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Parliamentary report captures concerns about NDIS market

The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS has produced a report on NDIS market readiness that is highly critical of the flawed approach to NDIS transition.
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NDS Monthly Wrap - September 2018

Welcome to the Monthly Wrap - where we highlight 20 things that NDS has done in the past month to support the sector.

NDS submission on CPVI regulations pushes for disability transport strategy

Disability symbol painted on a parking space

7/06/2018

The taxi industry in Victoria is going through significant reforms, which have introduced the term ‘Commercial Passenger Vehicles’ (CPVs). Under this new definition, all taxis, hire cars, and ride-sharing services like Uber will adhere to the same legislative framework, the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Act 2018. There will be significantly lower barriers to entry for transport operators, including reduced vehicle license and driver accreditation fees. There may be commercial opportunities for community transport and disability service providers, but NDS maintains that this will only occur if there is a robust, statewide disability transport strategy. 

The proposed Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry (CPVI) regulations will be confirmed by mid-2018. Possible regulations include driver and vehicle identification; fare disclosure and fare estimate; and incident reporting and complaints handling. There may be additional regulations for ‘unbooked’, or ‘rank and hail’ services like taxis, which could include security cameras and taximeters. 

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