample and/or<br />

alter concentration in<br />

the blood<br />

Mid range PCA 0.08<br />

< 0.15)<br />

Low, novice or<br />

special range PCA *<br />

(see note below)<br />

Cannabis, speed/ice,<br />

MDMA/ecstasy, or<br />

cocaine in oral fluid,<br />

blood or urine<br />

Morphine in blood or<br />

urine<br />

Penalty<br />

First<br />

offence<br />

Second +<br />

offence<br />

First<br />

offence<br />

Second +<br />

offence<br />

First<br />

offence<br />

Second +<br />

offence<br />

First<br />

offence<br />

Second +<br />

offence<br />

First<br />

offence<br />

Second +<br />

offence<br />

Penalty notice fine N/A N/A N/A N/A $561 N/A $561 N/A<br />

$3,300 $5,500 $2,200 $3,300 $2,200 $3,300 $2,200 $3,300 $2,200 $3,300<br />

Maximum prison term 18 months 2 years 9 months 12 months N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A<br />

Minimum disqualification 12 months 2 years 6 months 12 months 3 months 6 months 3 months 6 months 3 months 6 months<br />

Maximum disqualification Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 6 months Unlimited 6 months Unlimited 6 months Unlimited<br />

Automatic disqualification<br />

(disqualification period that applies in<br />

the absence of a specific court order)<br />

3 years 5 years 12 months 3 years 6 months 12 months 6 months 6 months 12 months<br />

Immediate licence suspension Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes<br />

Licence suspension (if offence is dealt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 months N/A N/A N/A<br />

with through a penalty notice)<br />

Subject to an alcohol interlock order Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A<br />

Drivers who are found with drugs in their system will also lose their<br />

licence and be slapped with the same penalties, so long as lab analysis<br />

Data supplied by NSW Roads and Maritime Services<br />

confirms the results.<br />

About 68 people died in alcohol-related crashes on NSW roads last year.<br />

The reforms will deliver swifter, consistent and more certain penalties for<br />

drink driving in NSW.<br />

If you receive an immediate licence suspension, you are required to hand<br />

your licence to Police, and are not permitted to drive. You may need to<br />

make alternative arrangements to get home from the roadside or police<br />

station.<br />

Blood alcohol concentration limits for all<br />

* Low range PCA: blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to less than 0.08<br />

* Novice range PCA: NSW blood alcohol licence concentration classes. more You than must zero for stay learner, below P1 or P2<br />

drivers<br />

these limits.<br />

* Special range PCA: blood alcohol concentration over 0.02 for special category<br />

drivers<br />

Licence class<br />

Limit<br />

Learner (L)<br />

Provisional (P1, P2)<br />

Zero<br />

Zero<br />

Full licence (car or rider) Under 0.05<br />

Public passenger vehicle<br />

drivers – bus, taxi etc<br />

Coach or heavy vehicle<br />

(over 13.9 tonnes GVM or<br />

GCM) driver<br />

Dangerous goods vehicle<br />

driver<br />

Fully licensed drivers from<br />

interstate and overseas<br />

Under 0.02<br />

Under 0.02<br />

Under 0.02<br />

Under 0.05<br />

Data supplied by NSW Roads and Maritime Services<br />

DRINK DRIVING HAS NO<br />

PLACE ON OUR ROADS


NEW<br />

SOUTH<br />

WALES<br />

NEWS<br />

TRAINING NEWS<br />

Operator On Boarding<br />

has now commenced<br />

The NSW Taxi Council is delighted to<br />

report that the Operator on Boarding<br />

process is now well underway, with<br />

over 350 Operators now On Boarded.<br />

Congratulations to Premier Cabs who have<br />

led a bulk of Operators On Boarded to date.<br />

The first pilot training session was held<br />

on Wednesday 8th May <strong>2019</strong>, with over 20<br />

Operators involved.<br />

The Point to Point Transport Regulations<br />

require that under Division 2, Clause 3 of<br />

the Safety Management System;<br />

(3) “A provider of a passenger service or<br />

booking service must regularly consult with<br />

other persons who have a safety duty that<br />

relates to the service and keep a record of<br />

the consultations.”<br />

WHAT'S ON<br />

VIVID SYDNEY<br />

24 May to 15 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Vivid Sydney is the world’s<br />

largest festival of light, music<br />

and ideas.<br />

The event places a spotlight<br />

on Sydney and reinforces its<br />

position as the home of light,<br />

creativity, cutting edge music,<br />

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engaging conversations and the<br />

