Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2543..
What consideration or consultation has the Government done regarding the introduction of mandatory prepaid fares for ACT taxis.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
The Government has not considered the introduction of mandatory prepaid fares for taxis in the ACT. Section 142 of the Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regulation 2002 (the regulation) already provides for taxi drivers to ask a person for a fare deposit before accepting the offer of the hiring from a person, if the driver believes on reasonable grounds, that the person may not be able to, or will not, pay the estimated fare for the hiring.
Also it is an offence under section 144A of the regulation if the hirer of a taxi does not pay a fare deposit for the hiring of the taxi, if requested to by the driver.
This issue has not been raised with the Government by the community or the Canberra Taxi Industry as an area of concern.
Housing ACT—maintenance contract (Question No 2263)
Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:
In relation to public reporting of the contract for the Provision of Total Facilities Management Services with Spotless P&F Pty Ltd and given that the 2005 contract with Spotless P&F Pty Ltd (Spotless) is a notifiable contract for the purposes of the Government Procurement Act 2001 and that Volumes 1 and 3 of the Spotless contract are listed on the ACT Government Contracts Register, why is Volume 2 of the contract not listed on the ACT Government Contracts Register and can a copy be provided.
Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
Volume 2 of the Total Facilities Management Services Contract with Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd is not listed on the ACT Government Contracts Register as it solely contains the Schedule of Rates which under the provisions of the contract is commercial-in-confidence. I therefore cannot provide you with a copy of Volume 2.
Cycling—safety program (Question No 2271)
Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012 (redirected to the Attorney-General):
(1) What programs has the Government run in the past three years to promote cycling etiquette and safety and (a) what specific issues were promoted and (b) what did they cost.