Access taxi users facing long wait times

Monday 14 August 2023
Access taxi users facing long wait times

Yesterday I met with Belle who has been left waiting hours for an access taxi, in the past almost missing spinal surgery as a result. This issue is far reaching and affecting some of our state's most vulnerable people.

The Malinauskas Labor government said there would be a review into access taxis, but we've been waiting 11 months and Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis says it could take 12 more.

It's not good enough. The government needs to fast track their review into access taxis to make sure those with the greatest needs can be provided with appropriate transport when they need it.

with Access taxi operator Hugo, access taxi user Belle and colleagues Vincent Tarzia and Heidi Girolamo.