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TRANSPORT (ROAD PASSENGER SERVICES) BILL 2018

                      Western Australia


Transport (Road Passenger Services) Bill 2018

                          Contents

        Part 1 -- Preliminary
  1.    Short title                                            2
  2.    Commencement                                           2
  3.    Objects of Act                                         2
  4.    Terms used                                             2
  5.    On-demand passenger transport service                  9
  6.    Regular passenger transport service                   10
  7.    Tourism passenger transport service                   11
  8.    Community transport service                           12
  9.    Courtesy transport service                            13
  10.   On-demand booking service                             14
  11.   Hire or reward                                        16
  12.   Close associate                                       18
  13.   Crown bound                                           19
        Part 2 -- Safety of services
        Division 1 -- Safety duties: principles
  14.   Safety duties and standards                           20
  15.   Principles applying to safety duties                  20
        Division 2 -- Primary duties of care
  16.   Primary duty of care of providers of on-demand
        booking services                                      21
  17.   Primary duty of care of providers of passenger
        transport services                                    21
  18.   Primary duty of care of providers of passenger
        transport vehicles                                    22
  19.   Primary duty of care of drivers of vehicles used to
        transport passengers for hire or reward               22
  20.   Duty of officers                                      22
  21.   Safety duty offence: Category 1                       22


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      22.     Safety duty offence: Category 2                       23
      23.     Safety duty offence: Category 3                       24
      24.     Reasonable steps defence                              24
      25.     Conviction of alternative offence                     25
              Part 3 -- On-demand booking
                   services
              Division 1 -- Interpretation
      26.     Term used: disqualification offence                   26
              Division 2 -- Offences
      27.     Provider of on-demand booking service must be
              authorised                                            26
      28.     Provider of on-demand booking service must
              comply with authorisation conditions                  27
              Division 3 -- Authorisation
      29.     Application for authorisation to provide an
              on-demand booking service                             27
      30.     Responsible officers                                  29
      31.     Grant of authorisation                                29
      32.     Refusal of authorisation                              30
      33.     Conditions of authorisation                           31
      34.     Application for variation of conditions               31
      35.     Variation of conditions                               32
      36.     Notice of decision to refuse or vary                  32
      37.     Authorisation document                                33
      38.     Effect of authorisation                               33
      39.     Duration of authorisation                             34
      40.     Authorisation not transferable                        34
      41.     Publication of list of providers of authorised
              on-demand booking services                            34
              Division 4 -- Suspension, cancellation and
                    disqualification
              Subdivision 1 -- Suspension or cancellation by order
      42.     Suspension or cancellation order                      34
      43.     Suspension or cancellation order for
              disqualification offence                              36
      44.     Disqualification if authorisation cancelled for
              disqualification offence                              37
      45.     Cumulative effect of disqualification                 38


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46.   Disqualification period and reinstatement             38
47.   Order may be made even if authorisation
      suspended                                            39
48.   Show cause process                                   39
49.   Immediate suspension or cancellation                 39
50.   Notice of suspension order                           39
51.   Period of suspension                                 40
52.   Revocation of suspension order                       41
53.   Notice of cancellation order                         42
      Subdivision 2 -- Automatic suspension or
            cancellation
54.   Automatic suspension: joint authorisation            42
55.   Automatic suspension: no responsible officer         43
      Part 4 -- Regular passenger
           transport services
      Division 1 -- Offences
56.   Provider of regular passenger transport service
      must be authorised                                    44
57.   Provider of regular passenger transport service
      must comply with authorisation conditions            44
58.   Provider of regular passenger transport service
      must notify CEO if no longer providing service       44
      Division 2 -- Authorisation
59.   Application for authorisation to provide regular
      passenger transport service                           45
60.   Minister is decision-maker                            46
61.   Minister may delegate                                 46
62.   Matters Minister may take into account in making
      decision                                             47
63.   Grant of authorisation                               47
64.   Grant of temporary authorisation                     48
65.   Refusal of authorisation                             49
66.   Conditions of authorisation                          49
67.   Application for variation of conditions              49
68.   Variation of conditions                              50
69.   Application for variation of approved routes and
      areas                                                50
70.   Variation of approved routes and areas               50
71.   Notice of decision to refuse or vary                 51

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      72.     Authorisation document                                52
      73.     Effect of authorisation                               52
      74.     Duration of authorisation                             52
      75.     Application for transfer of authorisation             53
      76.     Matters Minister may take into account in making
              decision                                              54
      77.     Grant of approval                                     54
      78.     Refusal to approve transfer of authorisation          54
              Division 3 -- Suspension and cancellation
              Subdivision 1 -- Suspension or cancellation by order
      79.     Suspension or cancellation order                      55
      80.     Order may be made even if authorisation
              suspended                                             56
      81.     Show cause process                                    56
      82.     Immediate suspension or cancellation                  56
      83.     Notice of suspension order                            57
      84.     Period of suspension                                  57
      85.     Revocation of suspension order                        58
      86.     Notice of cancellation order                          59
              Subdivision 2 -- Automatic suspension or
                    cancellation
      87.     Automatic suspension: joint authorisation             59
              Subdivision 3 -- Cancellation on ceasing to provide
                    service
      88.     Cancellation on ceasing to provide service            60
              Part 5 -- Passenger transport drivers
              Division 1 -- Interpretation
      89.     Term used: disqualification offence                   61
              Division 2 -- Offences
      90.     Driving vehicle without driver authorisation          61
      91.     Causing or permitting person to drive vehicle
              without driver authorisation                          63
      92.     Requirement to comply with driver authorisation
              conditions                                            64
      93.     Causing or permitting driving of vehicle contrary
              to conditions of driver authorisation                 64
      94.     Forgery and improper use of identifying details       64



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       Division 3 -- Authorisation
95.    Application for passenger transport driver
       authorisation                                           66
96.    Grant of authorisation                                  66
97.    Refusal of authorisation                                67
98.    Conditions of passenger transport driver
       authorisation                                           67
99.    Application for variation of conditions                 68
100.   Variation of conditions                                 68
101.   Notice of decision to refuse or vary                    69
102.   Driver authorisation document                           70
103.   Effect of authorisation                                 70
104.   Duration of authorisation                               70
105.   Authorisation not transferable                          71
       Division 4 -- Suspension, cancellation and
             disqualification
       Subdivision 1 -- Suspension or cancellation by order
106.   Suspension or cancellation order                        71
107.   Suspension order for disqualification offence           72
108.   Order may be made even if authorisation
       suspended                                               72
109.   Show cause process                                      72
110.   Immediate suspension or cancellation                    73
111.   Notice of suspension order                              73
112.   Period of suspension                                    73
113.   Revocation of suspension order                          74
114.   Notice of cancellation order                            75
       Subdivision 2 -- Cancellation and disqualification:
             conviction of disqualification offence
115.   Cancellation and disqualification when convicted
       of disqualification offence                             76
116.   Cumulative effect of disqualification                   77
117.   Notice of cancellation                                  77
118.   Disqualification period and reinstatement               78
       Subdivision 3 -- Automatic cancellation of
             authorisation
119.   Cancellation of authorisation: cancellation of
       driver's licence                                        78




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              Part 6 -- Passenger transport
                   vehicles
              Division 1 -- Interpretation
      120.    Terms used                                             79
              Division 2 -- Offences
      121.    Driving vehicle without valid vehicle authorisation    79
      122.    Operating vehicle without valid vehicle
              authorisation                                          80
      123.    Person must comply with authorisation conditions       83
              Division 3 -- Authorisation
      124.    Application for authorisation                          83
      125.    Categories of passenger transport service              84
      126.    Requirements for authorisation of vehicle              84
      127.    Grant of authorisation                                 84
      128.    Refusal of authorisation                               84
      129.    Conditions of vehicle authorisation                    85
      130.    Application for variation of conditions                85
      131.    Variation of conditions                                85
      132.    Application for variation of categories of passenger
              transport service                                      86
      133.    Variation of categories of passenger transport
              service                                                86
      134.    Notice of decision to refuse or vary                   87
      135.    Authorisation document                                 88
      136.    Effect of authorisation                                88
      137.    Duration of authorisation                              89
      138.    Authorisation not transferable                         90
              Division 4 -- Suspension or cancellation
              Subdivision 1 -- Suspension or cancellation by order
      139.    Suspension or cancellation order                       90
      140.    Order may be made even if authorisation
              suspended                                              91
      141.    Show cause process                                     91
      142.    Immediate suspension or cancellation                   92
      143.    Notice of suspension order                             92
      144.    Period of suspension                                   92
      145.    Revocation of suspension order                         93
      146.    Notice of cancellation order                           94


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       Subdivision 2 -- Automatic cancellation of
             authorisation
147.   Cancellation of authorisation: cancellation of
       vehicle licence                                      94
148.   Cancellation of authorisation: transfer of
       ownership of vehicle                                 95
       Subdivision 3 -- Cancellation of authorisation on
             request
149.   Cancellation of authorisation on request             95
       Part 7 -- Confidentiality and
            exchange of information
       Division 1 -- Interpretation
150.   Terms used                                           96
       Division 2 -- Confidentiality and disclosure of
              information
151.   Confidentiality                                     100
152.   CEO may provide authorisation information           101
153.   Disclosure of authorisation status of driver        101
154.   Disclosure of information about vehicle
       authorisation                                       101
155.   Use of and access to information provided under
       this Part                                           102
156.   Use of photographs                                  102
       Division 3 -- Exchange of information
157.   Exchange of information between CEO and
       Commissioner of Police                              102
158.   Exchange of information between CEO and road
       traffic CEO                                         103
159.   Exchange of information between CEO and
       transport co-ordination CEO                         104
160.   Exchange of information between CEO and
       relevant authority                                  104
161.   Disclosure of information where agreement is
       made                                                105
162.   Disclosure of information to law enforcement
       official                                            105
163.   Disclosure of information to CEO of Public
       Transport Authority                                 105


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      164.    Exchange of information between CEO and
              interstate passenger transport authorities          105
      165.    Disclosures under this Part free of charge          106
              Part 8 -- Enforcement
              Division 1 -- Authorised officers
              Subdivision 1 -- Designation
      166.    Authorised officers                                 107
              Subdivision 2 -- General powers
      167.    Term used: relevant person                          107
      168.    Powers of authorised officers: purposes             109
      169.    Powers in relation to vehicles                      109
      170.    Directions to relevant persons                      110
      171.    Entry of premises                                   111
      172.    Requirement to comply with directions               112
      173.    Assistance to exercise powers                       112
      174.    Duty to identify driver or person in charge of
              vehicle                                             113
      175.    Duty to take reasonable measures to be able to
              comply with identity request                        114
      176.    Offences                                            115
              Division 2 -- Entry warrants
      177.    Terms used                                          115
      178.    Application for entry warrant                       116
      179.    Application to be in person unless urgent           116
      180.    Application to be in writing unless made remotely   116
      181.    Application to be on oath unless made remotely      117
      182.    Form of entry warrant made remotely                 117
      183.    Evidence obtained inadmissible if
              section 181(2)(b) or 182(1)(b) contravened          118
      184.    Issue and content of entry warrant                  118
      185.    Effect of entry warrant                             118
              Division 3 -- Obtaining business records
      186.    Terms used                                          119
      187.    Application of this Division                        119
      188.    Application for order to produce                    119
      189.    Issue of order to produce                           120
      190.    Service of order to produce                         121



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191.   Effect of order to produce                             121
192.   Powers in relation to order to produce                 121
       Division 4 -- Seizing things and related matters
       Subdivision 1 -- Seizing of things
193.   Application                                            122
194.   Grounds for seizing things                             122
195.   Records relevant to offence                            123
196.   Seizing of devices and equipment                       123
197.   Powers to facilitate seizing of records                123
198.   List of seized things to be supplied on request        124
       Subdivision 2 -- Procedure on seizure of privileged
             material
199.   Terms used                                             125
200.   Seizure or production of privileged material           125
201.   Record to be secured                                   125
202.   Application to court                                   126
203.   Decision of court                                      126
204.   Forensic examination on record                         126
205.   Ancillary orders                                       127
206.   Proceedings part of criminal jurisdiction              127
207.   Appeals                                                127
       Subdivision 3 -- Return or disposal of seized things
208.   Return or disposal of seized things                    127
       Division 5 -- Improvement notices
209.   Issue of improvement notices                           128
210.   Contents of improvement notices                        129
211.   Compliance with improvement notice                     130
212.   Extension of time for compliance with
       improvement notice                                     130
213.   Affixing sticker to vehicle                            131
       Division 6 -- Controlled operations
214.   Term used: controlled operation                        131
215.   Controlled operations officers                         132
216.   Controlled operations                                  132
217.   Reports of controlled operations                       133
       Division 7 -- Offences
218.   Liability of officers of body corporate for offence
       by body                                                134


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     219.     Further provisions relating to liability of officers of
              body corporate                                            135
     220.     When prosecution can be commenced                         136
              Division 8 -- Evidentiary provisions
     221.     Evidentiary certificates: records and authorisation       136
     222.     Evidentiary certificates: specific matters                137
     223.     Proof of certain matters not required in legal
              proceedings                                               138
     224.     Proof of appointments and signatures unnecessary          139
              Division 9 -- Infringement notices and the
                     Criminal Procedure Act 2004
     225.     Infringement notices and the Criminal Procedure
              Act 2004                                                  139
              Part 9 -- Voluntary buyback and
                   adjustment assistance payment
                   schemes and levy
              Division 1 -- Voluntary buyback payment
     226.     Terms used                                                141
     227.     Net loss                                                  143
     228.     Plate purchase amount                                     144
     229.     Application for buyback payment                           145
     230.     Requirement to grant buyback payment                      145
     231.     Amount of buyback payment: taxi plates purchased
              on or after 1 January 2016                                146
     232.     Amount of buyback payment: taxi plates purchased
              before 1 January 2016 and held at
              2 November 2017                                           146
     233.     Provisions relating to determining buyback
              payments                                                  147
     234.     Payment of buyback payment                                148
     235.     Application for net loss payment                          148
     236.     Requirement to grant net loss payment                     149
     237.     Amount of net loss payment: taxi plates purchased
              on or after 1 January 2016 and sold before
              2 November 2017                                           149
     238.     Amount of net loss payment: taxi plates purchased
              before 1 January 2016 and sold on or after
              1 January 2016 and before 2 November 2017                 150


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239.   Provisions relating to determining net loss
       payments                                             150
240.   Payment of net loss payment                          151
       Division 2 -- On-demand passenger transport
             levy
       Subdivision 1 -- Preliminary
241.   Terms used                                           152
242.   Meaning of terms                                     152
243.   Relationship with Taxation Administration
       Act 2003                                             152
       Subdivision 2 -- On-demand passenger transport
             levy
244.   Leviable passenger service transactions              153
245.   On-demand passenger transport levy                   153
246.   When levy payable                                    154
247.   Calculation on estimated basis if amount based on
       actual transactions cannot be determined             154
248.   Passenger service transactions for which levy is
       not payable                                          155
       Subdivision 3 -- Miscellaneous
249.   Registration of liable persons                       155
250.   Returns                                              156
251.   Keeping of records                                   156
252.   Information sharing                                  157
253.   Functions of CEO                                     157
254.   Powers of authorised officers                        158
255.   Conditions                                           158
256.   Recovery of amounts of fares allocated for levy      158
257.   Cessation of levy                                    159
       Division 3 -- Adjustment assistance grants
258.   Terms used                                           159
259.   Application for adjustment assistance grant          160
260.   Requirement to grant adjustment assistance           161
261.   Amount of adjustment assistance grant                161
       Part 10 -- Review of decisions
262.   Term used: Reviewable decisions                      162
263.   Reconsideration of reviewable decisions              163



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      264.    Application to State Administrative Tribunal for
              review                                             164
              Part 11 -- Regulations
              Division 1 -- General
      265.    Regulations                                        165
      266.    Regulations may refer to published documents       166
              Division 2 -- Safety standards
      267.    Safety standards for providers of on-demand
              booking services                                   167
      268.    Safety standards for providers of passenger
              transport services                                 168
      269.    Safety standards for drivers of vehicles used to
              transport passengers for hire or reward            169
      270.    Safety standards for providers of passenger
              transport vehicles                                 170
      271.    Safety standard offences                           171
              Division 3 -- Passenger transport
                    authorisations
      272.    Passenger transport authorisations                 172
      273.    Disqualification offences                          175
              Division 4 -- Operation of on-demand booking
                    services
      274.    On-demand booking services                         176
              Division 5 -- Operation of passenger transport
                    services
      275.    Passenger transport services                       177
              Division 6 -- Passenger transport drivers
      276.    Passenger transport drivers                        178
      277.    Safety, security and order                         179
              Division 7 -- Passenger transport vehicles
      278.    Passenger transport vehicles                       180
              Division 8 -- Fares and subsidies
      279.    Fares                                              181
      280.    Subsidies                                          182
              Division 9 -- On-demand passenger transport
                    levy
      281.    On-demand passenger transport levy                 183

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       Part 12 -- Miscellaneous
       Division 1 -- Giving of documents
282.   Giving of documents generally                          184
283.   Time when document given                               185
       Division 2 -- General
284.   Delegation                                             186
285.   CEO may enter into agreements for performance
       of functions                                           186
286.   Protection from personal liability                     187
287.   Protection of people testing or examining or giving
       certain information                                    187
288.   False or misleading information                        188
289.   Compensation not payable                               188
290.   Exemptions                                             189
       Division 3 -- Review of Act
291.   Review of Act                                          189
       Part 13 -- Transitional provisions
292.   Terms used                                             191
293.   Disclosure of information about drivers and
       vehicles                                               191
294.   'F' or 'T' endorsed driver's licences                  192
295.   Owned taxi plates                                      193
296.   Leased taxi plates                                     194
297.   Licensed taxi-cars                                     195
298.   Licensed omnibuses                                     195
299.   Taxi Industry Development Account abolished            196
300.   Bond provisions to continue to apply                   197
301.   Transitional regulations                               197
       Part 14 -- Repeals and consequential
            amendments
       Division 1 -- Repeals
302.   Taxi Act 1994 Part 3 Division 2 deleted                198
303.   Taxi Act 1994 repealed                                 198
304.   Taxi Drivers Licensing Act 2014 repealed               198




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              Division 2 -- Consequential amendments
              Subdivision 1 -- Constitution Acts Amendment
                    Act 1899 amended
      305.    Act amended                                              198
      306.    Schedule V Part 3 amended                                198
              Subdivision 2 -- The Criminal Code amended
      307.    Act amended                                              198
      308.    Section 297 amended                                      199
      309.    Section 318 amended                                      199
              Subdivision 3 -- Road Traffic Act 1974 amended
      310.    Act amended                                              199
      311.    Section 64A amended                                      199
      312.    Section 79D amended                                      200
              Subdivision 4 -- Road Traffic (Administration)
                    Act 2008 amended
      313.    Act amended                                              203
      314.    Section 12 amended                                       203
      315.    Section 14 amended                                       203
      316.    Section 15 amended                                       203
      317.    Section 110 amended                                      204
      318.    Section 143A amended                                     204
              Subdivision 5 -- Road Traffic (Authorisation to
                    Drive) Act 2008 amended
      319.    Act amended                                              204
      320.    Section 9 amended                                        204
      321.    Section 11B amended                                      205
      322.    Section 11E inserted                                     205
              11E.     Disclosure to CEO (road passenger
                       services)                                 205
              Subdivision 6 -- Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012
                    amended
      323.    Act amended                                              205
      324.    Section 21 amended                                       205
      325.    Section 131 amended                                      206
              Subdivision 7 -- State Administrative Tribunal
                    Act 2004 amended
      326.    Act amended                                              206
      327.    Schedule 1 amended                                       206




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       Subdivision 8 -- Taxation Administration Act 2003
             amended
328.   Act amended                                                207
329.   Section 3 amended                                          207
       Subdivision 9 -- Taxi Act 1994 amended
330.   Act amended                                                207
331.   Section 3 amended                                          207
332.   Section 33 amended                                         208
333.   Section 37 amended                                         208
       Subdivision 10 -- Transport Co-ordination Act 1966
             amended
334.   Act amended                                                209
335.   Section 4 amended                                          209
336.   Section 15D inserted                                       209
       15D.     Stopping places                            209
337.   Section 17 amended                                         210
338.   Section 19 amended                                         211
339.   Section 20 amended                                         211
340.   Section 21 amended                                         211
341.   Part III Division 2 deleted                                211
342.   Part IIIB deleted                                          211
343.   Section 55 deleted                                         212
344.   Section 57 amended                                         212
345.   Section 60 amended                                         212
346.   Section 63 amended                                         212
       Defined terms




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                     LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

              (As amended during consideration in detail)

 Transport (Road Passenger Services) Bill 2018

                               A Bill for


An Act to --
•  provide for the regulation of the road passenger transport
    industry; and
•  repeal the Taxi Act 1994 and the Taxi Drivers Licensing Act 2014;
    and
•  make consequential amendments to the Transport Co-ordination
    Act 1966 and other Acts,
and for related purposes.



The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:




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1                             Part 1 -- Preliminary
2    1.         Short title
3               This is the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018.

4    2.         Commencement
5               This Act comes into operation as follows --
6                (a) Part 1 -- on the day on which this Act receives the
7                      Royal Assent;
8                (b) the rest of the Act -- on a day fixed by proclamation,
9                      and different days may be fixed for different provisions.

10   3.         Objects of Act
11              The objects of this Act are --
12               (a) to provide for a safe, flexible, responsible, innovative
13                     and customer-focused road passenger transport industry;
14                     and
15               (b) to enable the development and operation of innovative
16                     and accessible road passenger transport services that
17                     contribute to the mobility and safety of the people of
18                     Western Australia; and
19               (c) to provide for an industry-funded buyback scheme for
20                     owners of taxi plates issued under the Taxi Act 1994;
21                     and
22               (d) to provide for adjustment assistance grants for certain
23                     country taxi-car licensees operating in the Mandurah
24                     and Murray local government districts.

25   4.         Terms used
26        (1)   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears --
27              approved means approved in writing by the CEO;
28              approved medical report means a report complying with the
29              requirements of the regulations for a medical report;

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1    associated booking service, in relation to an authorised
2    on-demand booking service (the principal booking service),
3    means another on-demand booking service the provider of
4    which has an association arrangement with the provider of the
5    principal booking service in accordance with section 27;
6    association arrangement means an arrangement between
7    providers of booking services that meets the prescribed
8    requirements;
9    authorised officer has the meaning given in section 166;
10   authorised on-demand booking service means an on-demand
11   booking service the provider of which is authorised under Part 3
12   to provide the service;
13   authorised regular passenger transport service means a regular
14   passenger transport service the provider of which is authorised
15   under Part 4 to provide the service;
16   business of providing a prescribed passenger transport
17   service --
18     (a) includes a business of a kind that the regulations provide
19           is a business of providing a prescribed passenger
20           transport service; and
21     (b) does not include a business of a kind that the regulations
22           provide is not a business of providing a prescribed
23           passenger transport service;
24   category of passenger transport service means a category of
25   passenger transport service listed in section 125;
26   CEO means the chief executive officer of the Department;
27   close associate has the meaning given in section 12;
28   Commissioner of Police means the person holding or acting in
29   the office of Commissioner of Police under the Police Act 1892;
30   community transport service has the meaning given in
31   section 8;
32   controlled operations officer means a person authorised under
33   section 215;


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1             conviction includes a finding of guilty, or the acceptance of a
2             guilty plea, whether or not a conviction is recorded;
3             courtesy transport service has the meaning given in section 9;
4             criminal record check means a document issued by the Police
5             Force of Western Australia, the Australian Federal Police or
6             another body or agency approved by the CEO that sets out, or
7             summarises in a manner acceptable to the CEO, the convictions
8             of an individual for offences under a law of this State, the
9             Commonwealth, another State or a Territory;
10            Department means the department of the Public Service
11            principally assisting the Minister in the administration of this
12            Act;
13            driver authorisation document means a driver authorisation
14            document issued under section 102;
15            driver's licence has the meaning given in the Road Traffic
16            (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 section 3(1);
17            driving authorisation means --
18              (a) a driver's licence; or
19              (b) a licence or other authorisation under a law of another
20                    State or a Territory authorising the person to drive a
21                    vehicle on a road other than solely for the purpose of
22                    learning to drive a vehicle;
23            hire or reward has the meaning given in section 11;
24            infringement notice means a notice issued to a person under a
25            written law --
26              (a) alleging the commission of an offence; and
27              (b) offering the person an opportunity, by paying an amount
28                    of money prescribed under the written law and specified
29                    in the notice, to have that matter dealt with out of court;
30            interstate driver authorisation means an authorisation issued
31            under a law of another State or a Territory that --
32              (a) authorises a person to drive a vehicle to transport
33                    passengers for hire or reward; and

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1      (b) meets the prescribed criteria;
2    interstate vehicle authorisation means an authorisation issued
3    under a law of another State or a Territory that --
4      (a) authorises a vehicle to transport passengers for hire or
5            reward; and
6      (b) meets the prescribed criteria;
7    learner's permit has the meaning given in the Road Traffic
8    (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 section 3(1);
9    levy means the on-demand passenger transport levy referred to
10   in section 245;
11   medical practitioner means a person registered under the
12   Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Western
13   Australia) in the medical profession;
14   officer, in relation to a provider of an on-demand booking
15   service, a passenger transport service or a passenger transport
16   vehicle --
17     (a) in relation to a body corporate, has the same meaning as
18           officer has in relation to a corporation under the
19           Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) section 9; and
20     (b) in relation to any other provider, means an individual
21           who has the capacity to make decisions in relation to the
22           operations of the on-demand booking service or
23           passenger transport service or the provision of passenger
24           transport vehicles;
25   on-demand booking service has the meaning given in
26   section 10;
27   on-demand booking service authorisation means an
28   authorisation under Part 3 to provide an on-demand booking
29   service;
30   on-demand charter passenger transport service means an
31   on-demand passenger transport service that does not include a
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1             on-demand driver means a person who drives an on-demand
2             vehicle for use in providing an on-demand passenger transport
3             service;
4             on-demand passenger transport service has the meaning given
5             in section 5;
6             on-demand rank or hail passenger transport service means an
7             on-demand passenger transport service that includes a rank or
8             hail service;
9             on-demand vehicle means a vehicle used or intended to be used
10            in providing an on-demand passenger transport service;
11            passenger includes a person acting in the capacity of controlled
12            operations officer but does not include a person carrying out
13            work or on duty in any of the following capacities --
14              (a) a person employed in relation to the provision of a
15                    passenger transport service;
16              (b) a person carrying out work for the provider of a
17                    passenger transport service;
18              (c) an authorised officer;
19            passenger transport authorisation means --
20              (a) an on-demand booking service authorisation; or
21              (b) a regular passenger transport service authorisation; or
22              (c) a passenger transport driver authorisation; or
23              (d) a passenger transport vehicle authorisation;
24            passenger transport driver means a person who drives a vehicle
25            for the purpose of transporting passengers for hire or reward;
26            passenger transport driver authorisation means a passenger
27            transport driver authorisation under Part 5;
28            passenger transport service means --
29              (a) an on-demand passenger transport service; or
30              (b) a regular passenger transport service; or
31              (c) a tourism passenger transport service; or
32              (d) a prescribed passenger transport service;

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1    passenger transport vehicle means a vehicle used or intended to
2    be used in providing a passenger transport service;
3    passenger transport vehicle authorisation means a passenger
4    transport vehicle authorisation under Part 6;
5    prescribed means prescribed by the regulations;
6    prescribed passenger transport service means a service for the
7    transport of passengers by vehicle for hire or reward that is
8    prescribed;
9    provide a prescribed passenger transport service means carry
10   on the business of providing a prescribed passenger transport
11   service;
12   provide a regular passenger transport service has the meaning
13   given in section 6(2);
14   provide a tourism passenger transport service has the meaning
15   given in section 7(2);
16   provide an on-demand booking service has the meaning given
17   in section 10(2);
18   provide an on-demand passenger transport service has the
19   meaning given in section 5(2);
20   provider of an on-demand booking service means a person who
21   provides an on-demand booking service;
22   provider of an on-demand vehicle means a person who carries
23   on the business of providing one or more vehicles for use in
24   providing an on-demand passenger transport service but does
25   not include a person in a prescribed class of person;
26   provider of a passenger transport service means a person who
27   provides a passenger transport service;
28   provider of a passenger transport vehicle means a person who
29   carries on the business of providing one or more vehicles for use
30   in providing a passenger transport service but does not include a
31   person in a prescribed class of person;
32   provider of a regular passenger transport service means a
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1             rank or hail service means an on-demand passenger transport
2             service under which a person can hail or hire an on-demand
3             vehicle while it is standing or plying or touting for hire on a
4             road or in another place accessible to the public;
5             regular passenger transport service has the meaning given in
6             section 6;
7             regular passenger transport service authorisation means an
8             authorisation under Part 4 to provide a regular passenger
9             transport service;
10            responsible officer, in relation to the provider of an authorised
11            on-demand booking service, means a person --
12              (a) who is nominated under section 29(4)(c) or the
13                     regulations to represent the provider in providing the
14                     on-demand booking service; and
15              (b) who meets the criteria set out in section 30;
16            safety duty has the meaning given in section 14(1);
17            safety standard has the meaning given in section 14(2);
18            taking a booking includes the hiring of a vehicle as a result of a
19            rank or hail service;
20            tourism passenger transport service has the meaning given in
21            section 7;
22            traffic record check means a document issued by the Police
23            Force of Western Australia or another body or agency approved
24            by the CEO that sets out or summarises in a manner acceptable
25            to the CEO either or both of the following --
26              (a) the convictions of an individual for driving-related
27                     offences under a law of this State, another State or a
28                     Territory; or
29              (b) the infringement notices issued to an individual for
30                     alleged driving-related offences under a law of this
31                     State, another State or a Territory;
32            vehicle means a motor vehicle as defined in the Road Traffic
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1               vehicle licence means a vehicle licence granted under the Road
2               Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012.
3         (2)   In this Act, a reference to a passenger or a hirer of a vehicle
4               includes a reference to a prospective passenger or prospective
5               hirer of the vehicle.
6         (3)   In this Act, a person is not to be taken to provide a passenger
7               transport service solely because the person --
8                 (a) drives a vehicle for use in providing that service; or
9                 (b) operates a vehicle for use in providing that service; or
10                (c) provides a vehicle for use in providing that service.
11        (4)   On and after the day on which section 303 comes into operation,
12              a reference in this Act to the Taxi Act 1994 is a reference to that
13              Act as in force immediately before that day.

14   5.         On-demand passenger transport service
15        (1)   In this Act, an on-demand passenger transport service is --
16                (a) a service --
17                         (i) for the transport of passengers by vehicle within,
18                              or partly within, the State for hire or reward; and
19                       (ii) in which the passenger or hirer determines or
20                              substantially determines the locations for the
21                              beginning and end of the journey and the time of
22                              travel;
23                      or
24                (b) a service or other thing that the regulations provide is an
25                      on-demand passenger transport service.
26        (2)   In this Act, provide an on-demand passenger transport service
27              means carry on the business of providing an on-demand
28              passenger transport service.




