Pam Beggs

Pam Beggs

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    Phone-in next month on taxi control act review

    27/12/1992 12:00 AM
     
     
    A special phone-in will be held next month for the taxi industry and the public to put their views on the recently released independent review of the Taxi Car Control Act.
     
    Transport Minister Pam Beggs today said the Government was keen for owners and drivers as well as members of the public to comment on the review's recommendations and findings.
     
    She urged the industry to look at all the recommendations in the review.
     
    "The study contains a wide range of suggestions for change," Mrs Beggs said.
     
    "Obviously, some of them will not be acceptable to the industry or to the Government but it is important that all the recommendations are considered rather than the focus being channelled on just one or two of them."
     
    Mrs Beggs said she well understood taxi drivers would be strongly against significant changes to fare structures, including discounting.
     
    "Just because a recommendation is in the report does not mean it will be incorporated into the Ministerial review due to go to Parliament next year," she said.
     
    "I also have concerns over the suggestion that passengers should be able to negotiate fares with individual drivers.
     
    "It is for reasons such as this that the report is open to public comment and their views will be taken into account in preparing the final review."
     
    Mrs Beggs said the phone-in would be held on Tuesday, January 12 and the numbers to ring were 389 0678 or 389 0697.
     
    Written submissions on the independent review should be sent to the Office of the Minister for Transport, 12th floor, Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street, West Perth.