McGowan Govt To Adopt Reforms For Taxi And Charter Industries

McGowan Govt To Adopt Reforms For Taxi And Charter Industries

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti

Fresh Start For Taxi And On-Demand Transport Reform

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  • New on-demand transport legislation to be introduced this year
  • Options being developed for greater support for taxi plate owners
  • Armadale MLA Tony Buti appointed to co-ordinate and assist in the reform process

McGowan Government will adopt a new direction for reform of Western Australia’s taxi and charter industries.

“We will work to end the uncertainty that remains in Western Australia’s taxi and on-demand transport sector.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said considerable uncertainty remained over the future of the taxi and on-demand transport sector, following the previous government’s failed reform process.

State Government will introduce new legislation by the end of 2017 that will cover both metropolitan and regional areas.

“Dr. Tony Buti has a strong background in law, industrial relations and working with community and industry groups.” Ms. Saffioti said.

Department of Transport will also investigate options to assist plate owners who have been left out-of-pocket, including an industry-funded buyback scheme.

Process will be co-ordinated by Armadale MLA Tony Buti and will include a fresh round of consultation with the industry, with a focus on engaging with existing taxi plate owners.

“He is well placed to assist me in co-ordinating the McGowan Government’s new approach to reforming the taxi and on-demand transport industry.”