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1         (3)   The following are not on-demand passenger transport
2               services --
3                 (a) a courtesy transport service;
4                 (b) a community transport service;
5                 (c) a service or other thing that the regulations provide is
6                       not an on-demand passenger transport service.
7         (4)   In this Act, a business of providing an on-demand passenger
8               transport service --
9                 (a) includes a business of a kind that the regulations provide
10                      is a business of providing an on-demand passenger
11                      transport service; and
12                (b) does not include a business of a kind that the regulations
13                      provide is not a business of providing an on-demand
14                      passenger transport service.

15   6.         Regular passenger transport service
16        (1)   In this Act, a regular passenger transport service is --
17                (a) a service --
18                         (i) for the transport of passengers by vehicle within,
19                               or partly within, the State for hire or reward; and
20                       (ii) that is conducted according to regular routes and
21                               timetables or according to regular routes and at
22                               regular intervals;
23                      or
24                (b) a service or other thing that the regulations provide is a
25                      regular passenger transport service.
26        (2)   In this Act, provide a regular passenger transport service
27              means carry on the business of providing a regular passenger
28              transport service.
29        (3)   The following are not regular passenger transport services --
30               (a) an on-demand passenger transport service;
31               (b) a tourism passenger transport service;

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1                (c)    a courtesy transport service;
2                (d)    a community transport service;
3                (e)    a service or other thing that the regulations provide is
4                       not a regular passenger transport service.
5         (4)   In this Act, a business of providing a regular passenger transport
6               service --
7                 (a) includes a business of a kind that the regulations provide
8                       is a business of providing a regular passenger transport
9                       service; and
10                (b) does not include a business of a kind that the regulations
11                      provide is not a business of providing a regular
12                      passenger transport service.

13   7.         Tourism passenger transport service
14        (1)   In this Act, a tourism passenger transport service is --
15                (a) a service --
16                         (i) for the transport of passengers by vehicle within,
17                               or partly within, the State for hire or reward for
18                               the purposes of tourism; and
19                        (ii) that is designed for the carriage of tourists to
20                               destinations listed on a publicly available tour
21                               itinerary;
22                      or
23                (b) a service or other thing that the regulations provide is a
24                      tourism passenger transport service.
25        (2)   In this Act, provide a tourism passenger transport service
26              means carry on the business of providing a tourism passenger
27              transport service.
28        (3)   The following are not tourism passenger transport services --
29               (a) an on-demand passenger transport service;
30               (b) a courtesy transport service;
31               (c) a community transport service;

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1                (d)   a service or other thing that the regulations provide is
2                      not a tourism passenger transport service.
3         (4)   In this Act, a business of providing a tourism passenger
4               transport service --
5                 (a) includes a business of a kind that the regulations provide
6                       is a business of providing a tourism passenger transport
7                       service; and
8                 (b) does not include a business of a kind that the regulations
9                       provide is not a business of providing a tourism
10                      passenger transport service.

11   8.         Community transport service
12        (1)   In this Act, a community transport service is a
13              community-based passenger transport service --
14                (a) that is designed --
15                         (i) to benefit individuals or groups within a local
16                              community who are in need of some form of
17                              assistance; or
18                        (ii) to assist individuals or groups within a local
19                              community to participate to a greater degree in
20                              the life of the community (including the wider
21                              community); or
22                       (iii) to achieve some other form of community,
23                              charitable, educational, benevolent, religious,
24                              recreational, sporting or philanthropic purpose at
25                              the local level;
26                      and
27                (b) that is not established, or is not principally established,
28                      with a view to profit or commercial gain.
29        (2)   In this Act, a community transport service --
30                (a) includes --
31                        (i) a service or other thing that the regulations
32                              provide is a community transport service; and

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1                       (ii) a service declared under subsection (3);
2                      and
3                (b)   does not include a service or other thing that the
4                      regulations provide is not a community transport
5                      service.
6         (3)   The CEO may declare by notice published in the Gazette that a
7               specified service is a community transport service.

8    9.         Courtesy transport service
9         (1)   In this Act, a courtesy transport service is a passenger transport
10              service that --
11                (a) is provided in connection with a service (the primary
12                      service) that is not the provision of passenger transport
13                      by vehicle; and
14                (b) is not established, or is not principally established, with
15                      a view to profit or commercial gain; and
16                (c) is provided as a courtesy to the customers or patrons of
17                      the primary service.
18        (2)   In this Act, a courtesy transport service --
19                (a) includes --
20                        (i) a service or other thing that the regulations
21                              provide is a courtesy transport service; and
22                       (ii) a service declared under subsection (3);
23                      and
24                (b) does not include a service or other thing that the
25                      regulations provide is not a courtesy transport service.
26        (3)   The CEO may declare by notice published in the Gazette that a
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1    10.         On-demand booking service
2          (1)   In this Act, an on-demand booking service is --
3                  (a) a service that involves --
4                           (i) taking or facilitating bookings for on-demand
5                                 vehicles to be used in providing on-demand
6                                 passenger transport services (whether
7                                 immediately or at a later time); and
8                          (ii) communicating the bookings to on-demand
9                                 drivers or to providers of on-demand passenger
10                                transport services;
11                       or
12                 (b) a service that involves taking or facilitating bookings for
13                       on-demand vehicles to be used in providing on-demand
14                       passenger transport services (whether immediately or at
15                       a later time), where the person who takes or facilitates
16                       the bookings is the on-demand driver or the provider of
17                       the on-demand vehicle; or
18                 (c) a service that facilitates the provision of on-demand
19                       passenger transport services including by providing any
20                       of the following services --
21                          (i) communication services for on-demand drivers
22                                and on-demand vehicles;
23                         (ii) controlling, co-ordination or administrative or
24                                other services for on-demand passenger transport
25                                services;
26                        (iii) safety management systems or regulatory
27                                compliance services for on-demand passenger
28                                transport services, on-demand drivers and other
29                                on-demand booking services;
30                       or
31                 (d) a service or other thing that the regulations provide is an
32                       on-demand booking service.



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1    (2)   In this Act, provide an on-demand booking service means carry
2          on the business of providing an on-demand booking service.
3    (3)   In this Act, an on-demand booking service does not include a
4          service or other thing that the regulations provide is not an
5          on-demand booking service.
6    (4)   In this Act, a business of providing an on-demand booking
7          service --
8            (a) includes a business of a kind that the regulations provide
9                  is a business of providing an on-demand booking
10                 service; and
11           (b) does not include a business of a kind that the regulations
12                 provide is not a business of providing an on-demand
13                 booking service.
14   (5)   For the purpose of determining whether a person provides an
15         on-demand booking service it does not matter --
16           (a) that a booking is obtained or communicated remotely by
17                 means of an electronic device or other means not
18                 directly provided by the person who provides the
19                 on-demand booking service; or
20          (b) that the provider of the on-demand booking service is
21                 located outside the State if the on-demand passenger
22                 transport service is provided wholly, or partly, within
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1    11.         Hire or reward
2          (1)   In this Act, a person will be considered to be providing a service
3                for the transport of passengers by vehicle for hire or reward, or
4                to be driving a vehicle for the purpose of transporting
5                passengers for hire or reward --
6                  (a) if --
7                            (i) the amount received or intended to be received
8                                for transporting the passengers exceeds, or is
9                                intended to exceed, the prescribed amount; or
10                         (ii) the transport is provided or intended to be
11                               provided gratuitously, but with a view to gaining
12                               or maintaining custom or other commercial
13                               advantage;
14                        or
15                 (b) in the prescribed circumstances.
16         (2)   In this Act, the circumstances in which a person will be
17               considered to be providing a service for the transport of
18               passengers by vehicle for hire or reward, or to be driving a
19               vehicle for the purpose of transporting passengers for hire or
20               reward, include using the vehicle for standing or plying or
21               touting for hire for that purpose.
22         (3)   In this Act, a person will not be considered to be driving a
23               vehicle for the purpose of transporting passengers for hire or
24               reward if --
25                 (a) the person is driving the vehicle in the course of the
26                       person's general employment; and
27                 (b) carrying passengers in that vehicle is an incidental part
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1    (4)   In this Act, a person will not be considered to be providing a
2          service for the transport of passengers by vehicle for hire or
3          reward or to be driving a vehicle for the purpose of transporting
4          passengers for hire or reward --
5            (a) if the passengers are transported under a vehicle pooling
6                  arrangement; or
7            (b) in the prescribed circumstances.
8    (5)   In this Act, passengers are transported under a vehicle pooling
9          arrangement if --
10           (a) the vehicle is provided by the driver; and
11           (b) the driver would be undertaking the relevant journey in
12                 any event; and
13           (c) the transporting of the passengers is not the result of
14                 plying or touting for hire by the driver or another
15                 person; and
16           (d) the maximum number of persons in the vehicle,
17                 including the driver, is 9; and
18           (e) a payment by a passenger is limited to making a
19                 contribution to the costs incurred in making the journey
20                 and does not involve profit for the driver or any other
21                 person.
22   (6)   Nothing in subsection (1) or (2) limits the circumstances in
23         which a person will be considered to be --
24          (a) providing a service for the transport of passengers by
25                vehicle for hire or reward; or
26          (b) driving a vehicle for the purpose of transporting
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1    12.         Close associate
2          (1)   In this section --
3                relevant financial interest, in relation to an on-demand booking
4                service, means --
5                  (a) any share in the capital of the on-demand booking
6                         service; or
7                  (b) any entitlement to receive any income derived from the
8                         on-demand booking service, or to receive any other
9                         financial benefit or financial advantage from the
10                        provision of the on-demand booking service, whether
11                        the entitlement arises at law or in equity or otherwise; or
12                 (c) any entitlement to receive any rent, profit or other
13                        income in connection with the use or occupation of
14                        premises on or from which the on-demand booking
15                        service is or is to be provided (for example, an
16                        entitlement of the owner of the premises from which the
17                        on-demand booking service is provided to receive rent
18                        as lessor of the premises);
19               relevant position means --
20                 (a) the position of director, manager or corporate secretary;
21                        or
22                 (b) any other position, however designated, if it is an
23                        executive position;
24               relevant power means any power, whether exercisable by voting
25               or otherwise and whether exercisable alone or in association
26               with others --
27                 (a) to participate in any directorial, managerial or executive
28                        decision; or
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1          (2)   In this Act, a person is a close associate of an applicant for
2                authorisation to provide an on-demand booking service or the
3                authorised provider of an on-demand booking service if the
4                person --
5                  (a) holds or will hold any relevant financial interest, or is or
6                        will be entitled to exercise any relevant power (whether
7                        in the person's own right or on behalf of any other
8                        person), in relation to the on-demand booking service,
9                        and by virtue of that interest or power is or will be able
10                       (in the opinion of the CEO) to exercise a significant
11                       influence over or in relation to the management or
12                       operation of the on-demand booking service; or
13                 (b) holds or will hold any relevant position, whether in the
14                       person's own right or on behalf of any other person, in
15                       the on-demand booking service; or
16                 (c) is or will be engaged as a contractor under a contract of
17                       service or employed in the on-demand booking service.
18         (3)   For the purposes of this section, a financial institution is not a
19               close associate by reason only of having a relevant financial
20               interest in relation to the on-demand booking service.
21         (4)   This section extends to relevant financial interests and relevant
22               powers even if those interests and powers are not payable,
23               exercisable or otherwise enforceable as a matter of law and
24               equity but are payable, exercisable or otherwise enforceable as a
25               matter of fact.

26   13.         Crown bound
27               This Act binds the State, and so far as the legislative power of
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1                          Part 2 -- Safety of services
2                      Division 1 -- Safety duties: principles
3    14.         Safety duties and standards
4          (1)   In this Act, the safety duties for the following persons are the
5                duties that they have under Division 2 --
6                  (a) providers of on-demand booking services;
7                  (b) providers of passenger transport services;
8                  (c) providers of passenger transport vehicles;
9                  (d) officers of providers of on-demand booking services,
10                       passenger transport services or passenger transport
11                       vehicles;
12                 (e) drivers of vehicles used for the purpose of transporting
13                       passengers for hire or reward.
14         (2)   In this Act, the safety standards for the following persons are
15               the standards specified for those persons in the regulations made
16               under Part 11 Division 2 --
17                 (a) providers of on-demand booking services;
18                 (b) providers of passenger transport services;
19                 (c) providers of passenger transport vehicles;
20                 (d) drivers of vehicles used for the purpose of transporting
21                       passengers for hire or reward.

22   15.         Principles applying to safety duties
23         (1)   A safety duty cannot be transferred to another person.
24         (2)   A person can have more than one safety duty by virtue of being
25               in more than one class of duty holder.
26         (3)   More than one person can concurrently have the same safety
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1          (4)   If more than one person has a safety duty for the same matter,
2                each person --
3                   (a) retains responsibility for the person's duty in relation to
4                       the matter; and
5                  (b) must discharge the person's duty to the extent to which
6                       the person has the capacity to influence and control the
7                       matter or would have had that capacity but for an
8                       agreement or arrangement purporting to limit or remove
9                       that capacity.

10                      Division 2 -- Primary duties of care
11   16.         Primary duty of care of providers of on-demand booking
12               services
13               The provider of an on-demand booking service for an
14               on-demand passenger transport service must ensure the health
15               and safety of --
16                 (a) on-demand drivers and other persons while they are
17                       engaged in providing the on-demand passenger transport
18                       service; and
19                 (b) passengers and other persons in connection with the
20                       on-demand passenger transport service.

21   17.         Primary duty of care of providers of passenger transport
22               services
23               The provider of a passenger transport service must ensure the
24               health and safety of --
25                 (a) passenger transport drivers and other persons while they
26                       are engaged in providing the passenger transport
27                       service; and
28                 (b) passengers and other persons in connection with the
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1    18.         Primary duty of care of providers of passenger transport
2                vehicles
3                The provider of a passenger transport vehicle used or to be used
4                in providing a passenger transport service must ensure that the
5                vehicle is safe and will not cause harm or injury to any person.

6    19.         Primary duty of care of drivers of vehicles used to transport
7                passengers for hire or reward
8                The driver of a vehicle must, while the vehicle is being used for
9                the purpose of transporting passengers for hire or reward --
10                 (a) ensure their own health and safety; and
11                 (b) ensure that their own acts or omissions do not adversely
12                       affect the health and safety of other persons; and
13                 (c) if the vehicle is being used in providing an on-demand
14                       passenger transport service, comply, so far as the driver
15                       is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that
16                       is given by the person providing the on-demand booking
17                       service for the on-demand passenger transport service to
18                       enable that person to comply with this Act; and
19                 (d) if the vehicle is being used in providing a passenger
20                       transport service, comply, so far as the driver is
21                       reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that is
22                       given by the person providing the passenger transport
23                       service or the passenger transport vehicle to enable that
24                       person to comply with this Act.

25   20.         Duty of officers
26               An officer of a person (a duty holder) that has a safety duty
27               under section 16, 17 or 18 must ensure that the duty holder
28               complies with that safety duty.

29   21.         Safety duty offence: Category 1
30         (1)   A person commits a Category 1 offence if --
31                (a) the person has a safety duty; and

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1                 (b)   the person knowingly engages in conduct that breaches
2                       that duty and --
3                          (i) exposes an individual to whom that duty is owed
4                                to a risk of death or serious injury or illness; or
5                         (ii) in the case of a breach of a duty under section 20,
6                                exposes an individual to whom the duty holder
7                                under that section owes a duty to a risk of death
8                                or serious injury or illness.
9                Penalty for this subsection:
10                   (a) for an individual, imprisonment for 2 years and a fine
11                          of $300 000;
12                   (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $3 000 000.
13         (2)   A Category 1 offence is a crime.

14   22.         Safety duty offence: Category 2
15         (1)   A person commits a Category 2 offence if --
16                 (a) the person has a safety duty; and
17                (b) the person fails to comply with that safety duty and that
18                       failure --
19                          (i) exposes an individual to whom that duty is owed
20                               to a risk of death or serious injury or illness; or
21                         (ii) in the case of a breach of a duty under section 20,
22                               exposes an individual to whom the duty holder
23                               under that section owes a duty to a risk of death
24                               or serious injury or illness.
25               Penalty for this subsection:
26                    (a) for an individual, a fine of $150 000;
27                    (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $1 500 000.
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1    23.         Safety duty offence: Category 3
2                A person commits a Category 3 offence if --
3                  (a) the person has a safety duty; and
4                 (b) the person fails to comply with that safety duty.
5                Penalty:
6                     (a) for an individual, a fine of $50 000;
7                     (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $500 000.

8    24.         Reasonable steps defence
9          (1)   It is a defence to a charge for a Category 1, Category 2 or
10               Category 3 offence to prove that --
11                  (a) the person did not know and could not reasonably be
12                        expected to have known that an offence was committed;
13                        and
14                 (b) either --
15                           (i) the person took all reasonable steps to prevent
16                                the breach of the safety duty; or
17                          (ii) there were no steps the person could reasonably
18                                have taken to prevent the breach of the safety
19                                duty.
20         (2)   Without limiting subsection (1), in determining whether things
21               done or omitted to be done by a person constitute reasonable
22               steps, a court may have regard to the following --
23                 (a) the circumstances of the alleged offence;
24                 (b) the measures available and the measures taken to
25                        eliminate or minimise the risk of death or serious injury
26                        or illness of persons to whom the safety duty was owed;
27                 (c) the personal expertise or experience that the person or
28                        an employee or agent of the person had or ought to have
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1   25.         Conviction of alternative offence
2         (1)   If a person is charged with a Category 1 offence, the person may
3               be convicted of a Category 2 or Category 3 offence.
4         (2)   If a person is charged with a Category 2 offence, the person may
5               be convicted of a Category 3 offence.




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1                  Part 3 -- On-demand booking services
2                            Division 1 -- Interpretation
3    26.         Term used: disqualification offence
4                In this Part --
5                disqualification offence means an offence under any of the
6                following that is prescribed as a disqualification offence for the
7                purposes of this Part --
8                  (a) this Act or another written law;
9                  (b) a law of the Commonwealth;
10                 (c) a law of another State or a Territory.

11                              Division 2 -- Offences
12   27.         Provider of on-demand booking service must be authorised
13         (1)   A person commits an offence if --
14                 (a) the person provides an on-demand booking service; and
15                (b) the person does not hold an on-demand booking service
16                       authorisation that is in force and authorises the provision
17                       of that service.
18               Penalty for this subsection:
19                    (a) for an individual, a fine of $40 000;
20                    (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $200 000.
21         (2)   A provider of an on-demand booking service is not required to
22               hold an on-demand booking service authorisation to provide the
23               service if the provider has an association arrangement with the
24               provider of an authorised on-demand booking service in relation
25               to that service.
26         (3)   The provider of an authorised on-demand booking service who
27               has entered into an association arrangement is responsible under
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1                booking services provided by the provider of the associated
2                booking service in accordance with the association arrangement.

3    28.         Provider of on-demand booking service must comply with
4                authorisation conditions
5                A provider of an on-demand booking service must comply with
6                the conditions of the on-demand booking service authorisation
7                for that service.
8                Penalty:
9                      (a) for an individual, a fine of $40 000;
10                    (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $200 000.

11                          Division 3 -- Authorisation
12   29.         Application for authorisation to provide an on-demand
13               booking service
14         (1)   The following may apply for authorisation to provide an
15               on-demand booking service --
16                 (a) an individual;
17                (b) 2 or more persons who intend to provide the service
18                       jointly under a partnership or other agreement;
19                 (c) a body corporate incorporated under a law of this or any
20                       other jurisdiction including --
21                          (i) the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth);
22                               and
23                         (ii) the Associations Incorporation Act 2015; and
24                        (iii) the Co-operatives Act 2009;
25                (d) any other prescribed entity.
26         (2)   A person who is disqualified under this Part from holding or
27               obtaining an on-demand booking service authorisation cannot
28               apply for an on-demand booking service authorisation.
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1       (4)    An application must --
2               (a) be in the approved form; and
3               (b) contain the information required by the CEO; and
4               (c) nominate one or more persons who meet the criteria set
5                     out in section 30 to represent the applicant in providing
6                     the on-demand booking service; and
7               (d) be accompanied by a declaration in the approved
8                     form --
9                        (i) stating that the authorisations referred to in
10                            section 30(b) and (c) have been given; and
11                      (ii) acknowledging that documents given to a
12                            responsible officer on behalf of the provider of
13                            the on-demand booking service under this Act
14                            are taken to be given to the provider of the
15                            service;
16                    and
17              (e) comply with the requirements of the regulations; and
18               (f) be accompanied by the prescribed application fee.
19      (5)    At least one person nominated under subsection (4)(c) must be a
20             resident of the State.
21      (6)    At least one person nominated under subsection (4)(c) in
22             relation to a provider that is a body corporate must be a director
23             or manager of the body corporate.
24      (7)    The CEO may, by written notice given to the applicant, require
25             the applicant to provide further information relevant to the
26             application that is specified in the notice within the time (being
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1    30.         Responsible officers
2                In order to be nominated under section 29(4)(c) or the
3                regulations to represent the provider of an on-demand booking
4                service in providing that service, a person must --
5                  (a) be directly involved in the day-to-day management of
6                        the on-demand booking service; and
7                  (b) be authorised to represent the provider of the on-demand
8                        booking service in providing that service; and
9                  (c) have access to and be authorised to provide any
10                       information relating to the on-demand booking service
11                       that is required under this Act; and
12                 (d) be a fit and proper person to be a responsible officer;
13                       and
14                 (e) have the capacity, on behalf of the provider of the
15                       on-demand booking service, to influence the safety of
16                       drivers who provide, and vehicles used in providing, the
17                       on-demand passenger transport services to which the
18                       on-demand booking service relates; and
19                  (f) meet any prescribed requirements.

20   31.         Grant of authorisation
21         (1)   The CEO may grant an authorisation to an applicant to provide
22               an on-demand booking service if the CEO is satisfied that --
23                 (a) each person nominated as a responsible officer by the
24                      applicant is a responsible officer of the applicant; and
25                 (b) the applicant has complied with the requirements of
26                      section 29(4)(a) to (e) and provided the information
27                      required under section 29(7); and
28                 (c) the applicant complies with any prescribed criteria; and
29                 (d) the applicant has paid the prescribed application fee
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1                 (e)   the applicant has paid the relevant prescribed
2                       authorisation fee for the authorisation within the time for
3                       payment required by the CEO.
4          (2)   The CEO may have regard to any relevant matters in
5                determining whether a person nominated by an applicant is a
6                responsible officer.

7    32.         Refusal of authorisation
8          (1)   Without limiting section 31(1), the CEO may refuse to grant an
9                on-demand booking service authorisation if --
10                 (a) the CEO is satisfied that the applicant is not a fit and
11                     proper person to be authorised to provide an on-demand
12                     booking service; or
13                (b) the applicant has previously held an on-demand booking
14                     service authorisation, or an equivalent authorisation in
15                     another State or a Territory, and that authorisation has
16                     been cancelled; or
17                 (c) a person nominated as a responsible officer by the
18                     applicant has previously held an on-demand booking
19                     service authorisation, or an equivalent authorisation in
20                     another State or a Territory, and that authorisation has
21                     been cancelled; or
22                (d) a close associate of the applicant has previously held an
23                     on-demand booking service authorisation, or an
24                     equivalent authorisation in another State or a Territory,
25                     and that authorisation has been cancelled; or
26                 (e) the applicant, a close associate of the applicant, or a
27                     person nominated as a responsible officer by the
28                     applicant, is charged with a disqualification offence; or
29                 (f) a close associate of the applicant has been convicted of a
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1          (2)   The CEO must refuse to grant an authorisation if --
2                 (a) the applicant or a person nominated as a responsible
3                      officer by the applicant has been convicted of a
4                      disqualification offence; and
5                 (b) the conviction has not been quashed or set aside; and
6                 (c) the disqualification period prescribed for the purposes of
7                      section 46(1) in relation to the disqualification offence
8                      has not passed since the conviction.
9          (3)   The CEO may have regard to any relevant matters in
10               determining whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be
11               authorised to provide an on-demand booking service.

12   33.         Conditions of authorisation
13               An on-demand booking service authorisation is granted subject
14               to the following conditions --
15                 (a) any conditions imposed under this Act;
16                 (b) any conditions that the CEO thinks fit and specifies on
17                       the authorisation document or otherwise specifies in
18                       writing.

19   34.         Application for variation of conditions
20         (1)   The provider of an authorised on-demand booking service may
21               apply to the CEO for the variation of the conditions of the
22               on-demand booking service authorisation imposed by the CEO.
23         (2)   The application must --
24                (a) be in the approved form; and
25                (b) be accompanied by any documents or other information
26                      specified in the approved form; and
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1    35.         Variation of conditions
2          (1)   The CEO may vary the conditions of an on-demand booking
3                service authorisation imposed by the CEO if the CEO is
4                satisfied that the variation is appropriate in the circumstances.
5          (2)   A variation may be made on application under section 34 or on
6                the CEO's own initiative.
7          (3)   A variation --
8                 (a) must be in writing; and
9                 (b) may do any of the following --
10                         (i) vary existing conditions;
11                        (ii) remove existing conditions;
12                       (iii) add new conditions.

13   36.         Notice of decision to refuse or vary
14         (1)   The CEO must give an applicant written notice of a decision
15               under section 31 or 32 to refuse to grant an on-demand booking
16               service authorisation.
17         (2)   The CEO must give the provider of an authorised on-demand
18               booking service written notice of a decision --
19                 (a) to refuse to grant an application under section 34 for the
20                      variation of the conditions of the on-demand booking
21                      service authorisation; or
22                (b) to vary the conditions of the on-demand booking service
23                      authorisation under section 35.
24         (3)   In the case of a relevant decision the notice must state --
25                 (a) the reasons for the decision; and
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1          (4)   In subsection (3) --
2                relevant decision means a decision --
3                  (a) to refuse to grant an on-demand booking service
4                       authorisation --
5                          (i) because the CEO is not satisfied as to a matter
6                               referred to in section 31(1)(a), (b) or (c); or
7                         (ii) under section 32(1);
8                       or
9                  (b) to impose conditions on an on-demand booking service
10                      authorisation under section 33(b); or
11                 (c) to vary the conditions of an on-demand booking service
12                      authorisation on the CEO's own initiative; or
13                 (d) to refuse to grant an application for the variation of the
14                      conditions of an on-demand booking service
15                      authorisation.

16   37.         Authorisation document
17         (1)   If the CEO grants an on-demand booking service authorisation,
18               the CEO must issue an authorisation document to the provider
19               of the service.
20         (2)   The authorisation document must --
21                (a) be in the approved form; and
22                (b) identify the provider of the authorised on-demand
23                      booking service; and
24                (c) specify the authorisation number.

25   38.         Effect of authorisation
26               An on-demand booking service authorisation authorises the
27               provider to provide an on-demand booking service anywhere in
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1    39.         Duration of authorisation
2          (1)   An on-demand booking service authorisation is granted for the
3                prescribed period.
4          (2)   An on-demand booking service authorisation may be renewed
5                in accordance with the regulations.
6          (3)   An on-demand booking service authorisation remains in force
7                until whichever of the following occurs first --
8                  (a) it expires;
9                 (b) it is cancelled.
10         (4)   An on-demand booking service authorisation is not in force
11               during any period for which it is suspended.
12               Note for this subsection:
13                     See Division 4 for the suspension of an on-demand booking service
14                     authorisation.

15   40.         Authorisation not transferable
16               An on-demand booking service authorisation is not transferable.

17   41.         Publication of list of providers of authorised on-demand
18               booking services
19               The CEO must publish a list of all providers of authorised
20               on-demand booking services on the Department's website in
21               accordance with the regulations.

22         Division 4 -- Suspension, cancellation and disqualification
23               Subdivision 1 -- Suspension or cancellation by order

24   42.         Suspension or cancellation order
25         (1)   The CEO may make an order suspending or cancelling an
26               on-demand booking service authorisation if --
27                 (a) the CEO is no longer satisfied that the provider of the
28                     authorised on-demand booking service meets the

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1          requirements for the grant of an authorisation in
2          section 31(1)(a) or (c); or
3    (b)   the provider of the authorised on-demand booking
4          service has failed to comply with any requirements
5          under this Act, including --
6             (i) a condition of the authorisation; and
7            (ii) any duty or obligation imposed on the provider
8                  under this Act;
9          or
10   (c)   the authorisation was obtained by fraud or
11         misrepresentation; or
12   (d)   the CEO is no longer satisfied that the provider of the
13         authorised on-demand booking service is a fit and
14         proper person to be authorised to provide an on-demand
15         booking service; or
16   (e)   the CEO is no longer satisfied that a responsible officer
17         of the provider of the authorised on-demand booking
18         service is a fit and proper person to be a responsible
19         officer; or
20   (f)   the provider of the authorised on-demand booking
21         service has failed to --
22            (i) lodge a return with the CEO in accordance with
23                 section 250; or
24           (ii) pay the on-demand passenger transport levy in
25                 accordance with Part 9 Division 2;
26         or
27   (g)   a responsible officer of the provider of the authorised
28         on-demand booking service has held an on-demand
29         booking service authorisation (whether for the same or a
30         different service), or an equivalent authorisation in
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1                 (h)   a close associate of the provider of the authorised
2                       on-demand booking service has held an on-demand
3                       booking service authorisation (whether for the same or a
4                       different service), or an equivalent authorisation in
5                       another State or a Territory, and that authorisation has
6                       been cancelled.
7          (2)   A suspension order made under subsection (1)(a), (b), (d), (e)
8                or (f) may include a requirement that the provider of the
9                on-demand booking service undertake remedial action.
10         (3)   The CEO may, by written notice given to the provider of the
11               on-demand booking service, vary or waive a requirement
12               imposed under subsection (2).

13   43.         Suspension or cancellation order for disqualification offence
14         (1)   The CEO may make an order suspending an on-demand
15               booking service authorisation if the provider of the on-demand
16               booking service, a responsible officer of the provider or a close
17               associate of the provider is charged with a disqualification
18               offence.
19         (2)   The CEO must make an order cancelling an on-demand booking
20               service authorisation if the CEO is satisfied that the provider of
21               the service has been convicted of a disqualification offence.
22         (3)   The CEO must make an order cancelling an on-demand booking
23               service authorisation if the CEO is satisfied that a responsible
24               officer of the provider of the service has been convicted of a
25               disqualification offence, unless the CEO is satisfied that the
26               continued operation of the service is appropriate in the
27               circumstances.
28         (4)   The CEO may make an order suspending or cancelling an
29               on-demand booking service authorisation if a close associate of
30               the provider of the service is convicted of a disqualification
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1          (5)   Subsections (2), (3) and (4) do not apply to a disqualification
2                offence if --
3                  (a) the conviction for the offence has been quashed or set
4                       aside; or
5                  (b) the disqualification period prescribed for the purposes of
6                       section 46(1) in relation to the offence has passed since
7                       the conviction.
8          (6)   This section extends to a conviction by a court of a
9                disqualification offence whether or not the conviction occurred
10               before the commencement of this section if the disqualification
11               period has not expired before that commencement.

