Annastacia Palaszczuk has botched the introduction of ridesharing services, leaving thousands of taxi owners and operators angry, frustrated and out of pocket. The LNP will treat drivers, owners and operators with respect as we try to repair the damage caused by this Labor Government.
We will ensure safe transport for passengers and drivers while also sensibly removing red tape to benefit passengers by easing the pressure on fares.
We have announced our plan to restore confidence to the personalised transport industry and ensure there is a level playing field for taxis and ridesharing operators.
The plan will create a fair, safe and stable industry through the appointment of an independent Personalised Transport Commissioner who will act as an ombudsman for the industry and a source of independent advice for the Minister. The Commissioner will be responsible for recommending safety requirements including CTP insurance, safety cameras, vehicle identification, licensing and registration.
The LNP will also establish a Personalised Transport Ministerial Council, consisting of the Minister, Commissioner and industry. This plan will ensure safe transport for passengers and drivers while also sensibly removing red tape to benefit passengers by easing the pressure on fares.