Victorian government seeks submissions on Commercial Passenger Vehicle reforms

The Victorian government is conducting an inquiry into the commercial passenger vehicle reforms implemented under the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017, which came into operation on 2 July 2018. In 2018, NDS advised members of new regulations for commercial passenger vehicles – a term which now refers collectively to taxis, hire cars, and ride sharing services like Uber. The regulations reduced entry barriers to commercial passenger vehicle registration, and opened up commercial opportunities, potentially for disability services offering vehicle transport. From mid-2018, these services have been required to adhere to regulations within the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017.The government is now undertaking a review of the first year of the reforms’ operation and is seeking submissions.NDS has received minimal feedback from members on this issue, but we are interested to hear about members’ experience of the reforms – positive or negative. We encourage you to provide any feedback to Henry Newton on the details below by 21 June 2019; this will help to inform any submission NDS makes.Organisations can make their own submissions via the Victorian Parliament website where there are guiding questions, or by emailing emailProtector.addCloakedMailto(“ep_af6f1f8b”, 1); close 28 June 2019.

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