12   44.         Disqualification if authorisation cancelled for
13               disqualification offence
14         (1)   If an on-demand booking service authorisation is cancelled
15               under section 43(2), (3) or (4), the provider is disqualified from
16               holding or obtaining an on-demand booking service
17               authorisation for the period determined in accordance with this
18               section.
19         (2)   A period of disqualification under subsection (1) --
20                (a) commences on the day that the on-demand booking
21                      service authorisation is cancelled; and
22                (b) ends when the period of disqualification prescribed in
23                      relation to the disqualification offence has expired.
24         (3)   Despite subsection (2)(b), if a person's conviction for a
25               disqualification offence is quashed or set aside, then the
26               disqualification period ends when the conviction is quashed or
27               set aside.
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1    45.         Cumulative effect of disqualification
2          (1)   This section applies if, when the period for which a person is
3                disqualified (the new disqualification period) under
4                section 44(1) would otherwise commence, the person is already
5                disqualified under that section.
6          (2)   The commencement of the new disqualification period is
7                postponed, and the disqualification does not have effect, until
8                the existing period of disqualification, and any period of
9                disqualification that commences subsequently, has ended.
10         (3)   Postponing the commencement of the new disqualification
11               period does not reduce the new disqualification period.

12   46.         Disqualification period and reinstatement
13         (1)   A disqualification period (which may be permanent) must be
14               prescribed in relation to each disqualification offence.
15         (2)   Different periods of disqualification may be prescribed in
16               relation to a disqualification offence depending on any of the
17               following --
18                 (a) whether the offence is a first or subsequent offence;
19                 (b) the circumstances in which the offence is committed;
20                 (c) the length of time that the provider has continuously
21                       held an authorisation that is in force when the offence is
22                       committed;
23                 (d) whether or not the provider has previously been
24                       disqualified under section 44(1).
25         (3)   The regulations may provide for the reinstatement of
26               authorisations, or make any other provision necessary or
27               convenient to be made, to deal with consequences of a
28               conviction for a disqualification offence being quashed or set
29               aside in a case in which an authorisation has been cancelled
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1    47.         Order may be made even if authorisation suspended
2                An order may be made under section 42(1) or 43(1), (2), (3)
3                or (4) even if the on-demand booking service authorisation is
4                already suspended when the order is made.

5    48.         Show cause process
6          (1)   Unless section 49 applies, the CEO must not make an order
7                under section 42(1) or 43(1), (3) or (4) unless the CEO has first
8                complied with this section.
9          (2)   The CEO must serve notice on the provider of the on-demand
10               booking service to show cause within 30 days why the
11               on-demand booking service authorisation should not be
12               suspended or cancelled, as the case may be.
13         (3)   If the CEO is not satisfied at the end of the 30-day notice
14               period, the order may be made under section 42(1) or 43(1), (3)
15               or (4), as the case requires.
16         (4)   The CEO may make an order suspending an on-demand
17               booking service authorisation within the 30-day notice period if
18               the CEO considers that the suspension is necessary in the
19               circumstances.

20   49.         Immediate suspension or cancellation
21               The CEO may make an order under section 42(1) or 43(1), (3)
22               or (4) without complying with section 48 if the CEO has reason
23               to believe that the on-demand booking service has been or is
24               being conducted in a manner that causes, or may cause, danger
25               to the public.

26   50.         Notice of suspension order
27               The CEO must give written notice of a suspension order under
28               section 42(1), 43(1) or (4) or 48(4) to the provider of the
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1                 (a)   that the on-demand booking service authorisation is
2                       suspended;
3                 (b)   the day on which the period of suspension commences;
4                 (c)   the grounds on which the order is made;
5                 (d)   if the order is made under section 42(1), any remedial
6                       action that the provider is required to take under
7                       section 42(2);
8                 (e)   if the order is made under section 42(1)(a), (b), (d) or (e)
9                       or 48(4), that the provider has a right to a review under
10                      Part 10.

11   51.         Period of suspension
12         (1)   An on-demand booking service authorisation subject to a
13               suspension order under section 42(1) or 43(1) or (4) is
14               suspended under the order for a period --
15                 (a) commencing on the day stated in the notice under
16                      section 50(b); and
17                 (b) ending on the first of the following to occur --
18                         (i) the day stated in a notice of revocation of the
19                              suspension order under section 52(4)(b);
20                        (ii) the day on which the authorisation is cancelled
21                              under this Act;
22                       (iii) the day on which the authorisation expires.
23         (2)   An on-demand booking service authorisation subject to a
24               suspension order under section 48(4) is suspended under the
25               order for a period --
26                 (a) commencing on the day stated in the notice under
27                       section 50(b); and
28                 (b) ending on the first of the following to occur --
29                         (i) the day on which the authorisation is suspended
30                               or cancelled after the end of the 30-day period
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1                         (ii)   the day stated in a notice of revocation of the
2                                order under section 52(4)(b);
3                        (iii)   the day on which the authorisation is otherwise
4                                cancelled under this Act;
5                        (iv)    the day on which the authorisation expires.

6    52.         Revocation of suspension order
7          (1)   The CEO may at any time revoke a suspension order under
8                section 42(1), 43(1) or (4) or 48(4).
9          (2)   The CEO must revoke a suspension order made under
10               section 48(4) as soon as practicable after the end of the 30-day
11               notice period referred to in section 48 if the CEO decides not to
12               make an order under section 42 or 43.
13         (3)   The CEO must revoke a suspension order made under
14               section 42(1) as soon as practicable after the CEO becomes
15               satisfied that --
16                 (a) if the order includes a requirement under section 42(2)
17                       that the provider of the on-demand booking service
18                       undertake any remedial action -- that action has been
19                       undertaken; and
20                 (b) the grounds for making the order no longer exist.
21         (4)   The CEO must give written notice of a revocation of a
22               suspension order under this section to the provider of the
23               on-demand booking service stating the following --
24                 (a) that the suspension of the on-demand booking service
25                      authorisation has been revoked;
26                 (b) the day on which the suspension of the on-demand
27                      booking service authorisation under the order ends;
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1    53.          Notice of cancellation order
2          (1)    The CEO must give written notice of a cancellation order under
3                 section 42(1) or 43(2), (3) or (4) to the provider of the
4                 on-demand booking service stating the following --
5                   (a) that the on-demand booking service authorisation is
6                         cancelled;
7                   (b) the day on which the cancellation takes effect;
8                   (c) the grounds on which the order is made;
9                   (d) if the order is made under section 43(2), (3) or (4) --
10                          (i) that the provider is disqualified from holding or
11                                 obtaining an on-demand booking service
12                                 authorisation; and
13                         (ii) the period for which the provider is disqualified
14                                 under section 44;
15                  (e) if the order is made under section 42(1)(a), (b), (d)
16                        or (e), that the provider has a right to a review under
17                        Part 10.
18         (2)    An on-demand booking service authorisation subject to a
19                cancellation order is cancelled on the day stated in the order.

20               Subdivision 2 -- Automatic suspension or cancellation

21   54.          Automatic suspension: joint authorisation
22                If 2 or more persons jointly hold an on-demand booking service
23                authorisation and any one of them dies or ceases to jointly
24                provide the service --
25                   (a) the authorisation is suspended by force of this section at
26                        the end of the period of 21 days after the death or
27                        cessation unless the CEO has been notified before the
28                        end of that period of the death or cessation; and
29                  (b) the authorisation may be suspended, cancelled or varied
30                        because of the death or cessation.



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1    55.         Automatic suspension: no responsible officer
2          (1)   This section applies if --
3                 (a) the provider of an authorised on-demand booking
4                       service is a body corporate; and
5                 (b) the provider ceases to have any directors or managers
6                       who are responsible officers for the purposes of this
7                       Part.
8          (2)   The on-demand booking service authorisation for the service is
9                suspended by force of this section from the time that the
10               provider ceases to have any directors or managers who are
11               responsible officers until --
12                 (a) a new director or manager of the service is nominated in
13                      accordance with the regulations; and
14                 (b) the CEO advises the provider of the service that the
15                      CEO is satisfied that the nominated director or manager
16                      is a responsible officer.




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1            Part 4 -- Regular passenger transport services
2                               Division 1 -- Offences
3    56.         Provider of regular passenger transport service must be
4                authorised
5          (1)   A person commits an offence if --
6                  (a) the person provides a regular passenger transport
7                        service; and
8                 (b) the person does not hold a regular passenger transport
9                        service authorisation that is in force and authorises the
10                       provision of that service.
11               Penalty for this subsection:
12                    (a) for an individual, a fine of $40 000;
13                    (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $200 000.
14         (2)   Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who provides a
15               regular passenger transport service on behalf of another person
16               who is authorised to provide a regular passenger transport
17               service.

18   57.         Provider of regular passenger transport service must
19               comply with authorisation conditions
20               A provider of a regular passenger transport service must comply
21               with the conditions of the regular passenger transport service
22               authorisation for that service.
23               Penalty:
24                    (a) for an individual, a fine of $40 000;
25                   (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $200 000.

26   58.         Provider of regular passenger transport service must notify
27               CEO if no longer providing service
28               A provider of a regular passenger transport service must give
29               written notice to the CEO as soon as practicable if the provider

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1                ceases to provide a regular passenger service on any route or
2                routes or in any area or areas specified in the regular passenger
3                transport service authorisation.
4                Penalty:
5                     (a) for an individual, a fine of $5 000;
6                     (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $25 000.

7                            Division 2 -- Authorisation
8    59.         Application for authorisation to provide regular passenger
9                transport service
10         (1)   The following may apply for authorisation to provide a regular
11               passenger transport service --
12                 (a) an individual;
13                 (b) 2 or more persons who intend to provide the service
14                       jointly under a partnership or other agreement;
15                 (c) a body corporate incorporated under a law of this or any
16                       other jurisdiction including --
17                          (i) the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth);
18                               and
19                         (ii) the Associations Incorporation Act 2015; and
20                        (iii) the Co-operatives Act 2009;
21                 (d) any other prescribed entity.
22         (2)   An application for authorisation is to be made to the CEO.
23         (3)   An application must --
24                (a) be in the approved form; and
25                (b) contain the following information --
26                        (i) the route or routes on which or the area or areas
27                              in which it is intended that the service is to
28                              operate;
29                       (ii) an estimate of the number of vehicles to be used
30                              in providing the service;

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1                        (iii)   a description of the kinds of vehicles to be used
2                                in providing the service;
3                        (iv)    an estimate of the maximum number of
4                                passengers to be carried by the vehicles proposed
5                                to be used;
6                         (v)    the fares proposed to be charged;
7                        and
8                 (c)    contain the information required by the CEO; and
9                 (d)    comply with the requirements of the regulations; and
10                (e)    be accompanied by the prescribed application fee.
11         (4)   The CEO may, by written notice given to the applicant, require
12               the applicant to provide further information relevant to the
13               application that is specified in the notice within the time (being
14               not less than 30 days) specified in the notice.

15   60.         Minister is decision-maker
16               The Minister is to make the decision under this Part to grant or
17               to refuse to grant a regular passenger transport service
18               authorisation.

19   61.         Minister may delegate
20         (1)   The Minister may delegate to the CEO or any person employed
21               in, or engaged for the purposes of, the Department any power or
22               duty of the Minister under this Part.
23         (2)   The delegation must be in writing signed by the Minister.
24         (3)   A person to whom a power or duty is delegated under this
25               section cannot delegate that power or duty.
26         (4)   A person exercising or performing a power or duty that has been
27               delegated to the person under this section is to be taken to do so
28               in accordance with the terms of the delegation unless the
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1          (5)   Nothing in this section limits the ability of the Minister to
2                perform a function through an officer or agent.

3    62.         Matters Minister may take into account in making decision
4          (1)   In making a decision as to whether to grant a regular passenger
5                transport service authorisation, the Minister may take into
6                account all or any of the following matters --
7                  (a) the necessity for the service proposed to be provided and
8                       the convenience that would be given to the public by the
9                       provision of the proposed service;
10                 (b) the existing service for the transport of passengers on
11                      the route or routes, or within the area or areas, proposed
12                      to be served, in relation to --
13                         (i) its present adequacy and possibilities for
14                               improvement to meet all reasonable public
15                               demands; and
16                        (ii) the effect on the existing service of the service
17                               proposed to be provided;
18                 (c) the condition of the roads to be included in the proposed
19                      route or routes or area or areas;
20                 (d) the qualifications and financial stability of the applicant;
21                 (e) the interests of persons requiring transport to be
22                      provided and of the community generally.
23         (2)   The Minister is not required to take into account any matter
24               referred to in subsection (1) in making a decision in relation to a
25               particular application for authorisation.

26   63.         Grant of authorisation
27               The Minister may grant a regular passenger transport service
28               authorisation if the Minister is satisfied that the applicant --
29                 (a) has complied with the requirements of section 59(3)(a)
30                       to (d) and provided the information required under
31                       section 59(4); and


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1                 (b)   complies with any prescribed criteria; and
2                 (c)   has the capacity to provide the service; and
3                 (d)   has paid the prescribed application fee under
4                       section 59(3)(e); and
5                 (e)   has paid the relevant prescribed authorisation fee (if
6                       any) for the authorisation within the time for payment
7                       required by the CEO.

8    64.         Grant of temporary authorisation
9          (1)   The Minister may grant a regular passenger transport service
10               authorisation without prior lodgment of a written application
11               under section 59 if --
12                 (a) the application is for an authorisation for a particular
13                       purpose of limited duration; and
14                 (b) the Minister is satisfied that sufficient information has
15                       been made available to enable the Minister to do so.
16         (2)   An authorisation granted in accordance with this section --
17                (a) takes effect when verbal notice is given to the applicant
18                      that the authorisation has been granted; and
19                (b) is taken not to have taken effect if --
20                         (i) the written application complying with
21                              section 59 is not provided to the CEO within
22                              14 days of the Minister's decision; or
23                        (ii) the information in the written application differs
24                              in a material respect from the information
25                              provided to the Minister before the Minister's
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1    65.         Refusal of authorisation
2          (1)   Without limiting section 63 or 64, the Minister may refuse to
3                grant a regular passenger transport service authorisation if --
4                  (a) the Minister is satisfied that authorisation should not be
5                        granted on the basis of any matter to which the Minister
6                        has had regard under section 62(1); or
7                  (b) the Minister is satisfied that the applicant is not a fit and
8                        proper person to be authorised to provide a regular
9                        passenger transport service.
10         (2)   The Minister may have regard to any relevant matters in
11               determining whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be
12               authorised to provide a regular passenger transport service.

13   66.         Conditions of authorisation
14               A regular passenger transport service authorisation is granted
15               subject to the following conditions --
16                 (a) any conditions imposed under this Act;
17                 (b) any conditions that the Minister thinks fit and specifies
18                       on the authorisation document or otherwise specifies in
19                       writing.

20   67.         Application for variation of conditions
21         (1)   The provider of an authorised regular passenger transport
22               service may apply to the Minister for a variation of the
23               conditions of the regular passenger transport service
24               authorisation imposed by the Minister.
25         (2)   The application must --
26                (a) be in the approved form; and
27                (b) be accompanied by any documents or other information
28                      specified in the approved form; and
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1    68.         Variation of conditions
2          (1)   The Minister may vary the conditions of a regular passenger
3                transport service authorisation imposed by the Minister if the
4                Minister is satisfied that the variation is appropriate in the
5                circumstances.
6          (2)   A variation may be made on application under section 67 or on
7                the Minister's own initiative.
8          (3)   A variation --
9                 (a) must be in writing; and
10                (b) may do any of the following --
11                         (i) vary existing conditions;
12                        (ii) remove existing conditions;
13                       (iii) add new conditions.

14   69.         Application for variation of approved routes and areas
15         (1)   The provider of an authorised regular passenger transport
16               service may apply to the Minister to approve a variation to the
17               route or routes or the area or areas approved under the
18               authorisation.
19         (2)   The application must --
20                (a) be in the approved form; and
21                (b) be accompanied by any documents or other information
22                      specified in the approved form; and
23                (c) be accompanied by the prescribed application fee.

24   70.         Variation of approved routes and areas
25         (1)   On an application under section 69, the Minister may approve a
26               variation to the route or routes or area or areas approved under a
27               regular passenger transport service authorisation if the Minister
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1          (2)   The Minister may, in accordance with the regulations, approve a
2                temporary variation to the route or routes or area or areas
3                approved under a regular passenger transport service
4                authorisation if the Minister is satisfied that the variation is
5                appropriate in the circumstances.
6          (3)   The Minister may take into account the matters specified in
7                section 62(1) in deciding whether to approve a variation to a
8                route or routes or area or areas under subsection (1) or (2).
9          (4)   A variation must be in writing.

10   71.         Notice of decision to refuse or vary
11         (1)   The Minister must give an applicant written notice of a decision
12               under section 63, 64 or 65 to refuse to grant a regular passenger
13               transport service authorisation.
14         (2)   The Minister must give the provider of an authorised regular
15               passenger transport service written notice of a decision --
16                 (a) to refuse to grant an application under section 67 for the
17                      variation of the conditions of the regular passenger
18                      transport service authorisation; or
19                 (b) to vary the conditions of the regular passenger transport
20                      service authorisation under section 68.
21         (3)   The Minister must give the provider of an authorised regular
22               passenger transport service written notice of a decision to refuse
23               an application under section 69 or the regulations for the
24               variation of the route or routes or area or areas approved under
25               the regular passenger transport service authorisation.
26         (4)   In the case of a decision to vary the conditions of a regular
27               passenger transport service authorisation on the Minister's own
28               initiative, the notice must state --
29                 (a) the reasons for the decision; and
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1    72.         Authorisation document
2          (1)   If the Minister grants a regular passenger transport service
3                authorisation, the CEO must issue an authorisation document to
4                the provider of the service.
5          (2)   The authorisation document must --
6                 (a) be in the approved form; and
7                 (b) identify the provider of the regular passenger transport
8                       service; and
9                 (c) specify the authorisation number.

10   73.         Effect of authorisation
11         (1)   In this section --
12               regular passenger transport vehicle means a vehicle that is
13               authorised or otherwise permitted under this Act to be operated
14               for use in providing a regular passenger transport service.
15         (2)   A regular passenger transport service authorisation authorises
16               the holder of the authorisation to provide a regular passenger
17               transport service using regular passenger transport vehicles on
18               the route or routes or in the area or areas approved by the
19               Minister and specified in the authorisation document.
20         (3)   In accordance with the Personal Property Securities Act 2009
21               (Commonwealth) section 10 the definition of licence
22               paragraph (d), a regular passenger transport service
23               authorisation is declared not to be personal property for the
24               purposes of that Act.

25   74.         Duration of authorisation
26         (1)   A regular passenger transport service authorisation is granted
27               for the prescribed period.
28         (2)   A regular passenger transport service authorisation may be
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1          (3)   A regular passenger transport service authorisation remains in
2                force until whichever of the following occurs first --
3                  (a) it expires;
4                  (b) it is cancelled.
5          (4)   A regular passenger transport service authorisation is not in
6                force during any period for which it is suspended.
7                Note for this subsection:
8                      See Division 3 for the suspension of a regular passenger transport
9                      service authorisation.

10   75.         Application for transfer of authorisation
11         (1)   A person or entity who is eligible under section 59(1) to apply
12               for a regular passenger transport service authorisation may
13               apply for approval of the transfer to the person or entity of a
14               regular passenger transport service authorisation.
15         (2)   An application may only be made under subsection (1) if the
16               provider of the authorised regular passenger transport service
17               consents.
18         (3)   An application for approval of a transfer of authorisation is to be
19               made to the CEO.
20         (4)   An application must --
21                (a) be in the approved form; and
22                (b) contain the information required by the CEO; and
23                (c) comply with the requirements of the regulations; and
24                (d) be accompanied by the prescribed application fee.
25         (5)   The CEO may, by written notice given to the applicant, require
26               the applicant to provide further information relevant to the
27               application that is specified in the notice within the time (being
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1    76.         Matters Minister may take into account in making decision
2          (1)   In making a decision as to whether to approve the transfer of a
3                regular passenger transport service authorisation, the Minister
4                may take into account the following matters --
5                  (a) the qualifications and financial stability of the applicant;
6                  (b) the interests of persons requiring transport to be
7                        provided and of the community generally.
8          (2)   The Minister is not required to take into account any matter
9                referred to in subsection (1) in making a decision in relation to a
10               particular application for approval.
11   77.         Grant of approval
12         (1)   The Minister may grant an approval for the transfer of a regular
13               passenger transport service authorisation if the Minister is
14               satisfied that the applicant --
15                 (a) has complied with the requirements of section 75(4)(a)
16                       to (c) and provided the information required under
17                       section 75(5); and
18                 (b) complies with any prescribed criteria; and
19                 (c) has the capacity to provide the service; and
20                 (d) has paid the prescribed application fee under
21                       section 75(4)(d).
22         (2)   The Minister must not approve a transfer of a regular passenger
23               transport service authorisation if the application seeks a change
24               to the route or routes or area or areas authorised under the
25               authorisation.
26   78.         Refusal to approve transfer of authorisation
27         (1)   Without limiting section 77, the Minister may refuse to approve
28               the transfer of a regular passenger transport service
29               authorisation if --
30                 (a) the Minister is satisfied that approval should not be
31                       granted on the basis of any matter to which the Minister
32                       has had regard under section 76; or

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1                  (b)   the Minister is satisfied that the applicant is not a fit and
2                        proper person to be authorised to provide a regular
3                        passenger transport service.
4          (2)   The Minister may have regard to any relevant matters in
5                determining whether an applicant for approval is a fit and
6                proper person to be authorised to provide a regular passenger
7                transport service.

8                   Division 3 -- Suspension and cancellation
9                Subdivision 1 -- Suspension or cancellation by order

10   79.         Suspension or cancellation order
11         (1)   The Minister may make an order suspending or cancelling a
12               regular passenger transport service authorisation if --
13                 (a) the Minister is no longer satisfied that the provider of
14                       the service meets the requirements for the grant of an
15                       authorisation in section 63(b) or (c) or for the transfer of
16                       an authorisation in section 77(1)(b) or (c), as the case
17                       requires; or
18                 (b) the Minister is no longer satisfied that the provider of
19                       the service is providing an effective regular passenger
20                       transport service on the route or routes or in the area or
21                       areas approved under the authorisation; or
22                 (c) the provider of the service has failed to comply with any
23                       requirements under this Act, including --
24                          (i) a condition of the authorisation; and
25                         (ii) any duty or obligation imposed on the provider
26                               under this Act;
27                       or
28                 (d) the authorisation was obtained by fraud or
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1                  (e)   the Minister is no longer satisfied that the provider of
2                        the service is a fit and proper person to be authorised to
3                        provide a regular passenger transport service.
4          (2)   A suspension order made under subsection (1)(a), (c) or (e) may
5                include a requirement that the provider of the regular passenger
6                transport service undertake remedial action.
7          (3)   The Minister may, by written notice given to the provider of the
8                regular passenger transport service, vary or waive a requirement
9                imposed under subsection (2).

10   80.         Order may be made even if authorisation suspended
11               An order may be made under section 79(1) even if the regular
12               passenger transport service authorisation is already suspended
13               when the order is made.

14   81.         Show cause process
15         (1)   Unless section 82 applies, the Minister must not make an order
16               under section 79(1) unless the Minister has first complied with
17               this section.
18         (2)   The Minister must serve notice on the provider of the regular
19               passenger transport service to show cause within 30 days why
20               the regular passenger transport service authorisation should not
21               be suspended or cancelled, as the case may be.
22         (3)   If the Minister is not satisfied at the end of the 30-day notice
23               period, the order may be made under section 79(1).
24         (4)   The Minister may make an order suspending a regular passenger
25               transport service authorisation within the 30-day notice period if
26               the Minister considers that the suspension is necessary in the
27               circumstances.

28   82.         Immediate suspension or cancellation
29               The Minister may make an order under section 79(1) without
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1                that the regular passenger transport service has been or is being
2                conducted in a manner that causes, or may cause, danger to the
3                public.

4    83.         Notice of suspension order
5                The CEO must give written notice of a suspension order under
6                section 79(1) or 81(4) to the provider of the regular passenger
7                transport service stating the following --
8                  (a) that the regular passenger transport service authorisation
9                        is suspended;
10                 (b) the day on which the period of suspension commences;
11                 (c) the grounds on which the order is made;
12                 (d) if the order is made under section 79(1), any remedial
13                       action that the provider is required to take under
14                       section 79(2);
15                 (e) if the order is made under section 79(1)(a), (c) or (e)
16                       or 81(4), that the provider has a right to a review under
17                       Part 10.

18   84.         Period of suspension
19         (1)   A regular passenger transport service authorisation subject to a
20               suspension order under section 79(1) is suspended under the
21               order for a period --
22                 (a) commencing on the day stated in the notice under
23                       section 83(b); and
24                 (b) ending on the first of the following to occur --
25                          (i) the day stated in a notice of revocation of the
26                               suspension order under section 85(4)(b);
27                         (ii) the day on which the authorisation is cancelled
28                               under this Act;
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1          (2)   A regular passenger transport service authorisation subject to a
2                suspension order under section 81(4) is suspended under the
3                order for a period --
4                  (a) commencing on the day stated in the notice under
5                        section 83(b); and
6                  (b) ending on the first of the following to occur --
7                           (i) the day on which the authorisation is suspended
8                                or cancelled after the end of the 30-day period
9                                referred to in section 81;
10                         (ii) the day stated in a notice of revocation of the
11                               order under section 85(4)(b);
12                        (iii) the day on which the authorisation is otherwise
13                               cancelled under this Act;
14                        (iv) the day on which the authorisation expires.

15   85.         Revocation of suspension order
16         (1)   The Minister may at any time revoke a suspension order under
17               section 79(1) or 81(4).
18         (2)   The Minister must revoke a suspension order made under
19               section 81(4) as soon as practicable after the end of the 30-day
20               notice period referred to in section 81 if the Minister decides not
21               to make an order under section 79(1).
22         (3)   The Minister must revoke a suspension order made under
23               section 79(1) as soon as practicable after the Minister becomes
24               satisfied that --
25                 (a) if the order includes a requirement under section 79(2)
26                       that the provider of the regular passenger transport
27                       service undertake any remedial action -- that action has
28                       been undertaken; and
29                 (b) the grounds for making the order no longer exist.




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1          (4)    The Minister must give written notice of a revocation of a
2                 suspension order under this section to the provider of the regular
3                 passenger transport service stating the following --
4                   (a) that the suspension of the regular passenger transport
5                        service authorisation has been revoked;
6                   (b) the day on which the suspension of the regular
7                        passenger transport service authorisation under the order
8                        ends;
9                   (c) the reasons for the revocation.

10   86.          Notice of cancellation order
11         (1)    The Minister must give written notice of a cancellation order
12                under section 79(1) to the provider of the regular passenger
13                transport service stating the following --
14                  (a) that the regular passenger transport service authorisation
15                       is cancelled;
16                  (b) the day on which the cancellation takes effect;
17                  (c) the grounds on which the order is made;
18                  (d) if the order is made under section 79(1)(a), (c) or (e),
19                       that the provider has a right to a review under Part 10.
20         (2)    A regular passenger transport service authorisation subject to a
21                cancellation order is cancelled on the day stated in the order.

22               Subdivision 2 -- Automatic suspension or cancellation

23   87.          Automatic suspension: joint authorisation
24                If 2 or more persons jointly hold a regular passenger transport
25                service authorisation and any one of them dies or ceases to
26                jointly provide the service --
27                   (a) the authorisation is suspended by force of this section at
28                        the end of the period of 21 days after the death or
29                        cessation unless the CEO has been notified before the
30                        end of that period of the death or cessation; and


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1              (b)   the authorisation may be suspended, cancelled or varied
2                    because of the death or cessation.

3         Subdivision 3 -- Cancellation on ceasing to provide service

4   88.       Cancellation on ceasing to provide service
5             The Minister must cancel a regular passenger transport service
6             authorisation if the holder of the authorisation notifies the
7             Minister that the holder is no longer providing that service.




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1                  Part 5 -- Passenger transport drivers
2                            Division 1 -- Interpretation
3    89.         Term used: disqualification offence
4                In this Part --
5                disqualification offence means an offence under any of the
6                following that is prescribed as a disqualification offence for the
7                purposes of this Part --
8                  (a) this Act or another written law;
9                  (b) a law of the Commonwealth;
10                 (c) a law of another State or a Territory.

11                              Division 2 -- Offences
12   90.         Driving vehicle without driver authorisation
13         (1)   A person commits an offence if --
14                 (a) the person drives a vehicle for the purpose of
15                       transporting passengers for hire or reward; and
16                (b) the person does not hold a passenger transport driver
17                       authorisation that is in force.
18               Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $12 000, but if
19                    subsection (2) applies the minimum penalty is a fine of
20                    $2 000.
21         (2)   This subsection applies if the person does not hold a passenger
22               transport driver authorisation that is in force because --
23                 (a) the person is disqualified under this Part from holding or
24                      obtaining a passenger transport driver authorisation; or
25                 (b) the person holds a passenger transport driver
26                      authorisation that is suspended; or
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1       (3)    A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if --
2               (a) the person is the holder of an interstate driver
3                     authorisation; and
4               (b) the person complies with the conditions of that
5                     authorisation and with the regulations in driving the
6                     vehicle for the purpose of transporting passengers for
7                     hire or reward in the State; and
8               (c) the driving occurs within the relevant prescribed period
9                     for that kind of authorisation.
10      (4)    It is a defence to a charge of an offence under subsection (1) to
11             prove that --
12                (a) the person charged did not hold a passenger transport
13                      driver authorisation that was in force because the person
14                      was not authorised under the Road Traffic
15                      (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 to drive the vehicle
16                      because the person --
17                         (i) was disqualified from holding or obtaining a
18                              driver's licence under the Fines, Penalties and
19                              Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994
20                              section 19 or 43; or
21                        (ii) was the subject of any disqualification or
22                              suspension under a law of another jurisdiction
23                              that is prescribed for the purposes of the Road
24                              Traffic Act 1974 section 49(9)(b);
25                      and
26               (b) the person did not know and could not reasonably be
27                      expected to have known of the circumstances referred to
28                      in paragraph (a).




