NSW TAXI INDUSTRY REFORMS 2021 AND TAXI LICENCE ASSISTANCE

The NSW Taxi Council is advocating for a fair and just compensation for the drastic drop in the value of Taxi licences in NSW and the ensuing loss suffered by its members (licence holders). The NSW Taxi Council submitted a petition to the NSW Parliament to buyback the Taxi licences in September - October 2019. This petition was unanimously accepted by the Parliament and resulted into -

1. Point to Point Independent Review 2020 - conducted by the NSW Government

2. Parliamentary Upper House Inquiry into the Operation of the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Act 2016 

The reports for both the review and inquiry have been released and the government has responded to the recommendations in both the reports. 

Based on recommendations in the reports, Transport for NSW has announced the Point to Point Transport Reforms 2021.


As part of the industry consultation for these reforms, Transport for NSW conducted a series webinars and surveys. All webinars and survey have now been completed and closed. Factsheets for Information from the webinar is available.

We are currently asking all Taxi Licence Owners across NSW to visit their Local MP and update them about the NSW Taxi Industry Reforms proposed by the NSW government.

We continue to engage with the NSW Government and advocate for a fair and just financial assistance to Taxi Licence Owners and help Taxi licence holders and businesses stay in the industry and transition to new ways of working as smoothly as possible.

 
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"IT HAS BROUGHT A LOT OF HARDSHIP FOR TAXI PLATE OWNERS IN REGIONAL AREAS" - DR JOSEPH MCGIRR, MP

Dr (Joe) Joseph Gregory MCGIRR, MP, Independent Member for Wagga Wagga gave a Private Members' Statement on Regional and Rural Taxi Services in the NSW Parliament on 10 November 2021.

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"HOW CAN IT BE LEGAL TO SEIZE A PERSON'S ASSETS AND PAY UNDER MARKET VALUE FOR THEM?"

Ms Janelle Anne SAFFIN, MP, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Member for Lismore gave a Private Members Statement on the NSW Taxi Industry in the NSW Parliament on 21 October 2021.

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REFORMS UPDATE - 1 NOVEMBER 2021

  • Meeting with the new Minister for Transport and Roads

  • Developing a Communications and PR strategy

  • Have you visited your local MP yet?

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GREEK COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST PROPOSED TAXI LICENCE REFORMS IN NSW

“There’s no more income from the Taxi. We get $60 a month. That’s ridiculous and now they want us to hand the plates back for $50,000 and then if we want to continue, we have to pay them. That’s not fair, that’s criminal.”

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MP MARK BANASIAK VOWS TO FIGHT GOVERNMENT ON ‘DIABOLICAL’ TAXI REFORMS

A Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party MP is vowing to fight the government over ‘diabolical’ Taxi reforms.

“This government is doubling down, not only sticking a knife in, they’re twisting it.


“If they try to do it sneakily through regulation I’ll move to disallow it. If they try to do it through legislation, I’ll move to block it.”

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CHRIS MINNS CALLS OUT ‘HEARTLESS’ TREATMENT LEAVING TAXI INDUSTRY HIGH AND DRY

NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns told Ray Hadley taxi plate owners are in “dire straits”.

“It’s been a disgrace in NSW."

“These people have been left high and dry.”

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THIS PLAN COULD DESTROY THE TAXI INDUSTRY IN NSW: RAY HADLEY

The NSW Taxi Council CEO - Martin Rogers and Taxi Licence Owners in NSW raised concerns about the proposed inadequate assistance for Taxi Licence Owners and the proposed 2021 NSW Taxi Industry Reforms by the NSW Government on 2GB - The Ray Hadley Morning Show.

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BEN FORDHAM LIVE - CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT THE PROPOSED INADEQUATE ASSISTANCE FOR TAXI LICENCE OWNERS

The NSW Taxi Council CEO - Martin Rogers and the Taxi Licence Owners in NSW raised concerns about the proposed inadequate assistance for Taxi Licence Owners and the proposed 2021 NSW Taxi Industry Reforms by the NSW Government on the 2GB radio show - Ben Fordham Live.

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NSW TAXI INDUSTRY PROPOSED REFORMS 2021


UPDATE, SURVEY & FACTSHEETS

Download factsheets for information shared by the NSW Government during the webinars

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NSW TAXI COUNCIL CALLS FOR APPROPRIATE SUPPORT FROM THE NSW GOVERNMENT

CLICK ON LEARN MORE BELOW TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION ON ASSISTANCE FOR TAXI LICENCE OWNERS AND NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT OF POINT TO POINT REFORMS 2021. 

  

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"THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE PAY THEM JUST AND FAIR COMPENSATION NOW" -


MP SOPHIE COTSIS - MEMBER FOR CANTERBURY SPEAKING IN THE NSW PARLIAMENT SUPPORTING A TAXI LICENCE BUYBACK IN NSW

 

WATCH THE VIDEO AND DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE HANSARD

  

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"MOST GOVERNMENT, LABOR AND INDEPENDENT MEMBERS OPENLY AGREE THAT COMPENSATION IS A MUST. IT IS
TIME FOR THOSE OPPOSITE TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND SUPPORT FAIR COMPENSATION"

MR. STEVE KAMPER -  NSW STATE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR ROCKDALE SPEAKING IN THE NSW PARLIAMENT SUPPORTING A FAIR AND JUST COMPENSATION FOR TAXI LICENCE OWNERS IN NSW

  

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POINT TO POINT INDEPENDENT REVIEW  2020 - REPORT

CLICK ON LEARN MORE BELOW TO READ/DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

  

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PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO THE OPERATION OF THE POINT TO POINT TRANSPORT ACT, 2016 - REPORT ISSUED BY THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDING A TAXI LICENCE BUYBACK SCHEME

CLICK ON LEARN MORE BELOW TO ACCESS/READ THE REPORT