exchange of new ideas. In 2018<br />

Vivid Sydney attracted 2.25<br />

million attendees and injected<br />

over $172 million into NSW’s<br />

visitor economy.<br />

Taxi Commissionaires will be<br />

operating the special event taxi<br />

ranks right throughout the event<br />

to ensure that patrons visiting<br />

this wonderful event can get to<br />

and from the event in a safe and<br />

reliable taxi service.


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<strong>DRIVE</strong>R ACCREDITATION<br />

RENEWAL FEES<br />

Another example of Dan Andrews ripping off the<br />

taxi industry. Last year it cost $27 to renew our<br />

taxi licence for three years. This year it is $33.20<br />

for one year. It's a 270% increase..... incredible!<br />

Do the Uber drivers get slugged???? If it is all<br />

of the ride-share drivers then it 95,000 times<br />

$33.20. That's a hell of a lot of money to the State<br />

Government.<br />

_________________ Luke N.<br />

Yes all ride share drivers will also be charged the<br />

new $33.20 fee and yes it is now a yearly fee. As<br />

Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria are just<br />

now catching up on issuing invoices for renewals<br />

outstanding from October 2018, some drivers may<br />

receive another invoice in less than 12 months’<br />

time. ~ Ed.<br />

UBER SAFETY - HA!<br />

Nothing could be further from the truth<br />

about Uber safety. Some of their drivers<br />

cannot drive a motor car. Quite often they<br />

drive on the wrong side of multi lane roads.<br />

I drive taxis at night and numerous times<br />

I have seen passengers getting out of the<br />

boot of many an Uber driven vehicle.<br />

Also there are booking service providers<br />

who are forcing older taxis off the road. But<br />

there are also booking service providers<br />

who want an extra $165 a month to keep<br />

those same cars on the road.<br />

This is nothing more than extorsion.<br />

How does paying $165 more to a<br />

booking service provider for an older<br />

vehicle make the vehicle any safer?<br />

_____________________ Michael D.<br />

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NEWS FROM<br />

world<br />

around the<br />

USA - BOSTON by Christopher Carey<br />

Boston has launched the second<br />

edition of a competition to reduce<br />

traffic fatalities and accidents by<br />

providing cash incentives through<br />

a smartphone app which assesses<br />

driver performance.<br />

The app, Boston’s Safest Driver,<br />

allows users who download it<br />

between May and July the chance<br />

to compete for prizes from a pool of<br />

over US$25,000, which was provided<br />

by Liberty Mutual Insurance.<br />

Funding for the development of<br />

the project came from a Road to<br />

Zero grant from the National Safety<br />

Council.<br />

Motorists who download the app<br />

are assessed on five metrics: speed,<br />

acceleration, braking, cornering, and<br />

phone distraction. The competition<br />

was first held in 2016, where a pool<br />

of US$4,500 in prizes was awarded<br />

to drivers with the highest scores.<br />

Kris Carter, Co-Chair of the Boston<br />

Mayor’s Office of New Urban<br />

Mechanics, said: “We were thrilled<br />

with the feedback from people<br />

using the app to compete with<br />

their friends, family, neighbours<br />

and co-workers over ‘best driver’<br />

bragging rights. It’s not just people<br />

driving safer on our streets; there<br />

is a real civic good that can come<br />

from the aggregated data generated.<br />

Once analysed, it could lead to very<br />

insightful transportation planning<br />

decisions.”<br />

The app is part of the city’s broader<br />

Vision Zero strategy, which aims<br />

to eliminate all traffic fatalities<br />

and severe injuries by 2030 while<br />

increasing equitable mobility.<br />

SCOTLAND<br />

by Michael Murphy<br />

Tougher laws could be<br />

introduced to tackle illegal<br />

ply-for-hire by private hire<br />

drivers in Glasgow after<br />

councillors spoke up about<br />

the dangers of entering a<br />

vehicle which has not been<br />

pre-booked.<br />

Ministers at Westminster<br />

are currently working on a<br />

bill to address issues within<br />

the licensing trade and<br />

protect public health and<br />

safety.<br />

108 private hire drivers<br />

across Glasgow had their<br />

licence suspended for<br />

illegally plying for hire over<br />

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LONDON Katie Challans, Taxi Intelligence<br />