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1    91.         Causing or permitting person to drive vehicle without driver
2                authorisation
3          (1)   A person commits an offence if --
4                  (a) the person --
5                          (i) causes or permits another person (the driver) to
6                                 drive a vehicle for the purpose of transporting
7                                 passengers for hire or reward; or
8                         (ii) provides an on-demand booking service to
9                                 another person (the driver) for the purpose of the
10                                driver driving a vehicle for use in providing an
11                                on-demand passenger service;
12                       and
13                (b) the driver does not hold a passenger transport driver
14                       authorisation that is in force.
15               Penalty for this subsection:
16                    (a) for a first offence --
17                             (i) for an individual, a fine of $12 000;
18                            (ii) for a body corporate, a fine of $60 000;
19                    (b) for a subsequent offence --
20                             (i) for an individual, a fine of $12 000, but the
21                                   minimum penalty is a fine of $2 000;
22                            (ii) for a body corporate, a fine of $60 000, but
23                                   the minimum penalty is a fine of $10 000.
24         (2)   A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if --
25                (a) the driver is the holder of an interstate driver
26                      authorisation; and
27                (b) the driver complies with the conditions of that
28                      authorisation and with the regulations in driving the
29                      vehicle for the purpose of transporting passengers for
30                      hire or reward in the State; and
31                (c) the driving occurs within the relevant prescribed period
32                      for that kind of authorisation.

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1          (3)   It is a defence to a charge of an offence under subsection (1) to
2                prove that the person charged took reasonable steps to ensure
3                that at the time of the offence the driver held a passenger
4                transport driver authorisation that was in force.

5    92.         Requirement to comply with driver authorisation conditions
6                A person who is the holder of a passenger transport driver
7                authorisation must comply with the conditions of that
8                authorisation.
9                Penalty: a fine of $12 000.

10   93.         Causing or permitting driving of vehicle contrary to
11               conditions of driver authorisation
12               A person commits an offence if the person causes or permits
13               another person (the driver) to drive a vehicle for the purpose of
14               transporting passengers for hire or reward in contravention of a
15               condition of the driver's passenger transport driver
16               authorisation.
17               Penalty:
18                    (a) for an individual, a fine of $12 000;
19                    (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $60 000.

20   94.         Forgery and improper use of identifying details
21         (1)   In this section --
22               identifying details of a passenger transport driver means any or
23               all of the following --
24                 (a) the driver authorisation document issued to the driver;
25                 (b) any additional identification document issued to the
26                        driver, or that the driver is required to hold or display, in
27                        accordance with the regulations;
28                 (c) information that identifies the driver in communications
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1    (2)   A person commits an offence if the person --
2            (a) forges or fraudulently alters a driver authorisation
3                 document; or
4           (b) uses a driver authorisation document that has been
5                 forged or fraudulently altered.
6          Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.
7    (3)   A passenger transport driver commits an offence if --
8            (a) the driver uses the driver authorisation document or any
9                 additional identification document issued to the driver,
10                or that the driver is required to hold or display in
11                accordance with the regulations, to hold out that the
12                driver is authorised to drive a vehicle for the purpose of
13                transporting passengers for hire or reward; and
14          (b) the document has ceased to have effect or is not the
15                current document issued to or required to be held or
16                displayed the driver.
17         Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.
18   (4)   A passenger transport driver commits an offence if --
19           (a) the driver causes or permits another person to use the
20                driver's identifying details; and
21          (b) the other person uses the identifying details for the
22                purpose of impersonating the driver or holding out that
23                the other person is authorised to drive a vehicle for the
24                purpose of transporting passengers for hire or reward.
25         Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.
26   (5)   A person commits an offence if the person uses a passenger
27         transport driver's identifying details for the purpose of
28         impersonating the driver or holding out that the person is
29         authorised to drive a vehicle for the purpose of transporting
30         passengers for hire or reward.
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1                            Division 3 -- Authorisation
2    95.         Application for passenger transport driver authorisation
3          (1)   An individual may apply to the CEO for a passenger transport
4                driver authorisation.
5          (2)   An individual who is disqualified under this Part from holding
6                or obtaining a passenger transport driver authorisation cannot
7                apply for a passenger transport driver authorisation.
8          (3)   The application must --
9                 (a) be in the approved form; and
10                (b) contain the information required by the CEO; and
11                (c) be accompanied by the prescribed application fee.
12         (4)   The CEO may, by written notice given to the applicant, require
13               the applicant to provide further information relevant to the
14               application that is specified in the notice within the time (being
15               not less than 30 days) specified in the notice.

16   96.         Grant of authorisation
17               The CEO may, on an application under section 95, grant a
18               passenger transport driver authorisation to an applicant if the
19               CEO is satisfied that the applicant --
20                 (a) has complied with the requirements of section 95(3)(a)
21                      and (b) and provided the information required under
22                      section 95(4); and
23                 (b) complies with any prescribed criteria; and
24                 (c) has paid the prescribed application fee under
25                      section 95(3)(c); and
26                 (d) has paid the relevant prescribed authorisation fee for the
27                      authorisation within the time for payment required by
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1    97.         Refusal of authorisation
2          (1)   Without limiting section 96, the CEO may refuse to grant a
3                passenger transport driver authorisation if --
4                  (a) the applicant is charged with a disqualification offence;
5                       or
6                  (b) the CEO is satisfied that the applicant is not a fit and
7                       proper person to be authorised to drive a vehicle for the
8                       purpose of transporting passengers for hire or reward.
9          (2)   The CEO must refuse to grant an authorisation if --
10                (a) the applicant has been convicted of a disqualification
11                     offence; and
12                (b) the conviction has not been quashed or set aside; and
13                (c) the disqualification period prescribed for the purposes of
14                     section 118(1) in relation to the disqualification offence
15                     has not passed since the conviction.
16         (3)   Without limiting subsection (1)(b), in considering whether a
17               person is a fit and proper person to hold a passenger transport
18               driver authorisation, the CEO may have regard to --
19                 (a) the physical and mental fitness of the person; and
20                 (b) any approved medical report on the person required by
21                       the regulations; and
22                 (c) any other relevant matters.

23   98.         Conditions of passenger transport driver authorisation
24         (1)   A passenger transport driver authorisation is granted subject to
25               the following conditions --
26                 (a) any conditions imposed under this Act; and
27                 (b) any conditions that the CEO thinks fit and specifies on
28                       the driver authorisation document or otherwise specifies
29                       in writing.
30         (2)   In determining the conditions to be imposed on a passenger
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1                may have regard to the opinion of the medical practitioner who
2                prepared any approved medical report on the applicant as to --
3                  (a) the need for and frequency of medical reassessments
4                       over a period not exceeding 5 years; and
5                  (b) any driving restrictions that should be placed on the
6                       applicant.

7    99.         Application for variation of conditions
8          (1)   A passenger transport driver may apply to the CEO for the
9                variation of the conditions of the driver's passenger transport
10               driver authorisation imposed by the CEO.
11         (2)   The application must --
12                (a) be in the approved form; and
13                (b) be accompanied by any documents or other information
14                      specified in the approved form; and
15                (c) be accompanied by the prescribed application fee.

16   100.        Variation of conditions
17         (1)   The CEO may vary the conditions of a passenger transport
18               driver authorisation imposed by the CEO if the CEO is satisfied
19               that the variation is appropriate in the circumstances.
20         (2)   A variation may be made on application under section 99 or on
21               the CEO's own initiative.
22         (3)   A variation --
23                (a) must be in writing; and
24                (b) may do all or any of the following --
25                         (i) vary existing conditions;
26                        (ii) remove existing conditions;
27                       (iii) add new conditions.




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1    101.    Notice of decision to refuse or vary
2      (1)   The CEO must give an applicant written notice of a decision
3            under section 96 or 97(1) or (2) to refuse to grant a passenger
4            transport driver authorisation.
5      (2)   The CEO must give a passenger transport driver written notice
6            of a decision --
7              (a) to refuse to grant an application under section 99 for the
8                    variation of the conditions of the passenger transport
9                    driver authorisation; or
10             (b) to vary the conditions of the passenger transport driver
11                   authorisation under section 100.
12     (3)   In the case of a relevant decision the notice must state --
13             (a) the reasons for the decision; and
14             (b) that the person has a right to a review under Part 10.
15     (4)   In subsection (3) --
16           relevant decision means a decision --
17             (a) to refuse to grant a passenger transport driver
18                  authorisation --
19                     (i) because the CEO is not satisfied as to a matter
20                          referred to in section 96(a) or (b); or
21                    (ii) under section 97(1)(b);
22             (b) to impose conditions on a passenger transport driver
23                  authorisation under section 98(1)(b); or
24             (c) to vary the conditions of a passenger transport driver
25                  authorisation on the CEO's own initiative; or
26             (d) to refuse to grant an application for the variation of the
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1    102.      Driver authorisation document
2       (1)    If the CEO grants a passenger transport driver authorisation, the
3              CEO must issue a driver authorisation document to the
4              passenger transport driver.
5       (2)    The driver authorisation document must --
6               (a) be in the approved form; and
7               (b) identify the passenger transport driver to whom it is
8                     issued; and
9               (c) specify the authorisation number.
10      (3)    The CEO may at any time --
11              (a) issue a new driver authorisation document to a
12                   passenger transport driver; and
13              (b) give the passenger transport driver a written notice
14                   requiring the driver to --
15                      (i) cease to use any previous driver authorisation
16                           document issued to the driver; and
17                     (ii) if applicable, surrender to the CEO any previous
18                           driver authorisation document issued to the
19                           driver.

20   103.      Effect of authorisation
21             A passenger transport driver authorisation authorises the holder
22             of the authorisation to drive a vehicle anywhere in the State for
23             the purpose of transporting passengers for hire or reward.

24   104.      Duration of authorisation
25      (1)    A passenger transport driver authorisation is granted for the
26             prescribed period.
27      (2)    A passenger transport driver authorisation may be renewed in
28             accordance with the regulations.




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1      (3)   A passenger transport driver authorisation remains in force until
2            whichever of the following occurs first --
3             (a) it expires;
4             (b) it is cancelled.
5      (4)   A passenger transport driver authorisation is not in force during
6            any period for which it is suspended.
7            Note for this subsection:
8                  See Division 4 for the suspension of a passenger transport driver
9                  authorisation.

10     (5)   A passenger transport driver authorisation is not in force to
11           permit the driving of a vehicle during any period that the holder
12           of the authorisation is not authorised under the Road Traffic
13           (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 to drive the vehicle.

14   105.    Authorisation not transferable
15           A passenger transport driver authorisation is not transferable.

16     Division 4 -- Suspension, cancellation and disqualification

17           Subdivision 1 -- Suspension or cancellation by order

18   106.    Suspension or cancellation order
19     (1)   The CEO may make an order suspending or cancelling a
20           passenger transport driver authorisation if --
21             (a) the CEO is no longer satisfied that the driver meets the
22                  requirements for the grant of an authorisation in
23                  section 96(b); or
24             (b) the driver has failed to comply with any requirements
25                  under this Act, including --
26                     (i) a condition of the authorisation; and
27                    (ii) any duty or obligation imposed on the driver
28                          under this Act;
29                  or


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1               (c)   the authorisation was obtained by fraud or
2                     misrepresentation; or
3               (d)   the CEO is no longer satisfied that the driver is a fit and
4                     proper person to hold the authorisation.
5       (2)    A suspension order made under subsection (1)(a), (b) or (d) may
6              include a requirement that the driver undertake remedial action.
7       (3)    The CEO may, by written notice given to the driver, vary or
8              waive a requirement imposed under subsection (2).

9    107.      Suspension order for disqualification offence
10             The CEO may make an order suspending a passenger transport
11             driver authorisation if --
12               (a) the driver is charged with a disqualification offence; or
13               (b) the CEO suspects on reasonable grounds that the driver
14                     has committed a disqualification offence.

15   108.      Order may be made even if authorisation suspended
16             An order may be made under section 106(1) or 107 even if the
17             passenger transport driver authorisation is already suspended
18             when the order is made.

19   109.      Show cause process
20      (1)    Unless section 110 applies, the CEO must not make an order
21             under section 106(1) or 107 unless the CEO has first complied
22             with this section.
23      (2)    The CEO must serve notice on the holder of the passenger
24             transport driver authorisation to show cause within 30 days why
25             the passenger transport driver authorisation should not be
26             suspended or cancelled, as the case may be.
27      (3)    If the CEO is not satisfied at the end of the 30-day notice
28             period, the order may be made under section 106(1) or 107, as
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1      (4)   The CEO may make an order suspending a passenger transport
2            driver authorisation within the 30-day notice period if the CEO
3            considers that the suspension is necessary in the circumstances.

4    110.    Immediate suspension or cancellation
5            The CEO may make an order under section 106(1) or 107
6            without complying with section 109 if the CEO has reason to
7            believe that the driver has operated or is operating a vehicle to
8            transport passengers for hire or reward in a manner that has
9            caused, or may cause, danger to the public.

10   111.    Notice of suspension order
11           The CEO must give written notice of a suspension order under
12           section 106(1), 107 or 109(4) to the driver stating the
13           following --
14             (a) that the passenger transport driver authorisation is
15                   suspended;
16             (b) the day on which the period of suspension commences;
17             (c) the grounds on which the order is made;
18             (d) if the order is made under section 106(1), any remedial
19                   action that the driver is required to take under
20                   section 106(2);
21             (e) if the order is made under section 106(1)(a), (b)
22                   or (d), 107(b) or 109(4), that the driver has a right to a
23                   review under Part 10.

24   112.    Period of suspension
25     (1)   A passenger transport driver authorisation subject to a
26           suspension order under section 106(1) or 107 is suspended
27           under the order for a period --
28             (a) commencing on the day stated in the notice under
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1               (b)   ending on the first of the following to occur --
2                        (i) the day stated in a notice of revocation of the
3                            order under section 113(4)(b);
4                       (ii) the day on which the authorisation is cancelled
5                            under this Act;
6                      (iii) the day on which the authorisation expires.
7       (2)    A passenger transport driver authorisation subject to a
8              suspension order under section 109(4) is suspended under the
9              order for a period --
10               (a) commencing on the day stated in the notice under
11                     section 111(b); and
12               (b) ending on the first of the following to occur --
13                        (i) the day on which the authorisation is suspended
14                             or cancelled after the end of the 30-day period
15                             referred to in section 109;
16                       (ii) the day stated in a notice of revocation of the
17                             order under section 113(4)(b);
18                      (iii) the day on which the authorisation is otherwise
19                             cancelled under this Act;
20                      (iv) the day on which the authorisation expires.

21   113.      Revocation of suspension order
22      (1)    The CEO may at any time revoke a suspension order made
23             under section 106(1), 107 or 109(4).
24      (2)    The CEO must revoke a suspension order made under
25             section 109(4) as soon as practicable after the end of the 30-day
26             notice period referred to in section 109 if the CEO decides not
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1      (3)   The CEO must revoke a suspension order made under
2            section 106(1) as soon as practicable after the CEO becomes
3            satisfied that --
4              (a) if the order includes a requirement under section 106(2)
5                    that the driver undertake any remedial action -- that
6                    action has been undertaken; and
7              (b) the grounds for making the order no longer exist.
8      (4)   The CEO must give written notice of a revocation of a
9            suspension order under this section to the driver stating the
10           following --
11             (a) that the suspension of the passenger transport driver
12                  authorisation has been revoked;
13             (b) the day on which the suspension of the passenger
14                  transport driver authorisation under the order ends;
15             (c) the reasons for the revocation.

16   114.    Notice of cancellation order
17     (1)   The CEO must give written notice of a cancellation order under
18           section 106(1) to the driver stating the following --
19             (a) that the passenger transport driver authorisation is
20                   cancelled;
21             (b) the day on which the cancellation takes effect;
22             (c) the grounds on which the order is made;
23             (d) if the order is made under section 106(1)(a), (b) or (d),
24                   that the driver has a right to a review under Part 10.
25     (2)   A passenger transport driver authorisation subject to a
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1      Subdivision 2 -- Cancellation and disqualification: conviction of
2                        disqualification offence

3    115.      Cancellation and disqualification when convicted of
4              disqualification offence
5       (1)    If a person is convicted of a disqualification offence then, by
6              force of this section --
7                 (a) the person's passenger transport driver authorisation (if
8                      any) is cancelled; and
9                (b) the person is disqualified from holding or obtaining a
10                     passenger transport driver authorisation for the period
11                     determined in accordance with this section.
12      (2)    A period of disqualification under subsection (1) --
13              (a) commences when the driver is convicted of the
14                    disqualification offence; and
15              (b) ends when the disqualification period prescribed in
16                    relation to the disqualification offence has expired.
17      (3)    For the purposes of determining when a disqualification period
18             under this section ends, the period is to be taken to have
19             commenced at the start of the day on which the person was
20             convicted of the disqualification offence.
21      (4)    The cancellation of an authorisation under subsection (2)(a) has
22             effect even if the passenger transport driver authorisation is
23             suspended when the driver is convicted of the disqualification
24             offence.
25      (5)    Despite subsection (2)(b), if a person's conviction for a
26             disqualification offence is quashed or set aside, then the
27             disqualification period ends when the conviction is quashed or
28             set aside.
29      (6)    Nothing in this section prevents the commencement of a
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1      (7)   This section extends to a conviction by a court of a
2            disqualification offence whether or not the conviction occurred
3            before the commencement of this section if the disqualification
4            period had not expired before that commencement.

5    116.    Cumulative effect of disqualification
6      (1)   This section applies if, when the period for which a person is
7            disqualified (the new disqualification period) under
8            section 115(1)(b) would otherwise commence, the person is
9            already disqualified under that section.
10     (2)   The commencement of the new disqualification period is
11           postponed, and the disqualification does not have effect, until
12           the existing disqualification period, and a disqualification period
13           that commences subsequently, has ended.
14     (3)   Postponing the commencement of the new disqualification
15           period does not reduce the new disqualification period.

16   117.    Notice of cancellation
17           The CEO must give a person written notice of the cancellation
18           of the person's passenger transport driver authorisation under
19           section 115(1)(a) stating the following --
20             (a) that the passenger transport driver authorisation is
21                   cancelled;
22             (b) that the person is disqualified from holding or obtaining
23                   a passenger transport driver authorisation;
24             (c) the period for which the person is disqualified under
25                   section 115;
26             (d) that the cancellation took effect and the period of
27                   disqualification commenced when the person was
28                   convicted of the disqualification offence;
29             (e) the grounds for the cancellation and disqualification.




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1    118.       Disqualification period and reinstatement
2       (1)     A disqualification period (which may be permanent) must be
3               prescribed in relation to each disqualification offence.
4       (2)     Different periods of disqualification may be prescribed in
5               relation to a disqualification offence depending on any of the
6               following --
7                 (a) whether the offence is a first or subsequent offence;
8                 (b) the circumstances in which the offence is committed;
9                 (c) the length of time that the driver has continuously held
10                      an authorisation that is in force when the offence is
11                      committed;
12                (d) whether or not the driver has previously been
13                      disqualified under section 115(1)(b).
14      (3)     The regulations may provide for the reinstatement of
15              authorisations, or make any other provision necessary or
16              convenient to be made, to deal with consequences of a
17              conviction for a disqualification offence being quashed or set
18              aside in a case in which an authorisation has been cancelled
19              under section 115(1)(a) because of the conviction.

20            Subdivision 3 -- Automatic cancellation of authorisation

21   119.       Cancellation of authorisation: cancellation of driver's
22              licence
23              A passenger transport driver authorisation held by a person is
24              cancelled if the person's driver's licence issued under the Road
25              Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 is cancelled.




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1              Part 6 -- Passenger transport vehicles
2                       Division 1 -- Interpretation
3    120.    Terms used
4            In this Part --
5            operate, in relation to a vehicle, includes make available for use
6            in transporting passengers for hire or reward;
7            owner, in relation to a vehicle, has the same meaning as it has in
8            the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008 section 5 as if this
9            Part were a road law referred to in that section.

10                          Division 2 -- Offences
11   121.    Driving vehicle without valid vehicle authorisation
12     (1)   A person commits an offence if --
13             (a) the person drives a vehicle for use in providing a
14                  passenger transport service; and
15            (b) the vehicle is not authorised under this Part to be
16                  operated for use in providing that category of passenger
17                  transport service.
18           Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $12 000.
19     (2)   A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if --
20            (a) an interstate vehicle authorisation is in force in relation
21                  to the vehicle; and
22            (b) the person complies with the conditions of that
23                  authorisation and with the regulations in driving the
24                  vehicle for use in providing the passenger transport
25                  service; and
26            (c) the driving occurs within the relevant prescribed period
27                  for that authorisation.




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1       (3)    A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if --
2               (a) the vehicle is being driven in place of an authorised
3                     passenger transport vehicle while the authorised vehicle
4                     is being repaired and is not in operation; and
5               (b) the vehicle licence for the vehicle under the Road
6                     Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 is in force or a vehicle
7                     licence is not required for the vehicle because of
8                     section 4(5) of that Act; and
9               (c) the vehicle is driven within the period and in accordance
10                    with the requirements specified in the regulations.
11      (4)    It is a defence to a charge of an offence under subsection (1) to
12             prove that the person charged took reasonable steps to ensure
13             that the vehicle was authorised under this Act to be operated for
14             use in providing the category of passenger transport service
15             provided.
16      (5)    It is a defence to a charge of an offence under subsection (1) for
17             a person to prove that --
18                (a) the vehicle was not authorised under this Part to be
19                      operated for use in providing a passenger transport
20                      service because the vehicle licence for the vehicle was
21                      of no effect under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012
22                      section 16 because the owner was disqualified under the
23                      Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement
24                      Act 1994 section 19 or 43 from holding or obtaining a
25                      vehicle licence; and
26               (b) the person did not know and could not reasonably be
27                      expected to have known of the circumstances referred to
28                      in paragraph (a).

29   122.      Operating vehicle without valid vehicle authorisation
30      (1)    A person commits an offence if --
31              (a) the person operates a vehicle for use in providing a
32                    passenger transport service; and


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1           (b)   the vehicle is not authorised under this Part to be
2                 operated for use in providing that category of passenger
3                 transport service.
4          Penalty for this subsection:
5              (a) for an individual, a fine of $12 000;
6              (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $60 000.
7    (2)   A person commits an offence if --
8            (a) the person --
9                     (i) causes or permits another person to operate a
10                         vehicle for use in providing a passenger transport
11                         service; or
12                   (ii) is the provider of an on-demand booking service
13                         in relation to the operation of the vehicle for use
14                         in providing a passenger transport service;
15                 and
16          (b) the vehicle is not authorised under this Part to be
17                 operated for use in providing that category of passenger
18                 transport service.
19         Penalty for this subsection:
20              (a) for an individual, a fine of $12 000;
21              (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $60 000.
22   (3)   A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1)
23         or (2) if --
24           (a) an interstate vehicle authorisation is in force in relation
25                  to the vehicle; and
26           (b) the vehicle is operated in accordance with the conditions
27                  of that authorisation and with the regulations; and
28           (c) the operation of the vehicle occurs within the relevant
29                  prescribed period for that authorisation.




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1       (4)    A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1)
2              or (2) if --
3                (a) the vehicle is being operated to replace an authorised
4                       passenger transport vehicle while the authorised vehicle
5                       is being repaired and is not in operation; and
6                (b) the vehicle licence for the vehicle under the Road
7                       Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 is in force or a vehicle
8                       licence is not required for the vehicle because of
9                       section 4(5) of that Act; and
10               (c) the vehicle is operated within the period and in
11                      accordance with the requirements specified in the
12                      regulations.
13      (5)    It is a defence to a charge of an offence under subsection (1) or
14             (2) to prove that the person charged took reasonable steps to
15             ensure that the vehicle was authorised under this Act to be
16             operated for use in providing the category of passenger transport
17             service provided.
18      (6)    It is a defence to a charge of an offence under subsection (1)
19             or (2) for a person to prove that --
20                (a) the vehicle was not authorised under this Part to be
21                      operated for use in providing a passenger transport
22                      service because the vehicle licence for the vehicle was
23                      of no effect under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012
24                      section 16 because the owner was disqualified under the
25                      Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement
26                      Act 1994 section 19 or 43 from holding or obtaining a
27                      vehicle licence; and
28               (b) the person did not know and could not reasonably be
29                      expected to have known of the circumstances referred to
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1    123.    Person must comply with authorisation conditions
2            A person must not operate an authorised passenger transport
3            vehicle or allow the operation of the vehicle in contravention of
4            the conditions of the passenger transport vehicle authorisation.
5            Penalty:
6                 (a) for an individual, a fine of $12 000;
7                 (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $60 000.

8                        Division 3 -- Authorisation
9    124.    Application for authorisation
10     (1)   The following may apply for a passenger transport vehicle
11           authorisation for a vehicle --
12             (a) the owner of the vehicle;
13             (b) a person authorised by the owner of the vehicle to apply
14                   for authorisation of the vehicle.
15     (2)   An application for authorisation is to be made to the CEO.
16     (3)   An application must --
17            (a) be in the approved form; and
18            (b) contain the information required by the CEO; and
19            (c) state the category or categories of passenger transport
20                  service for which the vehicle is to be operated; and
21            (d) be accompanied by the prescribed application fee.
22     (4)   The CEO may, by written notice given to the applicant, require
23           the applicant to provide further information relevant to the
24           application that is specified in the notice within the time (being
25           not less than 30 days) specified in the notice.




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1    125.      Categories of passenger transport service
2              The categories of passenger transport service for passenger
3              transport vehicle authorisations are as follows --
4                (a) on-demand rank or hail passenger transport service;
5                (b) on-demand charter passenger transport service;
6                (c) regular passenger transport service;
7                (d) tourism passenger transport service;
8                (e) prescribed passenger transport service.

9    126.      Requirements for authorisation of vehicle
10             The CEO must not grant a passenger transport vehicle
11             authorisation for a vehicle under this Division unless the vehicle
12             meets the requirements specified in the regulations.

13   127.      Grant of authorisation
14             The CEO may grant a passenger transport vehicle authorisation
15             in relation to a vehicle if the CEO is satisfied that --
16               (a) the applicant has complied with the requirements of
17                      section 124(3)(a) to (c) and provided the information
18                      required under section 124(4); and
19               (b) the requirements of section 126 have been met; and
20               (c) the applicant has paid the prescribed application fee
21                      under section 124(3)(d); and
22               (d) the applicant has paid the relevant prescribed
23                      authorisation fee for the authorisation within the time for
24                      payment required by the CEO.

25   128.      Refusal of authorisation
26      (1)    The CEO must refuse to grant a passenger transport vehicle
27             authorisation in relation to a vehicle if another person already
28             holds an authorisation in relation to that vehicle.



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1      (2)   Without limiting section 127, the CEO may refuse to grant a
2            passenger transport vehicle authorisation in relation to a vehicle
3            if the CEO is satisfied that the applicant is not a fit and proper
4            person to hold the authorisation.
5      (3)   The CEO may have regard to any relevant matters in
6            determining whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to
7            hold the authorisation.

8    129.    Conditions of vehicle authorisation
9            A passenger transport vehicle authorisation is granted subject to
10           the following conditions --
11             (a) any conditions imposed under this Act;
12             (b) any conditions that the CEO thinks fit and specifies on
13                   the authorisation document or otherwise specifies in
14                   writing.

15   130.    Application for variation of conditions
16     (1)   The holder of a passenger transport vehicle authorisation may
17           apply to the CEO for the variation of the conditions of the
18           authorisation imposed by the CEO.
19     (2)   The application must --
20            (a) be in the approved form; and
21            (b) be accompanied by any documents or other information
22                  specified in the approved form; and
23            (c) be accompanied by the prescribed application fee.

24   131.    Variation of conditions
25     (1)   The CEO may vary the conditions of a passenger transport
26           vehicle authorisation imposed by the CEO if the CEO is
27           satisfied that the variation is appropriate in the circumstances.
28     (2)   A variation may be made on application under section 130 or on
29           the CEO's own initiative.


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1       (3)    A variation --
2               (a) must be in writing; and
3               (b) may do any of the following --
4                        (i) vary existing conditions;
5                       (ii) remove existing conditions;
6                      (iii) add new conditions.

7    132.      Application for variation of categories of passenger
8              transport service
9       (1)    The holder of a passenger transport vehicle authorisation may
10             apply to the CEO to vary the authorisation --
11               (a) to add a category of passenger transport service in
12                     relation to the vehicle; or
13               (b) to remove a category of passenger transport service in
14                     relation to the vehicle.
15      (2)    The application must --
16              (a) be in the approved form; and
17              (b) be accompanied by any documents or other information
18                    specified in the approved form; and
19              (c) be accompanied by the prescribed application fee (if
20                    any).

21   133.      Variation of categories of passenger transport service
22      (1)    On an application under section 132, the CEO may vary the
23             passenger transport vehicle authorisation to, as the case
24             requires --
25               (a) remove a category of passenger transport service in
26                     relation to the vehicle; or
27               (b) add a category of passenger transport service in relation
28                     to the vehicle if the CEO is satisfied that --
29                       (i) the requirements of section 132(2) have been
30                             met; and

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1                     (ii)   the vehicle meets the requirements specified in
2                            the regulations.
3      (2)   A variation must be in writing.

4    134.    Notice of decision to refuse or vary
5      (1)   The CEO must give an applicant written notice of a decision
6            under section 127 or 128(1) or (2) to refuse to grant a passenger
7            transport vehicle authorisation.
8      (2)   The CEO must give the holder of passenger transport vehicle
9            authorisation written notice of a decision --
10             (a) to refuse to grant an application under section 130 for
11                   the variation of the conditions of the passenger transport
12                   vehicle authorisation; or
13             (b) to vary the conditions of the passenger transport vehicle
14                   authorisation under section 131; or
15             (c) to refuse to grant an application under section 132 to
16                   vary the passenger transport vehicle authorisation to add
17                   or remove a category of passenger transport service.
18     (3)   A notice may be given under this section in relation to 2 or more
19           vehicles if the decision is made for the same reasons for each
20           vehicle.
21     (4)   In the case of a relevant decision the notice must state --
22             (a) the reasons for the decision; and
23             (b) that the person has a right to a review under Part 10.
24     (5)   In subsection (4) --
25           relevant decision means a decision --
26             (a) to refuse to grant a passenger transport vehicle
27                  authorisation --
28                     (i) because the CEO is not satisfied as to a matter
29                          referred to in section 127(a) or (b); or
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1                     or
2               (b)   to impose conditions on a passenger transport vehicle
3                     authorisation under section 129(b); or
4               (c)   to vary the conditions of a passenger transport vehicle
5                     authorisation on the CEO's own initiative; or
6               (d)   to refuse to grant an application to vary the conditions of
7                     a passenger transport vehicle authorisation; or
8               (e)   to refuse to grant an application to vary a passenger
9                     transport vehicle authorisation to add or remove a
10                    category of passenger transport service.

11   135.      Authorisation document
12      (1)    If the CEO grants a passenger transport vehicle authorisation
13             under this Division, the CEO must issue an authorisation
14             document to the holder of the authorisation.
15      (2)    The authorisation document must --
16              (a) be in the approved form; and
17              (b) identify the holder of the passenger transport vehicle
18                    authorisation; and
19              (c) specify the authorisation number; and
20              (d) identify the vehicle authorised; and
21              (e) specify the category or categories of passenger transport
22                    service for which the vehicle is authorised to be
23                    operated.

