Michelle Lensink

Passenger Transport (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Rise to make remarks in relation to this bill.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I rise to make some remarks in relation to the bill, which amends the Passenger Transport Act, principally to address matters of concern to the honourable member in relation to the dollar point-to-point transport service transaction levy.

The amendments do a number of things. One of them places a sunset clause of six years to cover costs of compensation to the driver's package. He also seeks to clarify the amount of money held in the Metropolitan Taxi-Cab Industry Research and Development Fund and how it is spent, particularly targeting transparency in reporting and some amendments to the Passenger Transport Standards Committee membership.

I apologise to honourable members in advance. I may well have needed to put amendments to this, but in relation to these my understanding is that the amendments to the Metropolitan Taxi-Cab Industry Research and Development Fund are clause 4 of the bill. The matters to do with the ministerial appointments to the Passenger Transport Standards Committee are clause 5, and the sunset clause is clause 7. So, the Liberal Party's position is that we support clause 4, we do not support clause 5 and we do not support clause 7.

I will be seeking to vote accordingly and I will hurriedly seek the advice of the Clerk in a moment as to whether we formally need to move that way or whether we just vote that way in committee. With those remarks, if we are unsuccessful in amending them, then obviously we will not be supporting the third reading.

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