Kapten, the French ride-hailing<br />

app backed by Daimler and BMW,<br />

has launched in London, coupled<br />

with a feisty ad campaign taking a<br />

swipe at Uber’s tax arrangements.<br />

It follows Kapten obtaining<br />

a licence from TfL, London’s<br />

transport regulator, to operate<br />

its private-hire vehicle (PHV)<br />

service in the U.K. capital city. The<br />

company first launched in France<br />

in 2012, growing quickly in Paris,<br />

and has since expanded to Lisbon<br />

and Geneva.<br />

Specifically, Kapten’s new billboard<br />

ad campaign calls out Uber for<br />

avoiding local sales tax: “Others<br />

avoid paying VAT in the UK – that’s<br />

not uber cool.”<br />

In contrast, Kapten says it pays<br />

taxes locally in every market in<br />

which it operates. The ad then<br />

goes on to tell Londoners that<br />

using Kapten “might just be your<br />

best decision today.”<br />

In a press release driving home<br />

the point, Kapten notes that Uber<br />

has faced criticism in the U.K.<br />

for paying little tax to the U.K.<br />

government and avoiding VAT on<br />

top of its service fee due to the<br />

U.S. company’s Dutch tax location.<br />

“Uber had an estimated £1bn of<br />

ride bookings in the U.K. in 2018.<br />

If 20 percent VAT was added to its<br />

25 percent commission, the U.K.<br />

Exchequer would get an additional<br />

£50m per year,” says Kapten.<br />

The ride-hailing app is launching<br />

with a 50%-off offer on rides.<br />

After the launch, Kapten claims<br />

that its low pricing will still mean<br />

fares are on average 20% cheaper<br />

than competitors. “Trips in the<br />

congestion charge zone will be<br />

at least £2 cheaper than Uber<br />

due to congestion and clean-air<br />

fees,” says the French company,<br />

promising to cover the congestion<br />

charge on behalf of its drivers for<br />

the rest of <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

the past five years but Councillor<br />

Alex Wilson, chair of the Licensing<br />

Committee, has said: "These<br />

are figures from the council’s<br />

enforcement officers so the<br />

number could well be higher."<br />

The figures, as reported by the<br />

Glasgow Live, are as follows: In<br />

2014, 14 people were caught<br />

pirating. This increased to 17 in<br />

2015. There was a slight dip to 11<br />

in 2016 but figures climbed to 34 in<br />

2017 and 32 in 2018.<br />

Mr Wilson believes the issue<br />

is "more widespread than it<br />

seems and tougher laws could<br />

be the answer to catching more<br />

perpetrators.”<br />

Illegally plying for hire, also known<br />

as "Pirating" is where a private<br />

hire car or minicab, picks up<br />

passengers off the street who have<br />

not booked in advance.<br />

These can lead to a number of<br />

serious issues including passenger<br />

safety and invalidation of the<br />

licences insurance. Drivers are also<br />

known to often charge passengers<br />

a higher fare than they would<br />

have if booked through a licensed<br />

operator.<br />

Mr Wilson said: “The problem is<br />

more widespread than it seems.<br />

These are figures from the council’s<br />

enforcement officers so the<br />

number could well be higher.<br />

"Ministers at Westminster are<br />

currently working on a Bill that<br />

would address concerns with the<br />

licensing trade and protect public<br />

health and safety.<br />

“If it is passed it will hopefully give<br />

licensing boards more powers to<br />

crack down on the problem. This<br />

would hopefully mean tougher<br />

introducing tougher sanctions.<br />

“But this idea is in the very early<br />

stages. I think more will be done<br />

when we speak to the Scottish<br />

Government.”<br />

Mr Wilson continued: “Glasgow<br />

is ahead of the game and we are<br />

leading the way in tackling the<br />

issue, but pirating is not an issue<br />