24   136.      Effect of authorisation
25      (1)    A passenger transport vehicle authorisation that specifies that
26             the vehicle can be operated for use in providing an on-demand
27             rank or hail passenger transport service authorises the operation
28             of the vehicle for use in providing that service anywhere in the
29             State for the prescribed period.
30      (2)    A passenger transport vehicle authorisation that specifies that
31             the vehicle can be operated for use in providing an on-demand

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1            charter passenger transport service authorises the operation of
2            the vehicle for use in providing that service anywhere in the
3            State for the prescribed period.
4      (3)   A passenger transport vehicle authorisation that specifies that
5            the vehicle can be operated for use in providing a regular
6            passenger transport service authorises the operation of the
7            vehicle for use in providing that service anywhere in the State
8            for the prescribed period.
9      (4)   A passenger transport vehicle authorisation that specifies that
10           the vehicle can be operated for use in providing a tourism
11           passenger transport service authorises the operation of the
12           vehicle for use in providing that service anywhere in the State
13           for the prescribed period.
14     (5)   A passenger transport vehicle authorisation that specifies that
15           the vehicle can be operated for use in providing a prescribed
16           passenger transport service authorises the operation of the
17           vehicle for use in providing that service in accordance with the
18           regulations for the prescribed period.

19   137.    Duration of authorisation
20     (1)   A passenger transport vehicle authorisation is granted for the
21           prescribed period.
22     (2)   A passenger transport vehicle authorisation may be renewed in
23           accordance with the regulations.
24     (3)   A passenger transport vehicle authorisation remains in force
25           until whichever of the following occurs first --
26             (a) it expires;
27            (b) it is cancelled.
28     (4)   A passenger transport vehicle authorisation is not in force
29           during any period for which it is suspended.
30           Note for this subsection:
31                 See Division 4 for the suspension of a passenger transport vehicle
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1       (5)    A passenger transport vehicle authorisation is not in force in
2              relation to a vehicle during any period that the vehicle licence
3              for the vehicle under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 is not
4              in force.

5    138.      Authorisation not transferable
6              A passenger transport vehicle authorisation is not transferable.

7                  Division 4 -- Suspension or cancellation
8              Subdivision 1 -- Suspension or cancellation by order

9    139.      Suspension or cancellation order
10      (1)    The CEO may make an order suspending or cancelling a
11             passenger transport vehicle authorisation if --
12               (a) the CEO is no longer satisfied that the vehicle meets the
13                    requirements for the grant of the authorisation in
14                    section 126; or
15               (b) the holder of the authorisation has failed to comply with
16                    any requirements under this Act, including --
17                       (i) a condition of the authorisation; and
18                      (ii) any duty or obligation imposed on the holder
19                            under this Act;
20                    or
21               (c) the authorisation was obtained by fraud or
22                    misrepresentation; or
23               (d) the CEO is no longer satisfied that the holder of the
24                    authorisation is a fit and proper person to hold the
25                    authorisation.
26      (2)    A suspension order made under subsection (1)(b) or (d) may
27             include a requirement that the holder of the passenger transport
28             vehicle authorisation undertake remedial action.




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1      (3)   The CEO may, by written notice given to the holder of the
2            passenger transport vehicle authorisation, vary or waive a
3            requirement imposed under subsection (2).
4      (4)   An order may be made in relation to 2 or more passenger
5            transport vehicle authorisations on the same grounds.

6    140.    Order may be made even if authorisation suspended
7            An order may be made under section 139(1) even if the
8            passenger transport vehicle authorisation is already suspended
9            when the order is made.

10   141.    Show cause process
11     (1)   Unless section 142 applies, the CEO must not make an order
12           under section 139(1) unless the CEO has first complied with
13           this section.
14     (2)   The CEO must serve notice on the holder of the passenger
15           transport vehicle authorisation to show cause within 30 days
16           why the passenger transport vehicle authorisation should not be
17           suspended or cancelled, as the case may be.
18     (3)   If the CEO is not satisfied at the end of the 30-day notice
19           period, the order may be made under section 139(1).
20     (4)   The CEO may make an order suspending a passenger transport
21           vehicle authorisation within the 30-day notice period if the CEO
22           considers that the suspension is necessary in the circumstances.




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1    142.      Immediate suspension or cancellation
2              The CEO may make an order under section 139(1) without
3              complying with section 141 if the CEO has reason to believe
4              that the passenger transport vehicle --
5                (a) is in a condition that, if driven, is, or may be, a danger to
6                      the public; or
7                (b) has been or is being operated in a manner that has
8                      caused, or may cause, danger to the public.

9    143.      Notice of suspension order
10             The CEO must give written notice of a suspension order made
11             under section 139(1) or 141(4) to the holder of the passenger
12             transport vehicle authorisation stating the following --
13               (a) that the passenger transport vehicle authorisation is
14                    suspended;
15               (b) the day on which the period of suspension commences;
16               (c) the grounds on which the order is made;
17               (d) if the order is made under section 139(1), any remedial
18                    action that the holder is required to take under
19                    section 139(2);
20               (e) if the order is made under section 139(1)(b) or (d)
21                    or 141(4), that the holder has a right to a review under
22                    Part 10.

23   144.      Period of suspension
24      (1)    A passenger transport vehicle authorisation subject to a
25             suspension order under section 139(1) is suspended under the
26             order for a period --
27               (a) commencing on the day stated in the notice under
28                     section 143(b); and
29               (b) ending on the first of the following to occur --
30                       (i) the day stated in a notice of revocation of the
31                             order under section 145(4)(b);

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1                     (ii)   the day on which the authorisation is cancelled
2                            under this Act;
3                    (iii)   the day on which the authorisation expires.
4      (2)   A passenger transport vehicle authorisation subject to a
5            suspension order under section 141(4) is suspended under the
6            order for a period --
7              (a) commencing on the day stated in the notice under
8                    section 143(b); and
9              (b) ending on the first of the following to occur --
10                      (i) the day on which the authorisation is suspended
11                           or cancelled after the end of the 30-day period
12                           referred to in section 141;
13                     (ii) the day stated in a notice of revocation of the
14                           order under section 145(4)(b);
15                    (iii) the day on which the authorisation is otherwise
16                           cancelled under this Act;
17                    (iv) the day on which the authorisation expires.

18   145.    Revocation of suspension order
19     (1)   The CEO may at any time revoke a suspension order made
20           under section 139(1) or 141(4).
21     (2)   The CEO must revoke a suspension order made under
22           section 141(4) as soon as practicable after the end of the 30-day
23           notice period referred to in section 141 if the CEO decides not
24           to make an order under section 139(1).
25     (3)   The CEO must revoke a suspension order made under
26           section 139(1)(b) or (d) as soon as practicable after the CEO
27           becomes satisfied that --
28             (a) if the order includes a requirement under section 139(2)
29                   that the holder of the passenger transport vehicle
30                   authorisation undertake any remedial action -- that
31                   action has been undertaken; and


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1                (b)    the grounds for making the order no longer exist.
2       (4)     The CEO must give written notice of a revocation of a
3               suspension order under this section to the holder of the
4               passenger transport vehicle authorisation stating the
5               following --
6                 (a) that the suspension of the authorisation has been
7                      revoked;
8                 (b) the day on which the suspension of the authorisation
9                      under the order ends;
10                (c) the reasons for the revocation.

11   146.       Notice of cancellation order
12      (1)     The CEO must give written notice of a cancellation order under
13              section 139(1) to the holder of the passenger transport vehicle
14              authorisation stating the following --
15                (a) that the authorisation is cancelled;
16                (b) the day on which the cancellation takes effect;
17                (c) the grounds on which the order is made;
18                (d) if the order is made under section 139(1)(b) or (d), that
19                      the holder has a right to a review under Part 10.
20      (2)     A passenger transport vehicle authorisation subject to a
21              cancellation order is cancelled on the day stated in the order.

22            Subdivision 2 -- Automatic cancellation of authorisation

23   147.       Cancellation of authorisation: cancellation of vehicle licence
24              A passenger transport vehicle authorisation is cancelled in
25              relation to a vehicle if the vehicle licence is cancelled under the
26              Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012.




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1    148.      Cancellation of authorisation: transfer of ownership of
2              vehicle
3      (1)     This section applies if the ownership of an authorised passenger
4              transport vehicle is transferred to a person other than the holder
5              of the authorisation for the vehicle (the transferee).
6      (2)     The passenger transport vehicle authorisation for the vehicle is
7              cancelled at the end of the prescribed period after the transfer
8              unless the CEO is notified within that period that the transferee
9              has consented to the holder of the authorisation for the vehicle
10             continuing to be the holder of the authorisation.
11     (3)     The notice to the CEO must --
12              (a) be in the approved form; and
13              (b) contain the information required by the CEO.

14           Subdivision 3 -- Cancellation of authorisation on request

15   149.      Cancellation of authorisation on request
16     (1)     The CEO may cancel a passenger transport vehicle
17             authorisation at the request of the owner of the vehicle or the
18             authorisation holder.
19     (2)     The CEO must give written notice of the cancellation of an
20             authorisation to --
21               (a) the owner of the vehicle; and
22               (b) the holder of the passenger transport vehicle
23                     authorisation, if the holder is not the owner of the
24                     vehicle.
25     (3)     The cancellation of a passenger transport vehicle authorisation
26             takes effect at the end of the relevant prescribed period specified
27             in the notice.




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1    Part 7 -- Confidentiality and exchange of information
2                          Division 1 -- Interpretation
3    150.      Terms used
4       (1)    In this Part --
5              disclose includes to provide, to release and to give access to;
6              driver's licence information means the following --
7                (a) information about drivers' licences including --
8                          (i) details of the persons who have made
9                               applications for or in relation to those licences;
10                              and
11                        (ii) details of the persons who hold or have held
12                              those licences; and
13                       (iii) information contained in a driver's licence
14                              register maintained under the Road Traffic
15                              (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008;
16                      or
17               (b) information about driving authorisations (other than
18                      drivers' licences) obtained by the road traffic CEO from
19                      an authority of another State or a Territory or another
20                      country under a road law;
21             infringement notice information means information about
22             infringement notices including information about the
23             following --
24               (a) the giving of an infringement notice to a person;
25               (b) the payment of an amount of money in accordance with
26                      an infringement notice;
27               (c) the withdrawal of an infringement notice;
28               (d) a matter in relation to which an infringement notice was
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1     (e)    the registration of an infringement notice under the
2            Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement
3            Act 1994 Part 3;
4       (f) any withdrawal of proceedings under the Fines,
5            Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement
6            Act 1994 Part 3 in relation to the infringement notice;
7    interstate passenger transport authority means a person,
8    agency or authority of another State or a Territory that
9    administers or performs functions under an interstate passenger
10   transport law;
11   interstate passenger transport law means a law of another State
12   or a Territory that corresponds with this Act or a prescribed law;
13   law enforcement official means a person prescribed, or a person
14   of a class prescribed, by the regulations for the purposes of this
15   definition;
16   offence information means the following --
17     (a) details of the following --
18              (i) any offence with which a person has been
19                   charged, or of which a person has been
20                   convicted, in the State;
21             (ii) any penalty, suspension, cancellation or
22                   disqualification resulting from a conviction
23                   referred to in subparagraph (i);
24     (b) any details the Commissioner of Police has of the
25           following --
26              (i) any offence with which a person has been
27                   charged, or of which a person has been
28                   convicted, elsewhere than in the State;
29             (ii) any penalty, suspension, cancellation or
30                   disqualification resulting from a conviction
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1              passenger transport authorisation information means --
2                (a) information about passenger transport authorisations,
3                     including the following --
4                        (i) details of the persons who have made
5                             applications for or in relation to those
6                             authorisations;
7                       (ii) details of the persons who hold or have held
8                             those authorisations;
9                      (iii) details of passenger transport vehicles that are
10                            the subject of an application for an authorisation,
11                            or that are or were authorised, under Part 6;
12                     (iv) details of any decision to refuse to grant an
13                            authorisation;
14                      (v) details of the suspension or cancellation of any
15                            authorisation;
16                     (vi) details of any disqualification from holding or
17                            obtaining an authorisation;
18                    (vii) details of charges and convictions for offences
19                            under this Act;
20              (b) infringement notice information relating to alleged
21                    offences under this Act;
22               (c) information relating to whether any of the following is a
23                    fit and proper person --
24                       (i) an applicant for a passenger transport service
25                            authorisation;
26                      (ii) a person nominated as a responsible officer by an
27                            applicant for, or the holder of, an on-demand
28                            booking service authorisation;
29                     (iii) the holder of a passenger transport service
30                            authorisation;
31                     (iv) a responsible officer of the provider of an
32                            authorised on-demand booking service;



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1    relevant authority means a person prescribed, or of a class
2    prescribed, by the regulations for the purposes of this definition;
3    relevant person means a person who --
4      (a) is an applicant for a passenger transport authorisation; or
5      (b) holds or has held a passenger transport authorisation; or
6      (c) is a person nominated by, or a close associate of, an
7             applicant for, or the holder of, an on-demand booking
8             service authorisation; or
9      (d) is a responsible officer of the provider of an on-demand
10            booking service;
11   road law has the meaning given in the Road Traffic
12   (Administration) Act 2008 section 4;
13   road traffic CEO means the CEO as defined in the Road Traffic
14   (Administration) Act 2008 section 4;
15   traffic infringement notice information means details of the
16   instances in which a person has paid a penalty under an
17   infringement notice under a road law, obtained by the road
18   traffic CEO from the Commissioner of Police under a road law;
19   transport co-ordination CEO means the Director General as
20   defined in the Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 section 4(1);
21   vehicle licence information means the following --
22     (a) information about vehicle licences including --
23               (i) details of the persons who have made
24                    applications for or in relation to those licences;
25                    and
26              (ii) details of the persons who hold or have held
27                    those licences; and
28             (iii) information contained in the register of vehicle
29                    licences referred to in the Road Traffic (Vehicles)
30                    Act 2012; and
31             (iv) details of any defect notices issued in relation to
32                    vehicles under the Road Traffic (Vehicles)
33                    Act 2012 Part 6 Division 3;

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1                (b)   information about vehicle authorisations (other than
2                      vehicle licences) obtained by the road traffic CEO from
3                      an authority of another State, a Territory or another
4                      country under a road law.

5       Division 2 -- Confidentiality and disclosure of information
6    151.       Confidentiality
7       (1)     A person must not disclose any information provided to the
8               person in the performance of a function under this Act except --
9                 (a) in the performance of that function or another function
10                      under this Act; or
11                (b) in the performance of a function under the Transport
12                      Co-ordination Act 1966 that relates to passenger
13                      transport vehicles; or
14                (c) as authorised under this Act or the Transport
15                      Co-ordination Act 1966 in relation to a function referred
16                      to in paragraph (a) or (b).
17              Penalty for this subsection: imprisonment for 12 months or a
18                   fine of $12 000.
19      (2)     The CEO may publish de-identified data from time to time to
20              provide information to the public about the performance of the
21              passenger transport industry.
22      (3)     The CEO may provide unpublished de-identified data on
23              request to any person on payment of the prescribed fee.
24      (4)     Nothing in this section affects the operation of the Taxation
25              Administration Act 2003 section 114.




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1    152.   CEO may provide authorisation information
2           To assist the provider of an authorised on-demand booking
3           service, the provider of a regular passenger transport service or
4           the provider of an authorised passenger transport vehicle to
5           comply with the provider's safety duties under this Act, the
6           CEO may, on request, advise the provider as to whether or
7           not --
8             (a) an improvement notice has been issued under Part 8
9                   Division 5 in the prescribed period before the request in
10                  relation to the holder of a passenger transport
11                  authorisation or a passenger transport vehicle; or
12            (b) a defect notice under the Road Traffic (Vehicles)
13                  Act 2012 is in effect in relation to a passenger transport
14                  vehicle.

15   153.   Disclosure of authorisation status of driver
16          The CEO may disclose the authorisation status of a passenger
17          transport driver on the Department's website or to any member
18          of the public or any other person in accordance with the
19          regulations.

20   154.   Disclosure of information about vehicle authorisation
21          The CEO may disclose the following information about a
22          passenger transport vehicle authorisation on the Department's
23          website or to any member of the public or any other person --
24            (a) the authorisation number and number plate of the
25                 vehicle;
26            (b) the category of authorisation;
27            (c) whether or not the authorisation is in force;
28            (d) the conditions imposed on the authorisation by the CEO
29                 under section 129.




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1    155.       Use of and access to information provided under this Part
2               The CEO may have access to and make use of the following for
3               the purposes of the performance of the CEO's functions under
4               this Act but not for any other purpose --
5                 (a) information disclosed to or obtained by the CEO under
6                       this Part;
7                 (b) information disclosed to the CEO under the Road Traffic
8                       (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008;
9                 (c) information disclosed to or obtained by the Director
10                      General under the Taxi Act 1994.

11   156.       Use of photographs
12              The CEO is authorised for the purpose of producing a passenger
13              transport driver authorisation or other identification document
14              for a person required under this Act to use any photograph that
15              was provided by the person --
16                (a) under the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive)
17                      Act 2008 in connection with the grant of a driver's
18                      licence or learner's permit to the person; and
19                (b) within 10 years before the grant of the authorisation to
20                      the person.

21                   Division 3 -- Exchange of information
22   157.       Exchange of information between CEO and Commissioner
23              of Police
24      (1)     The CEO must disclose the following information to the
25              Commissioner of Police --
26               (a) passenger transport authorisation information;
27               (b) any other prescribed information.




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1      (2)   Information disclosed under subsection (1) --
2              (a) may be used in the performance of the Commissioner of
3                   Police's functions under a written law but not for any
4                   other purpose; and
5              (b) may be disclosed by the Commissioner of Police to a
6                   police officer for use in the performance of the functions
7                   of that officer under this Act or any other written law
8                   but not for any other purpose.
9      (3)   The Commissioner of Police must disclose the following
10           information to the CEO --
11             (a) offence information about a relevant person;
12             (b) any other prescribed information.

13   158.    Exchange of information between CEO and road traffic
14           CEO
15     (1)   The CEO must disclose the following information to the road
16           traffic CEO --
17             (a) passenger transport authorisation information;
18             (b) any other prescribed information.
19     (2)   The road traffic CEO must disclose the following information to
20           the CEO --
21             (a) driver's licence information about a relevant person;
22             (b) vehicle licence information about a relevant person or
23                  about a passenger transport vehicle or alleged passenger
24                  transport vehicle;
25             (c) traffic infringement notice information about a relevant
26                  person;
27             (d) any other prescribed information.
28     (3)   Photographs and signatures provided in connection with the
29           grant of drivers' licences or driving authorisations must not be
30           provided under this section except for the purposes referred to
31           in section 156.

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1    159.       Exchange of information between CEO and transport
2               co-ordination CEO
3       (1)     The CEO must disclose the following information to the
4               transport co-ordination CEO --
5                 (a) passenger transport authorisation information;
6                 (b) any other prescribed information.
7       (2)     The transport co-ordination CEO must disclose the following
8               information to the CEO about a relevant person --
9                 (a) information about any offence with which the relevant
10                     person has been charged under the Transport
11                     Co-ordination Act 1966;
12                (b) infringement notice information relating to any
13                     infringement notice given to the relevant person for an
14                     alleged offence under the Transport Co-ordination
15                     Act 1966;
16                (c) any other prescribed information.
17      (3)     The transport co-ordination CEO must disclose to the CEO
18              information about any omnibus or taxi-car licensed under the
19              Transport Co-ordination Act 1966.

20   160.       Exchange of information between CEO and relevant
21              authority
22      (1)     The CEO may disclose the following information to a relevant
23              authority if the CEO considers that the information is required
24              by the authority for the purposes of the performance of the
25              authority's functions --
26                (a) passenger transport authorisation information;
27                (b) any other prescribed information.
28      (2)     The CEO may seek from a relevant authority any information
29              that the CEO considers is required for the purposes of the
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1    161.    Disclosure of information where agreement is made
2            The CEO may disclose the following information to a body or
3            person with whom an agreement is made under section 285 if
4            the CEO considers that the information is required for the
5            performance of a function under the agreement --
6              (a) passenger transport authorisation information;
7              (b) any information disclosed to the CEO under this
8                   Division or by an interstate passenger transport
9                   authority;
10             (c) any other prescribed information.

11   162.    Disclosure of information to law enforcement official
12           The CEO may disclose the following information to a law
13           enforcement official if the CEO considers that the information is
14           required by the official for the purposes of the performance of
15           the official's functions --
16             (a) passenger transport authorisation information;
17             (b) any other prescribed information.

18   163.    Disclosure of information to CEO of Public Transport
19           Authority
20           The CEO may disclose passenger transport authorisation
21           information to the chief executive officer of the Public
22           Transport Authority established under the Public Transport
23           Authority Act 2003 to facilitate the provision of effective public
24           transport services in the State.

25   164.    Exchange of information between CEO and interstate
26           passenger transport authorities
27     (1)   The CEO may disclose passenger transport authorisation
28           information to an interstate passenger transport authority if the
29           CEO considers that the information is required by the authority
30           for the purposes of the performance of its functions.


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1       (2)     If information disclosed under subsection (1) includes
2               information about an offence of which a person has been
3               convicted or an alleged offence for which a person has been
4               given an infringement notice, the CEO must also disclose to the
5               interstate passenger transport authority --
6                  (a) any quashing or setting aside of the conviction; or
7                 (b) any withdrawal of the infringement notice or the matter
8                       coming before a court for determination; or
9                  (c) any withdrawal of proceedings under the Fines,
10                      Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement
11                      Act 1994 Part 3 in relation to the infringement notice; or
12                (d) anything else known to the CEO concerning the offence
13                      or alleged offence the disclosure of which is likely to be
14                      favourable to that person.
15      (3)     The CEO may seek from an interstate passenger transport
16              authority any information that the CEO considers is required for
17              the purposes of the performance of the CEO's functions under
18              this Act.

19   165.       Disclosures under this Part free of charge
20              Subject to section 151(3), a disclosure of information under this
21              Part must be free of charge.




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1                         Part 8 -- Enforcement
2                     Division 1 -- Authorised officers
3                        Subdivision 1 -- Designation

4    166.    Authorised officers
5      (1)   For the purposes of this Act, an authorised officer is --
6             (a) a police officer; or
7             (b) a person designated by the CEO under subsection (2).
8      (2)   The CEO may designate as an authorised officer a person
9            employed in, or engaged for the purposes of, the Department.
10     (3)   The CEO must ensure that each authorised officer designated
11           under subsection (2) is issued with an identity card in the
12           approved form.
13     (4)   An authorised officer designated under subsection (2) must --
14            (a) carry the officer's identity card when performing
15                  functions under this Act; and
16            (b) if it is practicable to do so, produce the officer's identity
17                  card before exercising a power under this Act.
18     (5)   In any proceedings, the production of an identity card is
19           evidence of the designation under subsection (2) of the
20           authorised officer to whom the card relates.

21                     Subdivision 2 -- General powers

22   167.    Term used: relevant person
23           In this Subdivision --
24           relevant person means --
25             (a) a person who holds or has held an on-demand booking
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1               (b)   a person whom an authorised officer suspects on
2                     reasonable grounds is or was the provider of an
3                     on-demand booking service or an agent of that person;
4                     or
5               (c)   a person who is or was the provider of an associated
6                     booking service or an agent of that person; or
7               (d)   a person whom an authorised officer suspects on
8                     reasonable grounds is or was the provider of an
9                     associated booking service or an agent of that person; or
10              (e)   a person who is or was a responsible officer of the
11                    provider of an authorised on-demand booking service;
12                    or
13              (f)   a person who is or was an employee of --
14                       (i) the provider of an on-demand booking service;
15                            or
16                      (ii) the provider of an associated booking service;
17                    or
18              (g)   a person who holds or has held a regular passenger
19                    transport service authorisation or an agent of that
20                    person; or
21              (h)   a person whom an authorised officer suspects on
22                    reasonable grounds is or was the provider of a passenger
23                    transport service or an agent of that person; or
24              (i)   a person who is or was an employee of the provider of a
25                    passenger transport service; or
26              (j)   a person who holds or has held a passenger transport
27                    driver authorisation; or
28              (k)   a person whom an authorised officer suspects on
29                    reasonable grounds has driven a vehicle for the purpose
30                    of transporting passengers for hire or reward; or
31              (l)   a person who holds or has held a passenger transport
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1             (m)   a person who is or was the owner of a passenger
2                   transport vehicle or whom an authorised officer
3                   reasonably suspects is or was the responsible person for
4                   the vehicle for the purposes of section 174; or
5             (n)   a person whom an authorised officer suspects on
6                   reasonable grounds is the provider of a passenger
7                   transport vehicle or an agent of that person; or
8             (o)   a person who is or was an employee of the provider of a
9                   passenger transport vehicle.

10   168.    Powers of authorised officers: purposes
11           An authorised officer may exercise the powers set out in this
12           Subdivision for the following purposes --
13            (a) to monitor compliance with this Act;
14            (b) to investigate a suspected contravention of this Act;
15            (c) to investigate whether there are grounds for suspending
16                  or cancelling an authorisation granted under this Act.

17   169.    Powers in relation to vehicles
18     (1)   An authorised officer may do all or any of the following in
19           relation to a vehicle --
20             (a) stop and detain the vehicle for as long as is reasonably
21                   necessary for the exercise of any other power of the
22                   authorised officer under this Act;
23             (b) direct the person driving the vehicle to produce for
24                   inspection any of the following --
25                      (i) the person's driver authorisation document;
26                     (ii) the person's driver's licence;
27                    (iii) any additional identification document issued to
28                           the person, or required to be held or displayed by
29                           the person, in accordance with the regulations;
30             (c) direct any person to alight from, or not to enter, the
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1                (d)    direct the person driving the vehicle, or any passenger,
2                       to --
3                          (i) give any information that is required; or
4                         (ii) answer a question put to the person; or
5                        (iii) state the person's name, address and date of
6                               birth; or
7                        (iv) produce a document or record that is in the
8                               person's possession or under the person's
9                               control;
10               (e)    inspect the vehicle and any equipment in or on the
11                      vehicle;
12                (f)   make a still or moving image or recording of the vehicle
13                      and anything in or on the vehicle;
14               (g)    operate a computer or other thing in or on the vehicle;
15               (h)    make a copy of, take an extract from, download or print
16                      out any document or thing;
17                (i)   seize a document or record and retain it for as long as is
18                      reasonably necessary;
19                (j)   direct the driver of the vehicle, or a person in possession
20                      of the vehicle, to give the authorised officer any
21                      assistance that the officer reasonably requires for the
22                      purposes referred to in section 168.

23   170.       Directions to relevant persons
24              An authorised officer may do all or any of the following --
25               (a) direct a relevant person to --
26                        (i) give any information that is required; or
27                       (ii) answer a question put to the person;
28               (b) direct a relevant person to produce a document or record
29                     that is in the person's possession or under the person's
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1              (c)   make a copy of, take an extract from, download or print
2                    out any document or record produced under
3                    paragraph (b);
4             (d)    seize a document or record produced under
5                    paragraph (b) and retain it for as long as is reasonably
6                    necessary.

7    171.    Entry of premises
8      (1)   An authorised officer may, in accordance with subsection (2),
9            enter premises occupied by a relevant person and do all or any
10           of the following at the premises --
11             (a) search the premises;
12             (b) make a still or moving image or recording of the place
13                   and anything in or on the place;
14             (c) operate a computer or other thing at the premises;
15             (d) make a copy of, take an extract from, download or print
16                   out any document or record;
17             (e) seize a document or record and retain it for as long as is
18                   reasonably necessary;
19              (f) direct the occupier of the place, or a person at the place,
20                   to give the authorised officer any assistance that the
21                   officer reasonably requires for the purposes referred to
22                   in section 168.
23     (2)   The power to enter premises under subsection (1) must be
24           exercised --
25             (a) with the consent of the occupier; or
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1    172.       Requirement to comply with directions
2               If under section 169, 170 or 171 a person is directed to give any
3               information, answer any question or produce any document or
4               record --
5                  (a) that person cannot refuse to comply with that direction
6                       on the ground that the information, answer, document or
7                       record may tend to incriminate the person or render the
8                       person liable to any penalty; but
9                 (b) the information or answer given, or document or record
10                      produced, by the person is not admissible in evidence in
11                      any criminal proceedings against the person other than
12                      proceedings for perjury or for providing false or
13                      misleading information under this Act.

14   173.       Assistance to exercise powers
15      (1)     An authorised officer may authorise as many other persons to
16              assist in the exercise of the authorised officer's powers under
17              this Subdivision as are reasonably necessary in the
18              circumstances.
19      (2)     A person so authorised may exercise the power or assist the
20              authorised officer to exercise the power, as the case requires.
21      (3)     Whether requested to do so or not a person may assist another
22              person to exercise a power under this Subdivision if the person
23              reasonably suspects that the other person --
24                (a) is lawfully entitled to exercise the power; and
25                (b) needs assistance for the purpose of doing so.
26      (4)     A person who under this section is authorised by another person
27              to exercise a power, or is assisting another person to exercise a
28              power, must obey any lawful and reasonable directions of the
29              other person when exercising or assisting to exercise the power.
30      (5)     If a person, acting under this section, exercises a power in this
31              Subdivision having been authorised by another person to do so,
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1            any enactment that protects the person or the State from liability
2            for the person's acts or omissions is to be taken to operate as if
3            those acts or omissions included the person's acts or omissions
4            when acting under this section.

5    174.    Duty to identify driver or person in charge of vehicle
6      (1)   In this section --
7            responsible person, for a vehicle, has the same meaning as it
8            has in the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008 section 4 as if
9            this section were a road law and includes a person to whom
10           possession or control of the vehicle was entrusted at the time of
11           the alleged offence referred to in subsection (2)(a) or (3)(a), as
12           the case may be.
13     (2)   A responsible person for a vehicle commits an offence if --
14             (a) an offence under this Act is alleged to have been
15                   committed involving the driving of a vehicle; and
16            (b) an authorised officer requests the responsible person to
17                   give information that may lead to the identification of
18                   the driver or person in charge of the vehicle at the time
19                   of the alleged offence; and
20             (c) the responsible person has, or could reasonably have
21                   ascertained, the information; and
22            (d) the responsible person, without lawful excuse, fails to
23                   give the information.
24           Penalty for this subsection:
25                (a) for an individual --
26                         (i) for a first offence, a fine of $5 000;
27                        (ii) for a subsequent offence, a fine of $10 000;
28                (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $25 000.
29     (3)   A responsible person for a vehicle commits an offence if --
30            (a) an offence under this Act is alleged to have been
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1                (b)    an authorised officer requests the responsible person to
2                       give information that may lead to the identification of
3                       the driver or person in charge of the vehicle at the time
4                       of the alleged offence; and
5                 (c) the responsible person gives false information in
6                       response to the request.
7               Penalty for this subsection:
8                    (a) for an individual --
9                             (i) for a first offence, a fine of $5 000;
10                           (ii) for a subsequent offence, a fine of $10 000;
11                   (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $25 000.
12      (4)     If a person is charged with an offence under subsection (2), the
13              person may be convicted of an offence under section 175.

