Queensland is a vast state, reliant on its road and rail network. One Nation has met with the RACQ and Inland Queensland – Road Action Plan Group (IQ-RAP) to discuss the future of our State.
The inland road network is in urgent need of funding and maintenance, as well as future-proofing against natural disasters.
Recent decisions by both major parties to legalise the use of ride-sharing services in Queensland has created chaos with the Taxi industry trying to compete on an uneven playing field. Taxi business owners have paid large sums for plates and license fees, as well as insurance premiums, driver training and other industry costs across many years. Ride-sharing services are not subject to such costs. Profitable taxi businesses have been cannibalised and the industry has been forced to maintain existing standards in all areas.
All providers should be subject to the same standards.
One Nation will:
Work with IQ-RAP partnerships, Federal Government and State Government to prioritise the scope of works needed to repair our road infrastructure through a regional conference.
Publish full transport infrastructure business cases and transparently allocate key transport projects.
Commit to a program to upgrade and maintain inland regional Queensland roads.
Establish a level playing field for the Taxi industry and ride-sharing businesses. All providers will need to comply with the same standards with comparable insurance cover, installation of security cameras, minimum standards of training and cleanliness and be subjected to the same complaints process.