unique to Glasgow.”<br />

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35


NEWS FROM<br />

world<br />

around the<br />

Warren Buffett was asked by the<br />

New York Financial Crisis Inquiry<br />

Commission in 2010 how housing<br />

prices got so detached from reality.<br />

"That was a mass delusion," he<br />

explained, "reinforced by rapidly<br />

rising prices that discredited the few<br />

sceptics who warned of trouble."<br />

He acknowledged: "I was wrong on<br />

it too."<br />

Those words, from the greatest<br />

investor and capital-allocator of all<br />

time, are worth remembering as city<br />

and state officials, reacting to two<br />

New York Times articles, raced last<br />

week to examine what went wrong in<br />

the taxi industry. The series showed<br />

how prices for medallions got superinflated<br />

before the crash, which has<br />

wrecked the lives of many drivers<br />

who bought them and may have led<br />

to suicides.<br />

The parallels to the housing bubble<br />

are many. Drivers, most of them<br />

immigrants, wanted to invest in<br />

medallions, and bankers were<br />

eager to lend them money to do so.<br />

Bloomberg administration officials at<br />

the Taxi and Limousine Commission<br />

were cheerleaders for the bubble<br />

because it meant more revenue for<br />

the city. No one was prepared for<br />

Uber to disrupt the entire enterprise.<br />

The lessons to be taken from this<br />

awful episode are familiar. First, every<br />

investment carries risk, and the more<br />

borrowing—or leverage—involved, the<br />

greater that risk is. Second, bankers—<br />

whose commissions or bonuses<br />

hinge on how many loans they write—<br />

will not police the system. Third,<br />

although regulators can't predict the<br />

future, part of their job is not to let a<br />

single asset dominate a credit union<br />

or bank's loan portfolio.<br />

Time and again, people smart enough<br />

to know better put their knowledge<br />

aside to chase the next pot of gold.<br />

Even Buffett did it during the housing<br />

bubble, when he was (and still is)<br />

a major shareholder in Moody's,<br />

which routinely rated packages of<br />

junk mortgages AAA. If Buffett can<br />

be fooled by mass delusion, what<br />

chance do the rest of us have?<br />

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42 <strong>DRIVE</strong> <strong>A2B</strong> magazine · <strong>June</strong> <strong>2019</strong>


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Spend less time filling up<br />

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Add All-New RAV4 Hybrid to your fleet<br />

RAV4 GX Hybrid AWD shown<br />

All-New RAV4 Hybrid is Toyota’s first Hybrid SUV released in Australia.<br />

Offering lower fuel consumption than a conventional petrol vehicle of<br />

just 4.7L/100km* (combined), it allows your drivers to go further on a<br />

single tank. That means fewer fuel stops, and more fares. What’s more,<br />

you’ll enjoy low running costs and potentially reduced rego^ too.<br />

To find out more, hail down a Toyota Fleet Specialist by calling<br />

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toyota.com.au/fleet<br />

*Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition,<br />

load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined (4.7L/100km) for auto models. ^Hybrid vehicle registration fees vary between states/<br />

territories. For details about available discounts and eligibility criteria, refer to the Road Traffic Authority in your area.<br />

RAV4 GX Hybrid AWD shown. It is the responsibility of the taxi/rideshare operator to ensure compliance with regulations applicable in the operator’s<br />

State or Territory. Toyota Australia accepts no responsibility or liability for any expense, damage or loss relating to any taxi conversion of any vehicle.<br />

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