14   175.       Duty to take reasonable measures to be able to comply with
15              identity request
16      (1)     In this section --
17              identity request means a request made under this Division for
18              information as to the identity of the person who was driving or
19              in charge of a vehicle at any particular time;
20              responsible person, for a vehicle, has the same meaning as it
21              has in the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008 section 4 as if
22              this section were a road law.
23      (2)     A responsible person for a vehicle commits an offence if the
24              responsible person fails to take reasonable measures, or make
25              reasonable arrangements, to ensure that if an identity request is
26              made in relation to the vehicle, the responsible person will be
27              able to comply with it.
28              Penalty for this subsection:
29                   (a) for an individual --
30                            (i) for a first offence, a fine of $5 000;
31                           (ii) for a subsequent offence, a fine of $10 000;

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1                (b)    for a body corporate, a fine of $25 000.

2    176.    Offences
3      (1)   A person must comply with a direction of an authorised officer
4            given under this Part.
5            Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.
6      (2)   A person must not wilfully hinder or obstruct an authorised
7            officer in the exercise of a function under this Part.
8            Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.
9      (3)   A person must not provide false information to, or wilfully
10           mislead, an authorised officer exercising a function under this
11           Part.
12           Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.
13     (4)   A person must not fail to assist an authorised officer in
14           exercising a function under this Part when required to do so.
15           Penalty for this subsection:
16                (a) for an individual, a fine of $5 000;
17               (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $25 000.
18     (5)   Without limiting subsection (2), a person hinders or obstructs an
19           authorised officer if the person refuses or fails to provide, or
20           obstructs the provision of, an on-demand booking service or
21           on-demand passenger transport service to the authorised officer
22           when sought in the exercise of a function under this Part.

23                      Division 2 -- Entry warrants
24   177.    Terms used
25     (1)   In this Division --
26           remote communication means any way of communicating at a
27           distance including by telephone, fax, email and radio.




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1       (2)     A reference in this Division to making an application includes a
2               reference to giving information in support of the application.

3    178.       Application for entry warrant
4       (1)     An authorised officer may apply to a JP for an entry warrant
5               authorising the entry of premises for the purposes referred to in
6               section 168.
7       (2)     The application must be made in accordance with this Division
8               and must include the prescribed information (if any).

9    179.       Application to be in person unless urgent
10      (1)     An application must be made in person before a JP unless --
11               (a) the warrant is needed urgently; and
12               (b) the applicant reasonably suspects that a JP is not
13                     available within a reasonable distance of the applicant.
14      (2)     If subsection (1)(a) and (b) apply --
15                 (a) the application may be made to the JP by remote
16                      communication; and
17                (b) the JP must not grant the application unless satisfied
18                      about the matters in subsection (1)(a) and (b).

19   180.       Application to be in writing unless made remotely
20      (1)     An application must be made in writing unless --
21               (a) the application is made by remote communication; and
22               (b) it is not practicable to send the JP written material.
23      (2)     If subsection (1)(a) and (b) apply --
24                 (a) the application may be made orally; and
25                (b) the JP must make a written record of the application and
26                      any information given in support of it.




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1    181.    Application to be on oath unless made remotely
2      (1)   An application must be made on oath unless --
3             (a) the application is made by remote communication; and
4             (b) it is not practicable for the JP to administer an oath to
5                   the applicant.
6      (2)   If subsection (1)(a) and (b) apply --
7               (a) the application may be made in an unsworn form; and
8              (b) if the JP issues an entry warrant, the applicant must as
9                    soon as practicable send the JP an affidavit verifying the
10                   application and any information given in support of it.

11   182.    Form of entry warrant made remotely
12     (1)   If on an application made by remote communication a JP issues
13           an entry warrant, the JP must if practicable send a copy of the
14           original warrant to the applicant by remote communication, but
15           otherwise --
16              (a) the JP must send the applicant by remote
17                   communication any information that must be set out in
18                   the warrant; and
19             (b) the applicant must complete a form of warrant with the
20                   information received and give the JP a copy of the form
21                   as soon as practicable after doing so; and
22              (c) the JP must attach a copy of the form to the original
23                   warrant and any affidavit received from the applicant
24                   and make them available for collection by the applicant.
25     (2)   The copy of the original warrant sent, or the form of the warrant
26           completed, as the case may be, under subsection (1) has the
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1    183.       Evidence obtained inadmissible if section 181(2)(b)
2               or 182(1)(b) contravened
3               If an applicant contravenes section 181(2)(b) or 182(1)(b), any
4               evidence obtained under the entry warrant is not admissible in
5               proceedings in court or in the State Administrative Tribunal.

6    184.       Issue and content of entry warrant
7       (1)     On application under section 178, a JP may issue an entry
8               warrant if satisfied that it is necessary for the authorised officer
9               to enter premises for purposes referred to in section 168.
10      (2)     An entry warrant must contain the following information --
11               (a) the applicant's full name and authorisation;
12               (b) a reasonably particular description of the premises to
13                     which it relates;
14               (c) a reasonably particular description of the purposes for
15                     which entry is required;
16               (d) if a contravention of this Act is suspected -- the
17                     provision concerned;
18               (e) the period during which it may be executed, which must
19                     not be longer than 30 days;
20                (f) the name of the JP who issued it;
21               (g) the date and time when it was issued.
22      (3)     An entry warrant must be in the prescribed form.
23      (4)     If a JP refuses to issue an entry warrant, the JP must record on
24              the application the fact of, the date and time of, and the reasons
25              for, the refusal.

26   185.       Effect of entry warrant
27      (1)     An entry warrant has effect according to its content and this
28              section.
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1      (3)   An entry warrant may be executed by any authorised officer.

2                Division 3 -- Obtaining business records
3    186.    Terms used
4            In this Division --
5            business means any business, including a business of a
6            governmental body or instrumentality or of a local government,
7            or any occupation, trade or calling;
8            business record means a record prepared or used in the ordinary
9            course of a business for the purpose of recording any matter
10           related to the business;
11           order to produce means an order issued under section 189.

12   187.    Application of this Division
13     (1)   An order to produce must not be issued under this Division to a
14           person in relation to a business record that relates or may relate
15           to an offence that the person is suspected of having committed.
16     (2)   This Division does not prevent an authorised officer from
17           applying for an entry warrant in relation to a business record,
18           whether before or after the issue of an order to produce.

19   188.    Application for order to produce
20     (1)   An authorised officer may apply for an order to produce a
21           business record for the following purposes --
22             (a) to investigate a suspected contravention of this Act;
23            (b) to investigate suspected grounds for suspending or
24                  cancelling an authorisation granted under this Act.
25     (2)   An application for an order to produce must be made to a JP in
26           accordance with Division 2, with any necessary changes.
27     (3)   An application for an order to produce a business record
28           must --
29            (a) state the applicant's full name and authorisation; and

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1                (b)    state the purpose for which the order is required; and
2                (c)    set out the prescribed information (if any); and
3                (d)    state the name of the person to whom the order will
4                       apply; and
5                 (e)   state that the person is not suspected of having
6                       committed an offence; and
7                 (f)   describe with reasonable particularity the business
8                       record or class of business record that the applicant
9                       wants the person to produce; and
10               (g)    state the reason the applicant reasonably believes the
11                      business record or class of business record is relevant to
12                      the investigation; and
13               (h)    state whether the original or a copy of the business
14                      record or class of business record is required.

15   189.       Issue of order to produce
16      (1)     On an application made under section 188, a JP may issue an
17              order to produce a business record if satisfied that, in relation to
18              each of the matters in section 188(1) that the applicant suspects,
19              there are reasonable grounds for the applicant to have that
20              suspicion.
21      (2)     An order to produce must contain the following information --
22               (a) the applicant's full name and authorisation;
23               (b) the name of the person to whom the order applies;
24               (c) a reasonably particular description of the business
25                     record or class of business record to be produced by the
26                     person;
27               (d) an order that the person produce the record or records;
28               (e) whether the original or a copy of the record or records is
29                     required;
30                (f) whether a paper, electronic or other version of the record
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1             (g)    the place where the record or records are to be produced;
2             (h)    the date on or before which the order must be obeyed,
3                    which must allow a reasonable period for the person to
4                    obey the order;
5              (i)   the name of the JP who issued it;
6              (j)   the date and time when it was issued.
7      (3)   An order to produce must be in the prescribed form.
8      (4)   If a JP refuses to issue an order to produce, the JP must record
9            on the application the fact of, the date and time of, and the
10           reasons for, the refusal.

11   190.    Service of order to produce
12     (1)   An order to produce must be served on the person to whom it
13           applies as soon as practicable after it is issued.
14     (2)   An order to produce may be served by personal service or by
15           post or, with the consent of the person to be served, by email or
16           fax or in some other way agreed with the person.

17   191.    Effect of order to produce
18     (1)   An order to produce has effect according to its contents.
19     (2)   A person who is served with an order to produce and who,
20           without reasonable excuse, does not obey it commits an offence.
21           Penalty for this subsection:
22               (a) for an individual, a fine of $5 000;
23               (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $25 000.

24   192.    Powers in relation to order to produce
25     (1)   An authorised officer to whom a business record is produced
26           under an order to produce may retain it for a reasonable time to
27           determine its evidentiary value.




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1       (2)     An authorised officer to whom a business record is produced
2               may, if necessary to preserve the evidentiary value of the
3               document or to subject it to forensic analysis --
4                 (a) seize the document; and
5                (b) whether or not the document is seized, make a forensic
6                       analysis of it; and
7                 (c) make and retain a copy of it.
8       (3)     A person who produces a business record in compliance with an
9               order to produce is not liable to any action or remedy by any
10              person at common law for producing that document.

11              Division 4 -- Seizing things and related matters
12                        Subdivision 1 -- Seizing of things

13   193.       Application
14              This Subdivision applies to and in relation to the seizing under
15              this Part of a thing.

16   194.       Grounds for seizing things
17              If this Part provides that an authorised officer may seize a thing,
18              the authorised officer may do so only if the authorised officer
19              reasonably suspects that it is necessary to seize the thing for one
20              or more of the following purposes --
21                 (a) to prevent it from being concealed, disturbed or lost;
22                (b) to preserve its evidentiary value;
23                 (c) to subject it to forensic analysis;
24                (d) to prevent it from being used in the commission of an
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1    195.    Records relevant to offence
2      (1)   If a record may be seized, the authorised officer authorised to
3            seize it may, if practicable, reproduce the record, whether or not
4            in the same form, and instead seize the reproduction.
5            Example for this subsection:
6                  A record on a computer could be reproduced by printing it out on paper
7                  or copying it to a data storage device and the paper or data storage
8                  device could then be seized.

9      (2)   If a record is seized, the authorised officer authorised to seize it
10           may copy or take extracts from the record.
11     (3)   If a record is seized and a relevant person so requests, the
12           authorised officer must --
13              (a) if it is reasonably practicable to do so, give a copy of the
14                    record to the person as soon as practicable after it is
15                    seized; or
16             (b) unless the authorised officer reasonably suspects that
17                    doing so will jeopardise the evidentiary value of the
18                    record, allow the person to inspect the record and to
19                    make and keep a copy of it.
20     (4)   In subsection (3) --
21           relevant person means a person --
22             (a) who appears entitled to possession of the record; and
23             (b) who does not already have a copy of the record.

24   196.    Seizing of devices and equipment
25           If a record may be seized, any device or equipment needed to
26           gain access to, recover or reproduce the information in the
27           record, subject to section 194, may also be seized.

28   197.    Powers to facilitate seizing of records
29     (1)   An authorised officer may exercise a power under this section
30           for the purpose of seizing a record or exercising a power in
31           section 195(1) or (2).

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1       (2)     An authorised officer may operate any device or equipment,
2               whether seized under section 196 or not --
3                (a) that is needed to gain access to, recover, or make a
4                      reproduction of, the record; and
5                (b) that is possessed by the person from whom the record
6                      may be seized.
7       (3)     If an authorised officer reasonably suspects that a relevant
8               person knows how to gain access to or operate the device or
9               equipment, the authorised officer may direct the relevant person
10              to provide any information or assistance that is reasonable and
11              necessary to enable the authorised officer to seize the record or
12              exercise the power.
13      (4)     In subsection (3) --
14              relevant person means --
15                (a) the person from whom the record may be seized; or
16                (b) an employee (whether under a contract of service or a
17                     contract for services) of that person.

18   198.       List of seized things to be supplied on request
19      (1)     If an authorised officer seizes any thing, the following persons
20              may ask the authorised officer for a list of what was seized --
21                 (a) the person who had custody or control of the thing
22                      before it was seized;
23                (b) the occupier of the premises where it was seized.
24      (2)     The authorised officer must comply with the request within a
25              reasonable time after it is made.
26      (3)     If it is not reasonably practicable to list all the things seized
27              because they are too numerous, the list may give a general
28              description of the things that contains as much detail as is
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1      (4)      This section does not apply in relation to a record if under
2               section 195 a copy of the record was seized or given to the
3               person making the request.

4           Subdivision 2 -- Procedure on seizure of privileged material

5    199.       Terms used
6               In this Subdivision --
7               court means the Magistrates Court;
8               privileged means privileged because of either or both of the
9               following --
10                (a) legal professional privilege;
11                (b) public interest privilege.

12   200.       Seizure or production of privileged material
13              A record that is seized under this Part or that is produced under
14              an order to produce a business record issued under section 189
15              must be dealt with in accordance with this Subdivision if --
16                (a) a person entitled to possession of the record claims that
17                     all or some of the information in it is privileged; or
18                (b) the authorised officer seizing the record or to whom it is
19                     produced reasonably suspects that all or some of the
20                     information in it is privileged.

21   201.       Record to be secured
22              The record must be secured in a manner --
23               (a) that prevents it from being concealed, disturbed or lost;
24                     and
25               (b) that preserves its evidentiary value; and
26               (c) that prevents access to the information in it by any
27                     person who would not be entitled to access to the
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1    202.       Application to court
2       (1)     The authorised officer in charge of the investigation must apply
3               to the court to decide whether the information is privileged and
4               must deliver the record into the custody of the court.
5       (2)     The application must be made in accordance with rules of court
6               and must be served on the person entitled to possession of the
7               record or, if the identity or whereabouts of the person is
8               unknown, on any person directed by the court to be served.
9       (3)     The application may, if the court thinks fit, be heard in private.
10      (4)     The applicant and any person entitled to possession of the
11              record are entitled to be heard on the application.

12   203.       Decision of court
13      (1)     For the purpose of deciding the application the court may have
14              access to all of the information in the record.
15      (2)     If the court decides that all of the information is not privileged,
16              the court must make the record available to be collected by the
17              applicant.
18      (3)     If the court decides that all of the information is privileged, the
19              court must make the record available to be collected by the
20              person from whom it was seized.
21      (4)     If the court decides that some of the information is privileged,
22              the court must make orders to enable the applicant to have
23              access to the information in the record that is not privileged.

24   204.       Forensic examination on record
25      (1)     This section applies if --
26               (a) the court decides under section 203 that all or some of
27                     the information is privileged; and
28               (b) the applicant has applied to be permitted to do a forensic
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1      (2)   The court must make orders that enable the forensic
2            examination to be done on the record and to ensure that any
3            information in it that is privileged remains privileged.

4    205.    Ancillary orders
5            After making a decision under section 203, the court may make
6            any orders it thinks fit --
7              (a) as to costs; and
8              (b) as to securing the record or suspending the operation of
9                   any orders made under this section, until an appeal
10                  against the determination is commenced and dealt with.

11   206.    Proceedings part of criminal jurisdiction
12           Proceedings under this Subdivision are part of the court's
13           criminal jurisdiction.

14   207.    Appeals
15           Subject to the Criminal Appeals Act 2004 Part 2, an appeal lies
16           against a decision made by the court under this Subdivision.

17           Subdivision 3 -- Return or disposal of seized things

18   208.    Return or disposal of seized things
19     (1)   The CEO may authorise the return of any thing seized under this
20           Part to --
21             (a) the owner or person entitled to the possession of the
22                   thing; or
23            (b) the person from whom the thing was seized.
24     (2)   The CEO may dispose of any thing seized under this Part if --
25            (a) the CEO has taken reasonable steps to return the thing to
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1                (b)   any of the following applies --
2                         (i) the CEO has been unable to locate the person,
3                              despite making reasonable efforts;
4                        (ii) the person has refused to take possession of the
5                              thing;
6                       (iii) the CEO has contacted the person about the
7                              return of the thing and the person has not refused
8                              to take possession of the thing but has not taken
9                              possession of the thing within 1 month of the
10                             contact.
11      (3)     The CEO may dispose of the thing in any manner the CEO
12              thinks appropriate.

13                     Division 5 -- Improvement notices
14   209.       Issue of improvement notices
15      (1)     This section applies if an authorised officer reasonably believes
16              that a person --
17                (a) is contravening a provision of this Act; or
18                (b) has contravened a provision of this Act in circumstances
19                      that make it likely that the contravention will be
20                      continued or repeated.
21      (2)     The authorised officer may, by giving written notice to a person,
22              issue an improvement notice requiring the person to --
23                (a) remedy the contravention; or
24                (b) prevent a likely contravention from occurring; or
25                (c) remedy the things or operations causing the
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1    210.    Contents of improvement notices
2      (1)   An improvement notice must state --
3             (a) that the authorised officer believes that the person --
4                     (i) is contravening a provision of this Act; or
5                    (ii) has contravened a provision of this Act in
6                          circumstances that make it likely that the
7                          contravention will be continued or repeated;
8                  and
9             (b) the provision that the authorised officer believes is being
10                 or has been contravened; and
11            (c) briefly, how the provision is being or has been
12                 contravened; and
13            (d) the day by which the person must comply with the
14                 requirements of the notice.
15     (2)   An improvement notice must state that the person has a right to
16           a review under Part 10.
17     (3)   An improvement notice may include directions concerning the
18           measures to be taken to remedy the contravention or prevent the
19           likely contravention or the matters or activities causing the
20           contravention or the likely contravention to which the notice
21           relates.
22     (4)   An improvement notice may include directions prohibiting or
23           restricting a person from driving a vehicle to transport
24           passengers for hire or reward or prohibiting or restricting the
25           use of a passenger transport vehicle or any other activity until
26           the measures required to remedy a contravention or prevent a
27           likely contravention have been taken.
28     (5)   The measures referred to in subsection (3) may include a
29           requirement that the measures be taken to the satisfaction of an
30           authorised officer.
31     (6)   The day stated for compliance with the improvement notice
32           must be reasonable in all the circumstances.

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1    211.       Compliance with improvement notice
2       (1)     The person to whom an improvement notice is issued must
3               comply with the notice within the period stated in the notice or
4               that time as extended under section 212.
5               Penalty for this subsection:
6                     (a) for an individual, a fine of $5 000;
7                     (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $25 000.
8       (2)     A person must not drive a vehicle for the purpose of
9               transporting passengers for hire or reward or allow a vehicle to
10              be driven for that purpose if the driving of the vehicle is
11              prohibited under an improvement notice.
12              Penalty for this subsection:
13                   (a) for an individual, a fine of $12 000;
14                   (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $60 000.

15   212.       Extension of time for compliance with improvement notice
16      (1)     In this section --
17              compliance period means the period ending on the day stated in
18              an improvement notice by which a person is to comply with the
19              requirements of the notice and includes that period as extended
20              by this section.
21      (2)     This section applies if a person has been issued with an
22              improvement notice.
23      (3)     An authorised officer may, by written notice given to the
24              person, extend the compliance period for the improvement
25              notice.
26      (4)     However, the authorised officer may extend the compliance
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1    213.    Affixing sticker to vehicle
2      (1)   This section applies if an improvement notice is issued in
3            relation to a vehicle, including a notice that includes directions
4            referred to in section 210(3).
5      (2)   An authorised officer may affix, in a conspicuous place on the
6            vehicle, a sticker in a form approved by the CEO indicating that
7            an improvement notice has been issued in relation to the
8            vehicle.
9      (3)   A person must not remove a sticker affixed on a vehicle under
10           subsection (2) until --
11             (a) the improvement notice is complied with; or
12             (b) an authorised officer permits the removal of the sticker.
13           Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.
14     (4)   Subsection (3) does not apply to a person who is repairing the
15           vehicle if --
16             (a) it is reasonably necessary to remove the sticker to rectify
17                   a defect specified in the improvement notice; and
18             (b) the person re-affixes the undamaged sticker to the
19                   vehicle when the defect has been rectified; and
20             (c) the vehicle is not driven on a road until the undamaged
21                   sticker has been re-affixed.

22                  Division 6 -- Controlled operations
23   214.    Term used: controlled operation
24           In this Division --
25           controlled operation means an operation carried out under this
26           Division --
27             (a) to monitor compliance with this Act; or
28             (b) to investigate --
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1                        (ii)   whether there are grounds for suspension or
2                               cancellation of a passenger transport
3                               authorisation because the holder of the
4                               authorisation is not a fit and proper person; or
5                       (iii)   whether there are grounds for suspension or
6                               cancellation of an on-demand booking service
7                               authorisation because a responsible officer of the
8                               provider of the on-demand booking service is not
9                               a fit and proper person.

10   215.       Controlled operations officers
11      (1)     The CEO may authorise a person employed in, or engaged for
12              the purposes of, the Department to be a controlled operations
13              officer for the purpose of a controlled operation.
14      (2)     The identity or purpose of a controlled operations officer may,
15              for the time being, be concealed or misrepresented for the
16              purpose of a controlled operation.

17   216.       Controlled operations
18      (1)     A controlled operation is to be conducted under the direction of
19              an authorised officer using one or more controlled operations
20              officers.
21      (2)     Subject to subsection (3), a controlled operations officer may
22              take any or all of the actions specified in the authorisation given
23              by the CEO in accordance with subsection (4) for the purpose of
24              the controlled operation.
25      (3)     Subsection (2) does not permit the taking of an action that
26              involves inducing or encouraging another person to engage in
27              criminal activity of a kind that the other person could not
28              reasonably have been expected to engage in unless so induced
29              or encouraged.
30      (4)     For the purposes of this section, the CEO may authorise the
31              following actions in relation to any vehicle or vehicles that are
32              authorised as passenger transport vehicles or that are operated or

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1            suspected by the authorised officer or the controlled operations
2            officer of being operated for the purpose of transporting
3            passengers for hire or reward --
4              (a) entry and travel in the vehicle;
5              (b) booking a journey in the vehicle;
6              (c) paying for a journey in the vehicle;
7              (d) any action that is ancillary to an action referred to in
8                    paragraphs (a), (b) and (c).
9      (5)   An authorisation under subsection (4) does not have to identify
10           the passenger transport vehicle or vehicles.
11     (6)   If a controlled operations officer takes any action that is
12           specified in the authorisation given by the CEO for the purpose
13           of the controlled operation, the controlled operations officer, the
14           CEO and the authorised officer directing the operation do not
15           commit an offence and are not liable to an offence committed
16           by another person.
17     (7)   If a controlled operations officer takes any action that is
18           specified in the authorisation given by the CEO for the purpose
19           of the controlled operation, the controlled operations officer's
20           evidence in any proceedings against a person in connection with
21           which the controlled operations officer took the action is not the
22           evidence of an accomplice.

23   217.    Reports of controlled operations
24           The CEO must, when requested to do so, give the Minister a
25           written report containing any particulars of a controlled
26           operation that the Minister requires.




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1                              Division 7 -- Offences
2    218.       Liability of officers of body corporate for offence by body
3       (1)     In this section --
4               officer, in relation to a body corporate, has the meaning given in
5               the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) section 9.
6       (2)     This section applies to --
7                (a) a provision listed in the Table; or
8                (b) a provision of the regulations that is prescribed for the
9                      purposes of this section.
10                                       Table
       s. 27(1)                              s. 28

       s. 56(1)                              s. 57

       s. 58                                 s. 91(1)

       s. 93                                 s. 122(1) and (2)

       s. 123                                s. 151(1)

       s. 174(2) and (3)                     s. 175(2)

       s. 191(2)                             s. 211(1) and (2)

       s. 288

11      (3)     If a body corporate is guilty of an offence to which this section
12              applies, an officer of the body corporate is also guilty of the
13              offence if the officer failed to take all reasonable steps to
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1      (4)   In determining whether things done or omitted to be done by the
2            officer constitute reasonable steps, a court must have regard
3            to --
4              (a) what the officer knew, or ought to have known, about
5                    the commission of the offence by the body corporate;
6                    and
7              (b) whether the officer was in a position to influence the
8                    conduct of the body corporate in relation to the
9                    commission of the offence; and
10             (c) any other relevant matter.

11   219.    Further provisions relating to liability of officers of body
12           corporate
13     (1)   Section 218 does not affect the liability of a body corporate for
14           any offence.
15     (2)   Section 218 does not affect the liability of an officer, or any
16           other person, under Chapters II, LVII, LVIII and LIX of
17           The Criminal Code.
18     (3)   An officer of a body corporate may be charged with, and
19           convicted of, an offence in accordance with section 218 whether
20           or not the body corporate is charged with, or convicted of, the
21           principal offence committed by the body corporate.
22     (4)   If an officer of a body corporate who is charged with an offence
23           in accordance with section 218 claims that the body corporate
24           would have a defence if it were charged with the offence --
25              (a) the onus of proving the defence is on the officer; and
26             (b) the standard of proof required is the standard that would
27                   apply to the body corporate in relation to the defence.
28     (5)   Subsection (4) does not limit any other defence available to the
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1    220.       When prosecution can be commenced
2       (1)     A prosecution of a person for an offence under this Act, other
3               than an offence prescribed under the regulations as an offence to
4               which subsection (2) applies, must be commenced within
5               2 years after the date on which the offence was allegedly
6               committed.
7       (2)     A prosecution of a person for an offence prescribed under the
8               regulations for the purposes of this subsection, must be
9               commenced within 12 months after the date on which the
10              offence was allegedly committed.
11      (3)     This section does not apply to an offence under section 21 or 22.

12                     Division 8 -- Evidentiary provisions
13   221.       Evidentiary certificates: records and authorisation
14      (1)     A certificate may be issued under this section for any of the
15              following purposes --
16                (a) a prosecution for an offence under any written law;
17                (b) any legal proceedings under this Act;
18                (c) to verify the accuracy of information provided to an
19                      interstate passenger transport authority under Part 7.
20      (2)     The CEO may issue a certificate stating that a fact specified in
21              the certificate appears in or is derived from a register or record
22              kept by the CEO under this Act.
23      (3)     The CEO may issue a certificate stating any of the following --
24               (a) that on a specified date or during a specified period a
25                    person was or was not authorised as --
26                       (i) the provider of an on-demand booking service;
27                           or
28                      (ii) the provider of a regular passenger transport
29                           service; or
30                     (iii) a passenger transport driver; or

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1                    (iv) the provider of a passenger transport vehicle;
2             (b)   that on a specified date a specified passenger transport
3                   authorisation was or was not granted, renewed, varied,
4                   suspended or cancelled;
5             (c)   that on a specified date a vehicle was or was not
6                   authorised as a passenger transport vehicle in relation to
7                   a specified category of passenger transport service.
8      (4)   The CEO may issue a certificate stating any of the following --
9             (a) that a person named in the certificate was, at the time or
10                 during the period specified in the certificate, a person
11                 authorised under section 215 to act as a controlled
12                 operations officer;
13            (b) that a person named in the certificate was, at the time or
14                 during the period specified in the certificate, authorised
15                 under section 216(4) to take an action specified in the
16                 certificate.
17     (5)   A certificate purporting to be issued under this section is
18           evidence and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof
19           of any fact stated in the certificate.

20   222.    Evidentiary certificates: specific matters
21     (1)   A certificate may be issued under this section for the following
22           purposes --
23             (a) any legal proceedings under this Act;
24            (b) to verify the accuracy of information provided to an
25                   interstate passenger transport authority under Part 7.
26     (2)   The CEO or a person authorised by the CEO may issue a
27           certificate stating --
28             (a) that on a specified date or during a specified period, a
29                    specified passenger transport authorisation was subject
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1                (b)    that on a specified date or during a specified period, a
2                       specified regular passenger transport authorisation
3                       applied to specified routes or within specified areas; or
4                 (c)   that on a specified date or during a specified period, a
5                       specified passenger transport vehicle authorisation
6                       applied to a specified category of passenger transport
7                       service; or
8                (d)    that on a specified date a person was disqualified from
9                       holding or obtaining an on-demand booking service
10                      authorisation or a passenger transport driver
11                      authorisation for a specified period; or
12                (e)   that a specified exemption granted under this Act did or
13                      did not apply to a specified person or a specified vehicle
14                      at a specified time; or
15                (f)   that a specified requirement imposed under this Act did
16                      or did not apply to a specified person or a specified
17                      vehicle at a specified time; or
18               (g)    that a specified person had or had not notified the CEO
19                      of a change of address; or
20               (h)    that a specified document was or was not lodged, or a
21                      specified fee was or was not paid, by a specified person.
22      (3)     A certificate purporting to be issued under this section is
23              evidence and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof
24              of any fact stated in the certificate.

25   223.       Proof of certain matters not required in legal proceedings
26      (1)     In the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof is not required
27              in any legal proceedings under this Act of the fact that the
28              defendant is, or at any relevant time was, the owner of any
29              vehicle in question or a responsible person (as defined in
30              section 174(1)) for that vehicle.
31      (2)     In the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof is not required
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1               by whom the prosecution was commenced was authorised to
2               commence the prosecution.

3    224.       Proof of appointments and signatures unnecessary
4      (1)      In this section --
5               office holder means --
6                 (a) the CEO; or
7                 (b) a controlled operations officer.
8      (2)      For the purposes of this Act it is not necessary to prove the
9               appointment or authorisation of an office holder.
10     (3)      For the purposes of this Act a signature purporting to be the
11              signature of an office holder or an authorised officer is evidence
12              of the signature it purports to be.

