Page 1289 - Week 04 - Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Ms Porter, from 169 residents:

Taxis—insurance—petition No 130


The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

ACT Taxi Drivers and Operators hold the view that CTP Insurance costs are placing pressure on the cost of taxi fares;

That this pressure is evidenced by a comparison of CTP costs to taxi Operators between NSW and the ACT; and

That the taxi industry has over the past three years sought advice on how to have this comparative cost disadvantage addressed and this advice supports the proposed legislative amendments.

Your petitioners, all being ACT Taxi Drivers, Operators or Customers therefore request the Assembly to give due attention to the following request:

“We the members and supporters of the taxi industry wish to express our support for the proposed changes to legislation limiting compensation payable on Compulsory Third Party Insurance. We the undersigned request the ACT House of Assembly to pass the legislative amendments in order to reduce the rate of increase in CTPI costs in the future and thus lower insurance costs for the taxi industry and thereby reduce upward cost pressures on taxi fares”.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 50

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 50, dated 26 March 2012, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 50 contains the committee’s comments on 21 pieces of subordinate legislation, one government response and comments on proposed government amendments to the Long Service Leave (Portable Schemes) Amendment

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