With 13 recommendations to consider this is a not a trivial task. In particular, the complex nature of recommendations number 2 and 5 (below) require good thought and sound reasoning to ensure the industry puts up a strong case with workable and realistic solutions.
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RECOMMENDATION 1: That the Victorian Government provide counselling services for stakeholders affected by the commercial passenger vehicle industry reforms.
RECOMMENDATION 2: That the Victorian Government consider reviewing the transitional funding package and how it was structured, in particular in relation to the difference between entities and individuals.
RECOMMENDATION 3: That when designing future compensation payments the Victorian Government take into consideration the taxation outcomes of proposals before they are put into place, to ensure the payments represent maximum value for Victorians. This should include seeking advice from external tax experts and proactively engaging with the Australian Tax Office.
RECOMMENDATION 4: That the Victorian Government provide financial advice on managing debt to former licence holders who are experiencing significant financial hardship as a result of the reforms.
RECOMMENDATION 5: That the Victorian Government develop a policy position on the commercial passenger vehicle industry that clarifies its stance on:
RECOMMENDATION 7: That the Victorian Government amend the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 to reintroduce an offence for touting across Victoria.
RECOMMENDATION 8: That the Victorian Government review the $1 commercial passenger vehicle industry levy to clarify its position on:
RECOMMENDATION 9: That the Victorian Government review the maximum fares set by the Essential Services Commission and introduce fare pricing indexation in line with the Consumer Price Index.
RECOMMENDATION 10: That the Victorian Government consider introducing fare pricing for booked commercial passenger vehicle services.
RECOMMENDATION 11: That the Victorian Government review the disparity in fares and driver incomes across the commercial passenger vehicle industry with a view to ensuring the sector is a level playing field for all participants.
RECOMMENDATION 12: That the Victorian Government consider requiring CCTV cameras to be installed in all commercial passenger vehicles.
RECOMMENDATION 13: That the Victorian Government review current signage and identification requirements for commercial passenger vehicles to ensure they protect public safety without being unnecessarily onerous on the industry.
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