13   Division 9 -- Infringement notices and the Criminal Procedure
14                            Act 2004
15   225.       Infringement notices and the Criminal Procedure Act 2004
16     (1)      If this Act is a prescribed Act for the purposes of the Criminal
17              Procedure Act 2004 Part 2, this section applies in relation to the
18              service of an infringement notice under that Part by an
19              authorised officer in relation to an alleged offence under this
20              Act and the effect of that Part.
21     (2)      The infringement notice must be served within --
22               (a) 21 days after the authorised officer forms the opinion
23                     that there is sufficient evidence to support the allegation
24                     of the offence; and
25               (b) 6 months after the alleged offence is believed to have
26                     been committed.
27     (3)      The Criminal Procedure Act 2004 sections 11 to 13 do not
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1       (4)     The payment of the whole or part of a modified penalty under
2               an infringement notice for an alleged offence under this Act
3               may be taken into account by the CEO as if it were a conviction
4               of the offence in determining whether a person is a fit and
5               proper person --
6                 (a) to be the holder of a passenger transport authorisation;
7                       or
8                 (b) to be a responsible officer of the provider of an
9                       on-demand booking service.
10      (5)     The Criminal Procedure Act 2004 Part 2 is modified to the
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1            Part 9 -- Voluntary buyback and adjustment
2                assistance payment schemes and levy
3                 Division 1 -- Voluntary buyback payment
4    226.      Terms used
5      (1)     In this Division --
6              area restricted plates means taxi plates used or to be used on a
7              taxi operated subject to conditions restricting the operation of
8              the taxi to specified areas;
9              conventional taxi plates means taxi plates used, or to be used,
10             on a taxi except --
11               (a) a taxi operated subject to conditions restricting the
12                     operation of the taxi to specified peak times or areas;
13                     and
14               (b) a multi-purpose taxi;
15             eligible former owner, of taxi plates, means a person who --
16               (a) was the owner, or had an interest in the ownership, of
17                     the taxi plates on or after 1 January 2016; and
18               (b) was not the owner, and did not hold an interest in the
19                     ownership, of the taxi plates on 2 November 2017;
20             eligible owner (buyback), of taxi plates, means a person who --
21               (a) is the owner, or has an interest in the ownership, of the
22                     taxi plates; and
23               (b) was the owner, or had an interest in the ownership, of
24                     the taxi plates on 2 November 2017;
25             floor payment means --
26               (a) in relation to conventional taxi plates -- $100 000; or
27               (b) in relation to MPT plates -- $100 000; or
28               (c) in relation to area restricted plates -- $40 000; or
29               (d) in relation to peak period plates -- $28 000;


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1               GST has the meaning given in the A New Tax System (Goods
2               and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Commonwealth);
3               Hardship Fund means the Hardship Fund established by the
4               Government for the taxi industry in 2016;
5               Hardship Fund payment means a payment from the Hardship
6               Fund;
7               MPT plates means taxi plates used on a multi-purpose taxi;
8               multi-purpose taxi means a taxi that is intended principally for
9               the transport of persons who have a disability and any
10              wheelchairs or other aids required by those persons;
11              net loss, associated with taxi plates, has the meaning given in
12              section 227;
13              outstanding fees means fees prescribed for the purposes of the
14              Taxi Act 1994 section 19(1) or 24 that are payable and have not
15              been paid;
16              peak period plates means taxi plates used, or to be used, on a
17              taxi operated subject to conditions restricting the operation of
18              the taxi to peak times;
19              plate purchase amount, of taxi plates, or an interest in taxi
20              plates, has the meaning given in section 228;
21              taxi means a vehicle that is used for the purpose of standing or
22              plying for hire, or otherwise for the carrying of passengers for
23              reward, but does not include a taxi-car or omnibus licensed
24              under the Transport Co-ordination Act 1966;
25              taxi plates means a set of taxi number plates issued or acquired
26              under the Taxi Act 1994 but does not include taxi plates held
27              under a lease within the meaning of that Act.
28      (2)     In this Division a reference to the purchase or sale of taxi plates
29              includes a reference to the purchase or sale of an interest in taxi
30              plates.
31      (3)     In this Division a reference to the owner of taxi plates includes a
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1      (4)     In this Division a reference to taxi plates does not include taxi
2              plates surrendered under an agreement under the Taxi Act 1994
3              section 30I.

4    227.      Net loss
5      (1)     In this Division, net loss, in relation to conventional taxi plates
6              and MPT plates, means the plate purchase amount of the plates
7              less the sum of the following --
8                (a) $355 multiplied by the number of weeks between the
9                      date of purchase of the plates and 31 December 2015;
10               (b) $225 multiplied by the number of weeks the taxi plates
11                     were owned between 1 January 2016 and
12                     2 November 2017;
13               (c) the amount of any adjustment assistance grant paid in
14                     relation to the taxi plates under the Taxi Act 1994
15                     Part 3A.
16     (2)     In this Division, net loss, in relation to area restricted plates,
17             means the plate purchase amount of the plates less the sum of
18             the following --
19               (a) $142 multiplied by the number of weeks between the
20                     date of purchase of the plates and 31 December 2015;
21               (b) $90 multiplied by the number of weeks the taxi plates
22                     were owned between 1 January 2016 and
23                     2 November 2017;
24               (c) the amount of any adjustment assistance grant paid in
25                     relation to the taxi plates under the Taxi Act 1994
26                     Part 3A.
27     (3)     In this Division, net loss, in relation to peak period plates,
28             means the plate purchase amount of the plates less the sum of
29             the following --
30               (a) $100 multiplied by the number of weeks between the
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1                (b)    $63 multiplied by the number of weeks the taxi plates
2                       were owned between 1 January 2016 and
3                       2 November 2017;
4                 (c)   the amount of any adjustment assistance grant paid in
5                       relation to the taxi plates under the Taxi Act 1994
6                       Part 3A.

7    228.       Plate purchase amount
8       (1)     In this Division, plate purchase amount of taxi plates means --
9                 (a) unless subsection (5) applies, the purchase price paid for
10                      the taxi plates --
11                         (i) by tender under the Taxi Act 1994; or
12                        (ii) on transfer under the Taxi Act 1994; or
13                       (iii) as consideration under an agreement under the
14                              Taxi Act 1994 section 30I;
15                      or
16                (b) if subsection (5) applies, the amount determined under
17                      that subsection.
18      (2)     In this Division, plate purchase amount of an interest of a
19              person in taxi plates means the amount arrived at after --
20                (a) adding together the amount of the original purchase
21                      price of the taxi plates apportioned to that interest and
22                      the purchase price of any additional interest in the taxi
23                      plates the person acquired subsequently; and
24                (b) deducting the transfer price of any part of the interests
25                      referred to in paragraph (a) that the person has
26                      transferred subsequently to another person.
27      (3)     In this section the purchase price of taxi plates or an interest in
28              taxi plates excludes --
29                (a) any duty under the Duties Act 2008 paid in connection
30                       with the transfer of ownership of the taxi plates or the
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1               (b)    any input tax credits the purchaser received or is entitled
2                      to under the A New Tax System (Goods and Services
3                      Tax) Act 1999 (Commonwealth).
4      (4)     Subsection (5) applies if the CEO is satisfied that there is
5              insufficient information available to determine the purchase
6              price paid for taxi plates by tender under the Taxi Act 1994 or
7              on transfer under that Act.
8      (5)     The CEO may determine the plate purchase amount for the taxi
9              plates on the basis of the average value (according to records
10             held by the Department) of plate purchases for the year the taxi
11             plates were purchased.

12   229.      Application for buyback payment
13     (1)     An eligible owner (buyback) of taxi plates may apply for a
14             buyback payment in relation to the taxi plates.
15     (2)     The application must be made to the CEO in the approved form
16             on or before the prescribed day.
17     (3)     If the application is in relation to taxi plates owned by 2 or more
18             eligible owners, the application must be made jointly by the
19             eligible owners.
20     (4)     An applicant must provide any additional information that the
21             CEO may require for the proper consideration of the
22             application.
23     (5)     The CEO may require any information provided with an
24             application to be verified by statutory declaration.

25   230.      Requirement to grant buyback payment
26     (1)     The CEO must, by written notice, grant a buyback payment in
27             relation to taxi plates if --
28               (a) the applicant, or if a joint application, each applicant, is
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1                (b)    no other buyback payment in relation to the taxi plates
2                       has been granted.
3       (2)     Any right of a person to ownership of taxi plates ceases to exist
4               on the grant of the buyback payment in relation to the taxi
5               plates.
6       (3)     If the right of a person to ownership of the taxi plates ceases to
7               exist under this section, no compensation is payable by the State
8               to any other person who has an interest in the taxi plates or the
9               use of the taxi plates because the right of ownership of the taxi
10              plates ceases to exist.

11   231.       Amount of buyback payment: taxi plates purchased on or
12              after 1 January 2016
13      (1)     This section applies to determine a buyback payment in relation
14              to taxi plates purchased on or after 1 January 2016.
15      (2)     Subject to section 233, the buyback payment for the taxi plates
16              is to be determined in accordance with the following formula --
                 BP	 = A − B + C
17               where --
18                     A    is the plate purchase amount for the taxi plates;
19                     B    is any outstanding fees in relation to the taxi plates;
20                     BP   is the buyback payment for the taxi plates;
21                     C    is any Hardship Fund payment paid to an owner of
22                          the taxi plates.

23   232.       Amount of buyback payment: taxi plates purchased before
24              1 January 2016 and held at 2 November 2017
25      (1)     This section applies to determine a buyback payment in relation
26              to taxi plates purchased before 1 January 2016 and held at
27              2 November 2017.



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1      (2)     Subject to section 233, the buyback payment for the taxi plates
2              is to be determined in accordance with the following formula --
                BP	 = A − B + C
3               where --
4                    A    is the greater of the floor payment for the taxi plates
5                         and the net loss associated with the taxi plates;
6                     B   is any outstanding fees in relation to the taxi plates;
7                   BP    is the buyback payment for the taxi plates;
8                     C   is any Hardship Fund payment paid to an owner of
9                         the taxi plates.

10   233.      Provisions relating to determining buyback payments
11     (1)     An amount of Hardship Fund payment is to be deducted under
12             section 231 or 232 only to the extent that the deduction results
13             in the buyback payment being reduced to zero.
14     (2)     If an amount of Hardship Fund payment has already been
15             deducted for a buyback payment or net loss payment for 1 or
16             more other sets of taxi plates of which an applicant for the
17             buyback payment was an eligible owner (buyback) or an
18             eligible former owner, the Hardship Fund payment referred to in
19             section 231(2) or 232(2) is the balance of the Hardship Fund
20             payment remaining after that deduction or those deductions.
21     (3)     If an eligible owner (buyback) of the taxi plates would be liable
22             to pay GST in relation to a buyback payment determined in
23             accordance with section 231(2) or 232(2), the amount of the
24             buyback payment is to be increased by an amount equivalent to
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1       (4)     If a joint application is made for a buyback payment in relation
2               to taxi plates and a Hardship Fund payment was paid to one or
3               more of the applicants, the CEO, in determining the buyback
4               payment under section 231 or 232 --
5                  (a) may apportion the buyback payment among the
6                        applicants according to their respective interests without
7                        deducting any Hardship Fund payment; and
8                 (b) may then deduct any Hardship Fund payment from the
9                        portion of each person who received the payment to
10                       determine the final buyback payment payable to that
11                       person.

12   234.       Payment of buyback payment
13      (1)     The buyback payment in relation to taxi plates is to be paid --
14               (a) to the applicant; or
15               (b) subject to subsection (2), if the application specifies a
16                     person who is to receive the payment on behalf of the
17                     eligible owners of the taxi plates -- to that person.
18      (2)     If, under section 233(4), the eligible owners of taxi plates to
19              which a joint application applies are entitled to different
20              amounts of buyback payment, the relevant portion of the
21              buyback payment is to be made to each applicant separately.

22   235.       Application for net loss payment
23      (1)     An eligible former owner of taxi plates may apply for a net loss
24              payment in relation to the taxi plates.
25      (2)     The application must be made to the CEO in the approved form
26              on or before the prescribed day.
27      (3)     The application may be made jointly by 2 or more eligible
28              former owners of the taxi plates.
29      (4)     An applicant must provide any additional information that the
30              CEO may require for the proper consideration of the
31              application.

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1      (5)     The CEO may require any information provided with an
2              application to be verified by statutory declaration.

3    236.      Requirement to grant net loss payment
4              The CEO must, by notice in writing, grant an application for a
5              net loss payment in relation to taxi plates if --
6                (a) the applicant, or if a joint application, each applicant, is
7                      an eligible former owner of the taxi plates; and
8                (b) no other application for a net loss payment in relation to
9                      the taxi plates has been granted to the eligible former
10                     owner.

11   237.      Amount of net loss payment: taxi plates purchased on or
12             after 1 January 2016 and sold before 2 November 2017
13     (1)     This section applies to determine a net loss payment in relation
14             to taxi plates purchased on or after 1 January 2016 and sold
15             before 2 November 2017.
16     (2)     Subject to section 239, the net loss payment for the taxi plates is
17             to be determined in accordance with the following formula --
                NLP = A − B + C + D
18              where --
19                    A    is the plate purchase amount for the taxi plates;
20                    B    is any outstanding fees in relation to the taxi plates;
21                    C    is any Hardship Fund payment paid to an owner of
22                         the taxi plates;
23                    D    is the amount received for the sale of the taxi plates,
24                         excluding any GST liability incurred in connection
25                         with the sale;
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1    238.       Amount of net loss payment: taxi plates purchased before
2               1 January 2016 and sold on or after 1 January 2016 and
3               before 2 November 2017
4       (1)     This section applies to determine a net loss payment in relation
5               to taxi plates purchased before 1 January 2016 and sold on or
6               after 1 January 2016 and before 2 November 2017.
7       (2)     Subject to section 239, the net loss payment for the taxi plates is
8               to be determined in accordance with the following formula --
                NLP = A − B + C + D
9                where --
10                     A    is the greater of the floor payment for the taxi plates
11                          and the net loss associated with the taxi plates;
12                     B    is any outstanding fees in relation to the taxi plates;
13                     C    is any Hardship Fund payment paid to an owner of
14                          the taxi plates;
15                     D    is the amount received for the sale of the taxi plates,
16                          excluding any GST liability incurred in connection
17                          with the sale;
18                  NLP     is the net loss payment for the taxi plates.

19   239.       Provisions relating to determining net loss payments
20      (1)     An amount of Hardship Fund payment is to be deducted under
21              section 237 or 238 only to the extent that the deduction results
22              in the net loss payment being reduced to zero.
23      (2)     If an amount of Hardship Fund payment has already been
24              deducted for a net loss payment or buyback payment for 1 or
25              more other sets of taxi plates of which an applicant for the net
26              loss payment was an eligible former owner or eligible owner
27              (buyback), the Hardship Fund payment referred to in
28              section 237(2) or 238(2) is the balance of the Hardship Fund
29              payment remaining after that deduction or those deductions.

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1      (3)     If the eligible former owner of taxi plates would be liable to pay
2              GST in relation to a net loss payment determined in accordance
3              with section 237(2) or 238(2) the amount of the net loss
4              payment is to be increased by an amount equivalent to the GST
5              liability relevant to the payment.
6      (4)     If a joint application is made for a net loss payment and a
7              Hardship Fund payment was paid to one or more of the
8              applicants, the CEO, in determining the net loss payment under
9              section 237 or 238 --
10                (a) may apportion the net loss payment among the
11                      applicants according to their respective interests without
12                      deducting any Hardship Fund payment; and
13               (b) may then deduct any Hardship Fund payment from the
14                      portion of each person who received the payment to
15                      determine the final net loss payment payable to that
16                      person.

17   240.      Payment of net loss payment
18     (1)     The net loss payment in relation to taxi plates is to be paid --
19              (a) to the applicant; or
20              (b) subject to subsection (2), if the application specifies a
21                    person who is to receive the payment on behalf of the
22                    eligible former owners of the taxi plates -- to that
23                    person.
24     (2)     If, under section 239(4), the eligible former owners of taxi
25             plates to which a joint application applies are entitled to
26             different amounts of net loss payment, the relevant portion of
27             the net loss payment is to be made to each applicant separately.




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1             Division 2 -- On-demand passenger transport levy
2                           Subdivision 1 -- Preliminary

3    241.       Terms used
4               In this Division --
5               assessment period, in relation to a prescribed class of
6               on-demand booking service or prescribed class of provider of an
7               on-demand booking service, means the period determined by
8               the CEO for that class of service or provider for the purposes of
9               this Division;
10              levy area means the area consisting of --
11                (a) the metropolitan region as defined in the Planning and
12                      Development Act 2005 section 4(1); and
13                (b) the Mandurah local government district; and
14                (c) the Murray local government district;
15              levy fare means a fare calculated in accordance with the
16              regulations for the purposes of the levy;
17              relevant journey means a journey that starts and finishes in the
18              levy area (whether or not a part of the journey is carried out
19              outside the levy area).

20   242.       Meaning of terms
21              The Glossary at the end of the Taxation Administration
22              Act 2003 defines or affects the meaning of some words and
23              expressions used in this Division and also affects the operation
24              of other provisions.

25   243.       Relationship with Taxation Administration Act 2003
26      (1)     The Taxation Administration Act 2003 is to be read with this
27              Division as if they formed a single Act.
28      (2)     The regulations may modify the operation of the Taxation
29              Administration Act 2003 for the purposes of this Division.


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1            Subdivision 2 -- On-demand passenger transport levy

2    244.      Leviable passenger service transactions
3      (1)     The following are leviable passenger service transactions for the
4              purposes of this Division --
5                (a) taking a booking for an on-demand vehicle to be used in
6                      providing an on-demand passenger transport service to a
7                      person (whether the passenger transport service is to be
8                      provided by the provider who takes the booking or
9                      another person) for a relevant journey;
10              (b) prescribed passenger service transactions.
11     (2)     The regulations may provide that passenger service transactions
12             of a specified kind or by a specified kind of booking service
13             provider are not leviable passenger service transactions.
14     (3)     If the provider of an associated booking service takes a booking
15             for an on-demand vehicle to be used in providing an on-demand
16             passenger transport service, the provider of the principal
17             booking service under the association arrangement is, for the
18             purposes of this Division, taken to have taken that booking in
19             place of the provider of the associated booking service.
20     (4)     This section does not apply to a booking for a vehicle that is
21             equipped to seat more than 12 adult persons, including the
22             driver of the vehicle.

23   245.      On-demand passenger transport levy
24     (1)     A levy called the on-demand passenger transport levy is payable
25             in relation to leviable passenger service transactions.
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1    246.       When levy payable
2       (1)     A person who, during any assessment period (the relevant
3               assessment period), was the provider of an on-demand booking
4               service, is liable to pay, on or before the specified day, the levy
5               calculated in accordance with section 245 in relation to each
6               leviable passenger service transaction by the provider that
7               occurred in the relevant assessment period.
8       (2)     In subsection (1) --
9               specified day means --
10                (a) the last day of the following assessment period; or
11                (b) any other day that is specified by the CEO.
12      (3)     A day specified by the CEO under subsection (2) must not be
13              earlier than the day on or before which the return for the
14              relevant assessment period is to be provided under section 250.
15      (4)     For the purposes of this Division, a leviable passenger service
16              transaction (other than a prescribed passenger service
17              transaction) occurs when the on-demand passenger transport
18              service to which the booking relates is completed.
19      (5)     For the purposes of this Division, a prescribed passenger service
20              transaction occurs at the prescribed time.
21      (6)     This Division does not apply in relation to any booking made
22              before this Division comes into operation.
23      (7)     A person who is liable to pay the levy must pay the levy within
24              the time required under subsection (1).
25              Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.

26   247.       Calculation on estimated basis if amount based on actual
27              transactions cannot be determined
28      (1)     If it is not reasonably practicable to determine the whole or part
29              of the amount of levy payable based on actual levy fares or
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1              assessment period, the amount payable may be calculated on an
2              estimated basis in accordance with the regulations.
3      (2)     The CEO is to determine whether or not it is reasonably
4              practicable to determine the whole or part of the amount of levy
5              payable based on actual levy fares or leviable passenger service
6              transactions or both during an assessment period.
7      (3)     The CEO may issue written guidelines for the purposes of
8              subsection (2) for use by persons who may be liable to pay the
9              levy.

10   248.      Passenger service transactions for which levy is not payable
11     (1)     A person is not liable to pay the levy for taking a booking for an
12             on-demand vehicle to be used in providing an on-demand
13             passenger transport service if --
14               (a) the on-demand passenger transport service is not
15                    provided for any reason; or
16               (b) another provider is already liable to pay the levy for
17                    taking a booking to provide the service.
18     (2)     The taking of a booking for an on-demand vehicle to be used in
19             providing an on-demand passenger transport service to transport
20             more than one passenger, or that results in the passengers being
21             transported to different locations, is taken to be one leviable
22             passenger service transaction unless separate fares are charged.

23                        Subdivision 3 -- Miscellaneous

24   249.      Registration of liable persons
25     (1)     A provider of an on-demand booking service who is liable to
26             pay the levy must apply to the CEO in accordance with this
27             section and the regulations to be registered as a taxpayer for the
28             purposes of this Division.
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1       (2)     An application is to be in an approved form.
2       (3)     The CEO may cancel the registration of a person as a taxpayer
3               for the purposes of this Division if the CEO is satisfied that the
4               person is not, or is no longer, liable to pay the levy.

5    250.       Returns
6       (1)     A person who is registered as a taxpayer for the purposes of this
7               Division, or who is required to apply for registration under
8               section 249, must lodge a return in accordance with the
9               regulations with the CEO for each assessment period.
10              Penalty for this subsection: a fine of $5 000.
11      (2)     The return for an assessment period (the relevant assessment
12              period) must be lodged on or before --
13                (a) subject to paragraph (b), the last day of the following
14                      assessment period; or
15                (b) if another day has been specified by the CEO, that other
16                      day.
17      (3)     A day specified by the CEO under subsection (2) must not be
18              less than 1 month after the end of the relevant assessment
19              period.

20   251.       Keeping of records
21              A person who is registered as a taxpayer for the purposes of this
22              Division, or who is required to apply for registration under
23              section 249, must keep --
24                (a) the records that are prescribed for the purposes of this
25                      section; and
26                (b) any other records necessary to enable the CEO to
27                      determine the person's liability to pay the levy.
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1    252.      Information sharing
2      (1)     The CEO may enter into an arrangement with the Commissioner
3              of State Revenue for the purpose of sharing information held by
4              either of them that is relevant to liability for or payment of the
5              levy or is otherwise connected with the levy.
6      (2)     Under an information sharing arrangement, each party to the
7              arrangement is, despite any other provision of this Act or other
8              law of the State, authorised --
9                (a) to request and receive information held by the other
10                     party to the arrangement; and
11               (b) to disclose information to the other party or a person
12                     specified in the arrangement, but only to the extent that
13                     the information is sought or disclosed to assist in the
14                     administration and collection of the levy.
15     (3)     This section does not limit the operation of any law under which
16             the CEO or the Commissioner of State Revenue is authorised or
17             required to disclose information to another person or body.

18   253.      Functions of CEO
19     (1)     The CEO may exercise any functions delegated to the CEO by
20             the Commissioner of State Revenue under the Taxation
21             Administration Act 2003 in relation to this Division.
22     (2)     A function that is delegated to the CEO under the Taxation
23             Administration Act 2003 in relation to this Division is taken
24             while the delegation is in effect --
25              (a) to be a function of the CEO under this Act; and
26              (b) not to be a function of the Commissioner of State
27                     Revenue under the Taxation Administration Act 2003 to
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1       (3)     Nothing in subsection (2)(b) prevents the Commissioner of
2               State Revenue or an investigator under the Taxation
3               Administration Act 2003 from exercising any function under --
4                 (a) Part 8 of that Act in relation to this Division; or
5                 (b) Part 2 of that Act that is required or convenient to be
6                      exercised in relation to the exercise of the functions
7                      under Part 8 of that Act in relation to this Division.
8       (4)     The CEO may delegate any functions delegated to the CEO
9               under the Taxation Administration Act 2003 in relation to this
10              Division to any person to whom the CEO may delegate a
11              function under section 284.
12      (5)     Section 284(2) to (5) apply to a delegation under subsection (4)
13              as if it were a delegation under section 284(1).

14   254.       Powers of authorised officers
15      (1)     For the purpose of determining liability for the levy and other
16              matters related to the payment or collection of the levy, an
17              authorised officer may exercise the functions conferred by
18              Part 8.
19      (2)     For the purpose of subsection (1), Part 8 applies as if a reference
20              in that Part to a purpose specified in that Part were a reference
21              to the purpose referred to in subsection (1).

22   255.       Conditions
23              It is a condition of the authorisation of the provider of an
24              on-demand booking service who is liable to pay the levy that the
25              provider pays the levy in accordance with this Division and the
26              regulations under this Division.

27   256.       Recovery of amounts of fares allocated for levy
28      (1)     A person who is liable to pay the levy may give an on-demand
29              driver or other person who collects amounts paid for fares that
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1              directions as to the collection or payment of any amount of fare
2              allocated for the levy.
3      (2)     A person who is liable to pay the levy may recover any amount
4              allocated for the levy in a fare that relates to a leviable
5              passenger service transaction from the on-demand driver or
6              other person who collects amounts paid for those fares.
7      (3)     The amount referred to in subsection (2) may be recovered in a
8              court of competent jurisdiction as a debt owing to the person
9              liable to pay the levy.
10     (4)     This section applies to the payment or recovery of an amount
11             allocated to the levy in a fare whether the amount of levy
12             payable was calculated on the basis of the actual levy fare or on
13             an estimated basis in accordance with section 247.

14   257.      Cessation of levy
15     (1)     The levy is not payable for any leviable passenger service
16             transaction that occurs on or after the levy repeal day.
17     (2)     The Minister may by notice published in the Gazette specify the
18             levy repeal day.
19     (3)     A notice under this section cannot be amended or revoked after
20             the levy repeal day specified in the notice.

21                Division 3 -- Adjustment assistance grants
22   258.      Terms used
23             In this Division --
24             eligible licensee means a person who --
25               (a) is the holder of a relevant licence; and
26               (b) obtained the relevant licence --
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1                        (ii)  on or after 17 March 2018 if the application
2                              under the Transport (Country Taxi-car)
3                              Regulations 1982 regulation 11(2) for the
4                              transfer of the licence to that person was made
5                              before that day;
6               relevant licence means a licence that --
7                 (a) was issued under the Transport Co-ordination Act 1966
8                      Part IIIB to operate a taxi-car in --
9                         (i) the Mandurah local government district; or
10                       (ii) the Murray local government district;
11                     and
12                (b) is not a temporary taxi-car licence as defined in the
13                     Transport (Country Taxi-car) Regulations 1982
14                     regulation 4 as in force on the day on which this section
15                     comes into operation.

16   259.       Application for adjustment assistance grant
17      (1)     An eligible licensee may apply for an adjustment assistance
18              grant in relation to a relevant licence.
19      (2)     The application must be made to the CEO in the approved form
20              on or before the prescribed day.
21      (3)     If the application is in relation to a relevant licence held by 2 or
22              more eligible licensees, the application must be made jointly by
23              the eligible licensees.
24      (4)     An applicant must provide any additional information that the
25              CEO may require for the proper consideration of the
26              application.
27      (5)     The CEO may require any information provided with an
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1    260.      Requirement to grant adjustment assistance
2              The CEO must, by written notice, grant an application for
3              adjustment assistance in relation to a relevant licence if --
4                (a) the applicant, or if a joint application, each applicant, is
5                     an eligible licensee; and
6                (b) no other application for adjustment assistance in relation
7                     to the licence has been granted.

8    261.      Amount of adjustment assistance grant
9      (1)     The amount of an adjustment assistance grant is $10 000.
10     (2)     An adjustment assistance grant is to be paid to --
11              (a) the applicant; or
12              (b) if the application specifies a person who is to receive the
13                    grant on behalf of the eligible licensees of the licence --
14                    that person.
15     (3)     No more than one adjustment assistance grant may be paid in
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1                      Part 10 -- Review of decisions
2    262.       Term used: Reviewable decisions
3               In this Division --
4               reviewable decision means a decision --
5                 (a) to refuse to grant a passenger transport authorisation
6                       under --
7                          (i) section 31(1)(a), (b) or (c); or
8                         (ii) section 32(1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f); or
9                        (iii) section 96(a) or (b); or
10                       (iv) section 97(1)(b); or
11                        (v) section 127(a) or (b); or
12                       (vi) section 128(2);
13                      or
14                (b) to impose conditions on an authorisation under
15                      section 33(b), 98(1)(b) or 129(b); or
16                (c) to refuse to grant an application under section 34, 99 or
17                      130 for the variation of conditions of an authorisation;
18                      or
19                (d) to vary the conditions of an authorisation under
20                      section 35, 68, 100 or 131 on the CEO's or Minister's
21                      own initiative; or
22                (e) to refuse to grant an application under section 132 to
23                      vary a passenger transport vehicle authorisation to add
24                      or remove a category of passenger transport service; or
25                 (f) to make a suspension order under --
26                         (i) section 42(1)(a), (b), (d) or (e); or
27                        (ii) section 48(4); or
28                       (iii) section 79(1)(a), (c) or (e); or
29                       (iv) section 81(4); or
30                        (v) section 106(1)(a), (b) or (d); or

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1                    (vi) section 107(b); or
2                   (vii) section 109(4); or
3                  (viii) section 139(1)(b) or (d); or
4                    (ix) section 141(4);
5                   or
6             (g) to make a cancellation order under --
7                      (i) section 42(1)(a), (b), (d) or (e); or
8                     (ii) section 79(1)(a), (c) or (e); or
9                    (iii) section 106(1)(a), (b) or (d); or
10                   (iv) section 139(1)(b) or (d);
11                  or
12            (h) to issue an improvement notice under section 209; or
13             (i) that is prescribed for the purposes of this section.

14   263.    Reconsideration of reviewable decisions
15     (1)   A person aggrieved by a reviewable decision may request the
16           decision-maker in writing to reconsider the decision.
17     (2)   A request under subsection (1) must be made within --
18            (a) 28 days after the decision-maker gives the person notice
19                  under this Act of the reviewable decision; or
20            (b) a longer period that is allowed by the decision-maker.
21     (3)   A request for reconsideration must state the decision that the
22           aggrieved person wants the decision-maker to make after
23           reconsideration of the reviewable decision and outline why the
24           decision-maker should make that decision.
25     (4)   Within 28 days after receiving the request, the decision-maker
26           must reconsider the reviewable decision and --
27            (a) confirm the decision; or
28            (b) amend the decision; or
29            (c) set aside the decision and make a new decision.

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1       (5)     The decision-maker must, in writing, inform the person who
2               made the request --
3                (a) of the result of the reconsideration; and
4                (b) if the decision-maker does not make the decision sought
5                      by the person --
6                        (i) of the reasons for the decision made on
7                             reconsidering the reviewable decision; and
8                       (ii) that the person may apply to the State
9                             Administrative Tribunal for a review of the
10                            decision.

11   264.       Application to State Administrative Tribunal for review
12      (1)     A person aggrieved by a reviewable decision, or the decision
13              made by the decision-maker under section 263(4) on
14              reconsidering a reviewable decision, may apply to the State
15              Administrative Tribunal for a review of the decision by which
16              the person is aggrieved.
17      (2)     An application under subsection (1) must be made within
18              28 days after being notified of the decision for which a review is
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1                        Part 11 -- Regulations
2                           Division 1 -- General
3    265.    Regulations
4      (1)   The Governor may make regulations prescribing all matters that
5            are required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed or are
6            necessary or convenient to be prescribed for giving effect to the
7            purposes of this Act.
8      (2)   Without limiting subsection (1), regulations may be made in
9            relation to the following --
10             (a) the matters set out in this Part;
11             (b) the accessibility of passenger transport services to
12                   different classes of passengers;
13             (c) forms for the purposes of this Act;
14             (d) fees and charges payable in relation to any matter under
15                   this Act, including the following --
16                      (i) applications;
17                     (ii) the grant of authorisations (including by way of
18                            renewal);
19                    (iii) the variation of authorisations or conditions of
20                            authorisations;
21                    (iv) the issue or replacement of authorisation
22                            documents and any other documents issued
23                            under this Act;
24                     (v) the provision of information to vary an
25                            authorisation;
26                    (vi) matters relating to the issue or management of
27                            vehicle number plates;
28             (e) conferring functions or discretionary authority on the
29                   CEO;



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1                 (f)   exempting any person, or class of person, or matter from
2                       the requirements of this Act, including imposing
3                       conditions on an exemption;
4                (g)    providing that a contravention of a regulation is an
5                       offence and providing for a penalty not exceeding a fine
6                       of $12 000 for an individual and $40 000 for a body
7                       corporate.

