COMMON SENSE TRANSPORT
Add Your Name To Support TCQ Common Sense Transport
Taxi Council Queensland aims to unify & provide a voice for Queenland's taxi industry, and we need your help.

We have developed 20 suggested key strategies to help level the playing field for Queensland's transport industry while maintaining the high standard the public deserves.

Items like thorough police checks, correct insurance, industry standard cameras, GPS units, and fatigue management programs are all integral to keeping our industry & community as safe as possible.

By signing this petition, you will be sending a strong message to our government that you support Queensland small business and believe there should be an across the board unification of rules and regulations to solidify the transport industry and provide the public with the best possible service in the safest manner.

Thank you for your support,
Your voice is our voice
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WHAT MAKES COMMON SENSE
All drivers must have an ABN and be registered for GST before receiving a Drivers Authorisation.
All drivers must have an ABN and be registered for GST before receiving a Drivers Authorisation.
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Fully integrate taxis into the GoCard public transport network in the short-term.
Fully integrate taxis into the GoCard public transport network in the short-term.
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All personalised transport vehicles to have emergency systems in place to support driver safety.
All personalised transport vehicles to have emergency systems in place to support driver safety.
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Security Camera requirements must establish a minimum standard, be consistent and uniform across all personalised transport providers to ensure the safety of all drivers and passengers (regardless of the service chosen) and to meet Queensland Police requirements.
Minimum standards for security cameras in all personalised transport vehicles.
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The Bill and Regulation must be fully consistent with all other relevant legislation including, but not limited to, disability discrimination and work, health and safety.
Consistency with disability discrimination and work, health and safety is imperative.
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Establish and maintain a register of drivers that have been disaffiliated or removed from platforms to prevent drivers from simply shifting to a new platform.
Establish a register of drivers removed from platforms to prevent them shifting to new ones.
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The Government must establish a process for managing the risks of multiple affiliations by drivers in terms of both "chain of responsibility" and fatigue management. This includes drivers operating across both personalised transport and other transport (i.e. truck, bus) sectors.
Minimum work conditions, standards and a fatigue management plan.
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All personalised transport vehicles be required to have dedicated number plates (akin to "T" plates), rather than easily removable stickers. Plates to be provided only when evidence of appropriate CTP, public liability and certificate of inspection are provided.
Dedicated number plates for all personalised transport vehicles.
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All personalised transport providers must hold public liability insurance to prevent the State Government becoming the default insurer and to minimise potential risks to the community.
Non-state government public liability insurance for all personalised transport providers.
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Increase licence fees for Booked Hire Service Drivers and Authorised Entities to help fund expected increases in regulatory and enforcement costs for Government and to better reflect the level of "trust" being placed on licence holders.
Fund increased governmental regulatory and enforcement costs with increased licence fees.
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In the absence of vehicle age restrictions, establish clear vehicle quality and usage rate standards and hold operators accountable.
Establish clear vehicle quality and usage rate standards and hold operators accountable.
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Expressly prohibit the establishment and operation of Booked Hire Service pick up/and drop off zones, on public and private land, which represent pseudo taxi ranks.
No establishment of pseudo taxi rank pickup/drop off zones for booked hire service.
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Clearly define what constitutes a "hail" and "touting".
Clearly define what constitutes a "hail" and "touting".
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Immediately define, and establish appropriate and equitable premiums for, the class/classes of Compulsory Third Party insurance for all personalised transport providers to address continued uncertainty.
Define and establish equitable CTP premiums for all personalised transport providers.
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Establish clear and enforceable requirements for Government access to all data related to the delivery of personalised transport services in Queensland.
Establish clear requirements for Government access to personalised transport services data.
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Expressly identify Police Check requirements in the Bill for all personalised transport drivers as part of Driver Authorization approval.
Expressly identify Police Check requirements as part of Driver Authorization approval.
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Maintain the capacity of the Minister to enter into Service Contracts at their discretion to ensure the Government has the capacity to respond quickly, and at the lowest cost, to changing or unique circumstances without the need for regulatory or legislative changes.
Maintain the capacity of the Minister to enter into Service Contracts at their discretion.
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Establish an independent Personalised Transport Commission with legislative amendment, policing/enforcement, regulatory and policy development capacity.
Establish an independent Personalised Transport Commission.
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Commercial-grade, anti-tamper GPS units must be fixed to all personalised transport vehicles and be remotely accessible to authorised parties.
GPS units must be fixed to all personalised transport vehicles and be remotely accessible.
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All personalised transport vehicles to have emergency systems in place to support driver safety.
All personalised transport vehicles to have emergency systems in place to support driver safety.
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WHAT WE DO
Taxi Council Queensland is the state’s peak industry body, representing all those involved in the industry including drivers, owners, operators, and booking companies. Its purpose is to expand the total market for taxi services through effective engagement with governments, stakeholders, and the wider community
MISSION AND VALUES
Our mission is to provide a unified voice for the Queensland taxi industry through direction, resources, and political and community profile, proactively leading it on issues strategically important to the Taxi Council of Queensland.

Our core values include professionalism, integrity, pro-activity, accountability, and teamwork, all of which ensure the Queensland Taxi industry has a strong foundation to provide the best service to our community, and carry it into the future.