8    266.       Regulations may refer to published documents
9       (1)     In this section --
10              code means a code, standard, rule, specification or other
11              document, published in or outside Australia, that does not by
12              itself have legislative effect in this State;
13              subsidiary legislation includes rules, regulations, instructions,
14              local laws and by-laws.
15      (2)     Regulations may adopt, either wholly or in part or with
16              modifications --
17               (a) any code; or
18               (b) any subsidiary legislation made, determined or issued
19                     under any other Act or under any Act of the
20                     Commonwealth, another State or a Territory.
21      (3)     The adoption may be by --
22               (a) incorporating the code or subsidiary legislation in the
23                     regulations; or
24               (b) incorporating the code or subsidiary legislation by
25                     reference.
26      (4)     If the regulations adopt by reference a code or subsidiary
27              legislation, other than any subsidiary legislation to which the
28              Interpretation Act 1984 section 41 applies --
29                 (a) the code or subsidiary legislation is adopted as existing
30                       or in force when the regulations are made; and



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1             (b)    any amendments made to the code or subsidiary
2                    legislation after the regulations are made have no legal
3                    effect as part of the regulations unless they are
4                    specifically adopted by later regulations or a later
5                    amendment to the regulations.
6      (5)   If regulations adopt by reference any subsidiary legislation to
7            which the Interpretation Act 1984 section 41 applies, the
8            subsidiary legislation is adopted as existing or in force from
9            time to time.
10     (6)   Subsections (4) and (5) do not apply if regulations state that a
11           particular text is adopted.
12     (7)   If regulations adopt by reference a code or subsidiary legislation
13           to which subsection (4) applies, the CEO must --
14              (a) ensure that a copy of the code or subsidiary legislation,
15                   including any amendments made to it from time to time
16                   that have been adopted, is available, without charge, for
17                   public inspection; and
18             (b) if the code or subsidiary legislation, or any part of the
19                   code or subsidiary legislation, is in a language other than
20                   English, ensure that an accurate English translation of
21                   the code or subsidiary legislation, or of the relevant part,
22                   is also available, without charge, for public inspection;
23                   and
24              (c) publish a notice in the Gazette giving details of where
25                   those documents may be inspected or obtained.

26                     Division 2 -- Safety standards
27   267.    Safety standards for providers of on-demand booking
28           services
29     (1)   The regulations may specify safety standards for providers of
30           on-demand booking services.




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1       (2)     Safety standards may be specified in relation to any of the
2               following --
3                 (a) drivers, including the following --
4                          (i) driving authorisation and licensing requirements;
5                         (ii) competence and qualifications;
6                        (iii) driving records and criminal records;
7                        (iv) identification;
8                         (v) fitness and medical requirements;
9                        (vi) reporting of changes in health and other matters
10                             relating to health;
11                (b) on-demand vehicles used or to be used in providing
12                      on-demand passenger transport services, including the
13                      following --
14                         (i) safety of vehicles;
15                        (ii) vehicle authorisation and licensing requirements;
16                       (iii) maintenance and security and other
17                             requirements;
18                (c) insurance;
19                (d) the payment of fares, including the form of payment;
20                (e) reporting of safety incidents and accidents;
21                 (f) records relating to vehicles, drivers and bookings;
22                (g) provision of information to passengers;
23                (h) safety management systems.
24      (3)     Subsection (2) does not limit the matters for which safety
25              standards may be specified.

26   268.       Safety standards for providers of passenger transport
27              services
28      (1)     The regulations may specify safety standards for providers of
29              passenger transport services.



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1      (2)   Safety standards may be specified in relation to any of the
2            following --
3              (a) drivers, including the following --
4                       (i) driving authorisation and licensing requirements;
5                      (ii) competence and qualifications;
6                     (iii) driving records and criminal records;
7                     (iv) identification;
8                      (v) fitness and medical requirements;
9                     (vi) reporting of changes in health and other matters
10                          relating to health;
11             (b) vehicles used or to be used in providing passenger
12                   transport services, including the following --
13                      (i) safety of vehicles;
14                     (ii) vehicle authorisation and licensing requirements;
15                    (iii) maintenance and security and other
16                          requirements;
17             (c) insurance;
18             (d) the payment of fares, including the form of payment;
19             (e) reporting of safety incidents and accidents;
20              (f) records relating to vehicles, drivers and bookings;
21             (g) provision of information to passengers;
22             (h) safety management systems.
23     (3)   Subsection (2) does not limit the matters for which safety
24           standards may be specified.

25   269.    Safety standards for drivers of vehicles used to transport
26           passengers for hire or reward
27     (1)   The regulations may specify safety standards for drivers of
28           vehicles used for the purpose of transporting passengers for hire
29           or reward.



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1       (2)     Safety standards may be specified in relation to any of the
2               following --
3                 (a) drivers, including the following --
4                          (i) driving authorisation and licensing requirements;
5                         (ii) competence and qualifications;
6                        (iii) driving records and criminal records;
7                        (iv) identification;
8                         (v) fitness and medical requirements;
9                        (vi) reporting of changes in health and other matters
10                             relating to health;
11                (b) reporting of safety incidents and accidents;
12                (c) compliance with safety requirements established by
13                      providers of on-demand booking services, providers of
14                      passenger transport services and providers of passenger
15                      transport vehicles;
16                (d) provision of information to providers of on-demand
17                      booking services, providers of passenger transport
18                      services and providers of passenger transport vehicles.
19      (3)     Subsection (2) does not limit the matters for which safety
20              standards may be provided.

21   270.       Safety standards for providers of passenger transport
22              vehicles
23      (1)     The regulations may specify safety standards for providers of
24              passenger transport vehicles.
25      (2)     Safety standards may be specified in relation to any of the
26              following --
27                (a) vehicles used or to be used in providing passenger
28                      transport services, including the following --
29                         (i) safety of vehicles;
30                        (ii) vehicle authorisation and licensing requirements;


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1                    (iii)    maintenance and security and other
2                             requirements;
3             (b)    drivers, including the following --
4                       (i) driving authorisation and licensing requirements;
5                      (ii) competence and qualifications;
6                     (iii) driving records and criminal records;
7                     (iv) identification;
8                      (v) fitness and medical requirements;
9                     (vi) reporting of changes in health and other matters
10                            relating to health;
11            (c)    reporting of changes of ownership or other arrangements
12                   in relation to vehicles or of other matters;
13            (d)    records relating to vehicles;
14            (e)    reporting of safety incidents and accidents;
15             (f)   insurance;
16            (g)    compliance with safety requirements established by
17                   providers of on-demand booking services and providers
18                   of passenger transport services;
19            (h)    provision of information to providers of on-demand
20                   booking services, providers of passenger transport
21                   services and passenger transport drivers.
22     (3)   Subsection (2) does not limit the matters for which safety
23           standards may be specified.

24   271.    Safety standard offences
25     (1)   The regulations may make it an offence for any of the following
26           to contravene a safety standard specified by the regulations --
27             (a) the provider of an on-demand booking service;
28             (b) the provider of a passenger transport service;
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1                (d)   a driver of a vehicle operated for the purpose of
2                      transporting passengers for hire or reward.
3       (2)     The regulations may make it an offence for any of the following
4               to fail to ensure that a safety standard specified in the
5               regulations (whether or not it is specified for that person) is
6               complied with --
7                 (a) the provider of an on-demand booking service;
8                 (b) the provider of a passenger transport service;
9                 (c) the provider of a passenger transport vehicle;
10                (d) a driver of a vehicle operated for the purpose of
11                       transporting passengers for hire or reward.
12      (3)     The same safety standard may be specified for more than 1 class
13              of person.
14      (4)     The regulations may provide a defence of a kind set out in
15              section 24 to an offence referred to in this section.

16              Division 3 -- Passenger transport authorisations
17   272.       Passenger transport authorisations
18      (1)     In this section --
19              document includes --
20                (a) a criminal record check; and
21                (b) a traffic record check; and
22                (c) in the case of a passenger transport driver, an approved
23                       medical report.
24      (2)     The regulations may make provision for the following in
25              relation to passenger transport authorisations --
26                (a) the requirements to be met by applicants for
27                      authorisations, including the following --
28                         (i) the information to be provided in and with an
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1           (ii)   requiring an applicant to provide any document
2                  or information that is relevant to whether the
3                  applicant is a fit and proper person;
4           (iii) in the case of an application for an on-demand
5                  booking service authorisation, the requirements
6                  for responsible officers;
7           (iv) requiring an applicant for an on-demand booking
8                  service authorisation to provide any document or
9                  information that is relevant to whether a
10                 responsible officer of the applicant is a fit and
11                 proper person;
12           (v) requiring an applicant for a passenger transport
13                 driver authorisation to provide any approved
14                 medical reports to the CEO;
15          (vi) in the case of an application for a passenger
16                 transport vehicle authorisation, requirements for
17                 licensing, insurance and roadworthiness of
18                 vehicles;
19   (b)   in the case of an application for a passenger transport
20         vehicle authorisation, enabling applications to be made
21         for authorisations for more than one vehicle;
22   (c)   conferring power on the CEO to conduct any check
23         (including a criminal record check or a traffic record
24         check) into the character and background of a person to
25         determine if --
26            (i) the person is a fit and proper person to hold or to
27                 continue to hold an authorisation; or
28           (ii) in the case of a person nominated as a
29                 responsible officer by an applicant for, or the
30                 holder of, an on-demand booking service
31                 authorisation, the person is a fit and proper
32                 person to be a responsible officer; or
33          (iii) in the case of an applicant for, or the holder of,
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1                              close associate of the person has previously held
2                              an on-demand booking service authorisation or
3                              an equivalent authorisation in another State or a
4                              Territory that has been cancelled or has been
5                              charged with or convicted of a disqualification
6                              offence;
7               (d)    matters that may be considered in determining whether a
8                      person is a fit and proper person to hold an authorisation
9                      or to be a responsible officer;
10              (e)    grant of authorisations, including categories of
11                     authorisations;
12               (f)   conditions of authorisations;
13              (g)    duration of authorisations;
14              (h)    renewal of authorisations including --
15                        (i) requirements to be met by applicants for
16                             renewal; and
17                       (ii) applications for renewal; and
18                      (iii) the information to be provided in and with an
19                             application; and
20                      (iv) requiring an applicant to provide any document
21                             or information that is relevant to whether the
22                             applicant is a fit and proper person to hold an
23                             authorisation; and
24                       (v) grants of renewal;
25              (i)    variation of authorisations or conditions of
26                     authorisations, including requiring an applicant for a
27                     variation to provide any document or information
28                     relevant to whether the variation is appropriate in the
29                     circumstances;
30              (j)    changes to any information provided in connection with
31                     an application for authorisation;
32              (k)    replacement or addition of responsible officers,
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1                    be responsible officers and applications and criteria for
2                    acceptance of replacement or additional responsible
3                    officers;
4              (l)   requiring the holder of a passenger transport
5                    authorisation to provide from time to time any document
6                    or information that is relevant to whether the holder or,
7                    in the case of a provider of an on-demand booking
8                    service, a responsible officer, is a fit and proper person
9                    or whether the conditions of an authorisation are
10                   appropriate;
11            (m)    the issue or replacement of authorisation documents or
12                   any additional documents identifying the holders of
13                   authorisations or the specification of criteria for
14                   identification documents to be held or displayed in
15                   vehicles;
16            (n)    the surrender of authorisations;
17            (o)    requiring a person to surrender any document issued to
18                   the person in relation to an authorisation;
19            (p)    requiring the information to be provided in or in relation
20                   to an application or authorisation to be verified by
21                   statutory declaration.

22   273.    Disqualification offences
23     (1)   The regulations may prescribe disqualification offences for
24           providers of on-demand booking services, responsible officers
25           and close associates of providers of on-demand booking
26           services and passenger transport drivers.
27     (2)   The regulations may prescribe --
28            (a) different disqualification offences for providers of
29                  on-demand booking services, responsible officers and
30                  close associates of providers of on-demand booking
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1                (b)   different disqualification offences for different
2                      categories of on-demand booking services and passenger
3                      transport drivers; and
4                (c)   circumstances in which an offence is or is not a
5                      disqualification offence.

6           Division 4 -- Operation of on-demand booking services
7    274.       On-demand booking services
8               The regulations may make provision in relation to on-demand
9               booking services, including the following --
10                (a) customer complaints handling processes, and the
11                     requirements of those processes;
12               (b) the provision of information to the CEO by the provider
13                     of the service on matters specified in the regulations
14                     including --
15                        (i) reporting to the CEO of safety incidents
16                             involving on-demand vehicles; and
17                       (ii) prescribing classes of conduct of on-demand
18                             drivers to be reported to the CEO, the reporting
19                             process and the information to be provided; and
20                      (iii) reporting to the CEO of drivers and on-demand
21                             vehicles withdrawn from use or engagement by
22                             the service; and
23                      (iv) the required times for the provision of
24                             information;
25                (c) the collection and keeping by the provider of the service
26                     of information (including camera footage and audio
27                     material) specified in the regulations and requiring the
28                     information to be made available to the CEO or an
29                     authorised officer;
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1                (e)   advertising by providers of on-demand booking
2                      services;
3                (f)   association arrangements between providers of
4                      on-demand booking services, including specifying the
5                      authorised on-demand booking service that is the
6                      principal on-demand booking service for an associated
7                      booking service;
8                (g)   regulating the circumstances in which the provider of an
9                      on-demand booking service must or must not facilitate
10                     the transport of animals, including assistance animals, in
11                     on-demand vehicles for which an on-demand booking
12                     service is provided;
13               (h)   regulating the manner in which information is to be
14                     provided.

15          Division 5 -- Operation of passenger transport services
16   275.      Passenger transport services
17             The regulations may make provision in relation to passenger
18             transport services, including the following --
19               (a) customer complaints handling processes, and the
20                    requirements of those processes;
21               (b) the provision of information to the CEO by the provider
22                    of the service on matters specified in the regulations
23                    including --
24                       (i) reporting to the CEO of safety incidents
25                             involving passenger transport vehicles; and
26                      (ii) prescribing classes of conduct of drivers to be
27                             reported to the CEO, the reporting process and
28                             the information to be provided; and
29                     (iii) reporting to the CEO of drivers and vehicles
30                             withdrawn from use or engagement by the
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1                       (iv)   the required times for the provision of
2                              information;
3                (c)   the collection and keeping by the provider of the service
4                      of information (including camera footage and audio
5                      material) specified in the regulations and requiring the
6                      information to be made available to the CEO or an
7                      authorised officer;
8                (d)   insurance requirements for providers of passenger
9                      transport services;
10               (e)   advertising by providers of passenger transport services;
11               (f)   regulating the circumstances in which a provider of a
12                     passenger transport service must or must not facilitate
13                     the transport of animals, including assistance animals, in
14                     vehicles in which a passenger transport service is
15                     provided;
16               (g)   regulating the manner in which information is to be
17                     provided.

18                 Division 6 -- Passenger transport drivers
19   276.       Passenger transport drivers
20              The regulations may make provision in relation to passenger
21              transport drivers, including the following --
22                (a) requirements for the display of identification of
23                     passenger transport drivers and authorisation
24                     information;
25                (b) requirements for a passenger transport driver to produce
26                     the driver's passenger transport driver authorisation or
27                     driver's licence to an authorised officer on request;
28                (c) requirements for a passenger transport driver to report
29                     incidents involving passenger transport vehicles;
30                (d) prohibiting or regulating methods of plying for hire;
31                (e) prohibiting or regulating ways in which a trip or fare
32                     may be procured;

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1             (f)   regulating the conduct and behaviour of passenger
2                   transport drivers in relation to the driving of passenger
3                   transport vehicles, including --
4                      (i) circumstances in which a driver may, or must
5                           not, refuse to accept a passenger or terminate the
6                           provision of a passenger transport service; and
7                     (ii) the conduct and behaviour of a driver towards
8                           passengers; and
9                    (iii) the route that a driver must drive to reach any
10                          destination;
11           (g)    regulating the circumstances in which a driver must or
12                  must not transport animals, including assistance animals,
13                  in passenger transport vehicles;
14           (h)    regulating the transport of goods, including luggage, in
15                  passenger transport vehicles.

16   277.   Safety, security and order
17          The regulations may make provision in relation to the safety,
18          security and good order of passengers and the safety and
19          security of passenger transport drivers, including the
20          following --
21            (a) prohibiting conduct in or on passenger transport vehicles
22                  or on premises used for a passenger transport service;
23            (b) authorising passenger transport drivers and authorised
24                  officers to eject passengers who do not comply with the
25                  regulations.




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1                  Division 7 -- Passenger transport vehicles
2    278.       Passenger transport vehicles
3       (1)     The regulations may make provision for or in relation to
4               passenger transport vehicles including the following --
5                 (a) prohibiting or restricting the use of vehicles as passenger
6                      transport vehicles if they do not meet the required
7                      standards;
8                 (b) requirements for roadworthiness inspections of vehicles;
9                 (c) requirements for maintenance of vehicles;
10                (d) requirements relating to the identification signage and
11                     other signs and notices to be used or displayed in or on
12                     vehicles;
13                (e) number plate requirements, including --
14                        (i) requiring a vehicle to be fitted with number
15                             plates issued under the Road Traffic (Vehicles)
16                             Act 2012; and
17                       (ii) providing for the status or return of taxi plates
18                             issued under the Taxi Act 1994 or number plates
19                             issued under the Transport Co-ordination
20                             Act 1966; and
21                      (iii) empowering authorised officers to seize and take
22                             possession of taxi plates or number plates issued
23                             under the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012, the
24                             Taxi Act 1994 or the Transport Co-ordination
25                             Act 1966; and
26                      (iv) providing for an offence in relation to a failure to
27                             return number plates in accordance with the
28                             regulations;
29                 (f) requirements to be complied with in relation to vehicles,
30                     including --
31                        (i) the provision of fare schedules to passengers;
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1                     (ii)   the standards for installation, maintenance and
2                            operation of, and access to, camera surveillance
3                            equipment and the collection, keeping, sharing
4                            and use of the camera footage and audio material
5                            created; and
6                     (iii) the use of meters and the display of metered
7                            fares; and
8                     (iv) the livery to be displayed on and inside the
9                            vehicles; and
10                     (v) the equipment to be used; and
11                    (vi) accessibility;
12            (g)    specifications and requirements for wheelchair
13                   accessible vehicles, including --
14                      (i) structural requirements; and
15                     (ii) accessibility requirements; and
16                    (iii) vehicle examination requirements; and
17                    (iv) signage requirements; and
18                     (v) equipment requirements; and
19                    (vi) number plate requirements; and
20                   (vii) conditions on use.
21     (2)   For subsection (1)(g) --
22           wheelchair accessible vehicle means an on-demand vehicle that
23           is used or intended to be used for the transport of persons who
24           have a disability and any wheelchairs or other aids required by
25           those persons.

26                   Division 8 -- Fares and subsidies
27   279.    Fares
28           The regulations may regulate fares and charges (including
29           payment surcharges) for or in connection with the use of
30           passenger transport vehicles or on-demand booking services or


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1               for the provision of passenger transport services including the
2               following --
3                 (a) pre-payment, collection, provision of estimates,
4                       publication and display of fares, the requirements for
5                       receipts and the information to be included in receipts;
6                 (b) requirements for fare schedules;
7                 (c) processes for calculating fares for the provision of
8                       on-demand passenger transport services, including the
9                       transparency and availability of those processes;
10                (d) regulating surge pricing and queue jumping for the use
11                      of on-demand vehicles at specified times;
12                (e) regulating charges on transactions involving payment of
13                      a fare or part of a fare by way of a subsidy.

14   280.       Subsidies
15              The regulations may --
16               (a) provide for the payment of grants and subsidies for the
17                     use of passenger transport vehicles in specified
18                     circumstances including --
19                        (i) the persons (including members of the public) to
20                             or for whom subsidies are payable; and
21                       (ii) when subsidies must be accepted as payment or
22                             part payment of fares; and
23                      (iii) what form subsidies may be in; and
24                      (iv) prohibiting the improper or fraudulent use of
25                             subsidies; and
26                       (v) imposing penalties for the improper or fraudulent
27                             use of subsidies; and
28                      (vi) the recovery of subsidies by the CEO in a court
29                             of competent jurisdiction as a debt due to the
30                             Crown;
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1             (b)   impose duties on the provider of an on-demand booking
2                   service or regular passenger transport service or a
3                   passenger transport driver to --
4                      (i) facilitate the payment or part payment of fares by
5                           the provision of a subsidy or by a person who is
6                           eligible for a subsidy for the fare; and
7                     (ii) keep the required records in relation to subsidies;
8                           and
9                    (iii) report to the CEO on specified matters relating to
10                          subsidies; and
11                   (iv) take the required steps to prevent the improper or
12                          fraudulent use of subsidies.

13          Division 9 -- On-demand passenger transport levy
14   281.    On-demand passenger transport levy
15           The regulations may make provision in relation to the
16           on-demand passenger transport levy, including the following --
17             (a) the provision of information by providers of on-demand
18                  booking services, providers of on-demand passenger
19                  transport services, providers of on-demand vehicles and
20                  drivers of on-demand vehicles for the purpose of
21                  determining the levy payable by an on-demand booking
22                  service;
23            (b) assessments and reassessments of liability for the levy;
24             (c) the manner in which amounts are allocated for the levy
25                  in fares that relate to leviable passenger service
26                  transactions and how those amounts are dealt with;
27            (d) rebates of levy;
28             (e) the manner of lodging a return under section 250 or
29                  making a payment of the levy including the lodging of a
30                  return or the payment of the levy by electronic means.




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1                          Part 12 -- Miscellaneous
2                       Division 1 -- Giving of documents
3    282.       Giving of documents generally
4       (1)     A document required or authorised under this Act to be given to
5               a person may be given to the person by --
6                 (a) giving it to the person personally; or
7                 (b) sending it by prepaid post (including document
8                      exchange) addressed to the person --
9                         (i) to the address provided by the person for the
10                             giving or service of documents; or
11                       (ii) if no address is specified by the person to the
12                             CEO, to the last known address of the person;
13                     or
14                (c) leaving it at the person's usual or last known place of
15                     residence or business; or
16                (d) emailing it to an email address or faxing it to a fax
17                     number --
18                        (i) provided by the person for the giving or service
19                             of documents; or
20                       (ii) if no email address or fax number is provided as
21                             referred to in subparagraph (i), to the email
22                             address or fax number appearing on recent
23                             correspondence addressed by or on behalf of the
24                             person to the CEO, or otherwise notified to the
25                             CEO or published by the person;
26                     or
27                (e) communicating it in some other way agreed with the
28                     person; or
29                 (f) in the case of a corporation or of an association of
30                     persons (whether incorporated or not), by delivering or
31                     leaving the document or posting it as a letter, addressed

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1                    in each case to the corporation or association, at its
2                    principal place of business or principal office in the
3                    State.
4      (2)   A document required to be given by the CEO to a partnership is
5            taken to have been given to all members of the partnership if it
6            is given to any member of the partnership in accordance with
7            subsection (1).
8      (3)   A document required to be given by the CEO to the provider of
9            an on-demand booking service is taken to have been given to
10           the provider if it is given to a responsible officer of the provider
11           of the booking service in accordance with subsection (1).
12     (4)   The use of a particular method for giving a document to a
13           particular person does not prevent the giving of other documents
14           to the same person in a different way.
15     (5)   This section does not apply to a document to which the Taxation
16           Administration Act 2003 section 117 applies.

17   283.    Time when document given
18     (1)   In the absence of proof to the contrary, a document that is
19           emailed or faxed to a person in accordance with
20           section 282(1)(d) or delivered to or left for a person in
21           accordance with section 282(1)(f) is taken to be given on the
22           next business day after the document was emailed or faxed or
23           delivered or left.
24     (2)   In the absence of proof to the contrary, a document that is sent
25           by prepaid post --
26             (a) to an address within Australia, is taken to be given at the
27                   time the document would have been delivered in the
28                   ordinary course of the post; or
29             (b) to an address outside Australia, is taken to be given on
30                   the day that is 11 business days after the document was
31                   posted.



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1                              Division 2 -- General
2    284.       Delegation
3       (1)     The CEO may delegate any power or duty of the CEO under
4               another provision of this Act to --
5                 (a) a person employed in, or engaged for the purposes of,
6                      the Department; or
7                 (b) a person in a class of person approved by the Minister.
8       (2)     The delegation must be in writing signed by the CEO.
9       (3)     A person to whom a power or duty is delegated under this
10              section cannot delegate that power or duty.
11      (4)     A person exercising or performing a power or duty that has been
12              delegated to the person under this section is to be taken to do so
13              in accordance with the terms of the delegation unless the
14              contrary is shown.
15      (5)     Nothing in this section limits the ability of the CEO to perform
16              a function through an officer or agent.

17   285.       CEO may enter into agreements for performance of
18              functions
19      (1)     The CEO may enter into an agreement providing for the CEO's
20              functions under this Act that are described in the agreement to
21              be performed on behalf of the CEO.
22      (2)     The CEO's functions include any functions delegated to the
23              CEO under the Taxation Administration Act 2003.
24      (3)     The agreement may be with the Commissioner of Police, a local
25              government, or any other person or body, whether or not the
26              person or body has itself functions of a public nature.
27      (4)     A function described in the agreement may be performed --
28               (a) in accordance with the agreement; and
29               (b) on and subject to the terms of the agreement.

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1      (5)   If the performance of a function is dependent on the opinion,
2            belief or state of mind of the CEO it may be performed under
3            the agreement on the opinion, belief or state of mind of the
4            person or body with whom the agreement is made or another
5            person provided for in the agreement.
6      (6)   For the purposes of this Act or any other written law, an act or
7            thing done by, to, by reference to, or in relation to a person or
8            body in connection with the performance by that person or body
9            under the agreement of a function of the CEO is as effectual as
10           if it had been done by, to, by reference to, or in relation to, the
11           CEO.

12   286.    Protection from personal liability
13     (1)   An action in tort does not lie against a person for anything that
14           the person has done, in good faith, in the performance or
15           purported performance of a function under this Act.
16     (2)   The Minister and the State are also relieved of any liability that
17           either of them might otherwise have had for another person
18           having done anything as described in subsection (1).
19     (3)   The protection given by this section applies even though the
20           thing done as described in subsection (1) may have been
21           capable of being done whether or not this Act had been enacted.
22     (4)   In this section, a reference to the doing of anything includes a
23           reference to an omission to do anything.
24     (5)   To avoid doubt, subsection (1) applies to a function performed
25           pursuant to an agreement referred to in section 285.

26   287.    Protection of people testing or examining or giving certain
27           information
28     (1)   The protection given by this section is in addition to any
29           protection given by section 286.
30     (2)   Proceedings for an offence are not to be brought against a
31           person for giving or reporting to the CEO, in good faith, an

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1               opinion formed as a result of having administered a test for the
2               purposes of this Act.
3       (3)     An action in tort does not lie against a person, and proceedings
4               for an offence are not to be brought against a person, for giving
5               or reporting to the CEO, in good faith, information that
6               discloses or suggests that --
7                 (a) another person may not be a fit and proper person to
8                       hold a passenger transport authorisation; or
9                 (b) it may be dangerous to --
10                         (i) grant a passenger transport authorisation to
11                              another person; or
12                        (ii) allow another person to hold a passenger
13                              transport authorisation; or
14                       (iii) vary, or not to vary, the conditions of a passenger
15                              transport authorisation.

16   288.       False or misleading information
17              A person commits an offence if the person provides information
18              that the person knows to be false or misleading in a material
19              particular to the CEO under this Act or to any other person
20              performing a function under this Act.
21              Penalty: a fine of $5 000.

22   289.       Compensation not payable
23      (1)     Compensation is not payable by or on behalf of the State
24              because of --
25                (a) the variation, suspension or cancellation of an
26                     authorisation under this Act; or
27                (b) any statement or conduct relating to the variation,
28                     suspension or cancellation of an authorisation under this
29                     Act; or
30                (c) the removal by this Act of any right of a person under
31                     the Taxi Act 1994, the Transport Co-ordination


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1                    Act 1966 or the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive)
2                    Act 2008.
3      (2)   In subsection (1) --
4            authorisation means a passenger transport authorisation;
5            compensation includes damages or any other form of monetary
6            consideration;
7            conduct includes any act or omission;
8            statement includes a representation of any kind.

9    290.    Exemptions
10     (1)   The Minister may by order published in the Gazette grant
11           exemptions from the provisions of Parts 4 and 6.
12     (2)   An order made under subsection (1) may be amended or
13           revoked by the Minister by order published in the Gazette.
14     (3)   The Interpretation Act 1984 section 43(7), (8) and (9) applies to
15           an order made under this section as though the order were
16           subsidiary legislation.

17                       Division 3 -- Review of Act
18   291.    Review of Act
19     (1)   The Minister must carry out a review of the operation and
20           effectiveness of this Act as soon as practicable after the 5th
21           anniversary of the day on which this section comes into
22           operation.
23     (2)   In carrying out the review, the Minister is to have regard to --
24             (a) the attainment of the objects of this Act; and
25             (b) the administration of this Act; and
26             (c) the effectiveness of the operation of the Department in
27                   relation to this Act; and
28             (d) any other matters that appear to the Minister to be
29                   relevant.

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1      (3)     The Minister must prepare a report based on the review and, as
2              soon as practicable after its preparation, cause the report to be
3              laid before each House of Parliament.




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1                 Part 13 -- Transitional provisions
2    292.    Terms used
3            In this Part --
4            'F' or 'T' endorsed driver's licence means a driver's licence
5            that is endorsed with an extension F or T in accordance with
6            regulations made under the Road Traffic (Authorisation to
7            Drive) Act 2008;
8            on-demand rank or hail vehicle authorisation means a
9            passenger transport vehicle authorisation that authorises the
10           operation of the vehicle for use in providing an on-demand rank
11           or hail passenger transport service.

12   293.    Disclosure of information about drivers and vehicles
13     (1)   In this section --
14           disclose includes to provide, to release and to give access to.
15     (2)   The CEO may disclose the following information about an 'F'
16           or 'T' endorsed driver's licence to providers of on-demand
17           booking services, passenger transport services and passenger
18           transport vehicles in accordance with the regulations --
19             (a) whether the 'F' or 'T' endorsed driver's licence is in
20                   force under the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive)
21                   Act 2008; and
22             (b) whether the 'F' or 'T' endorsement is in force under the
23                   Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008.
24     (3)   The CEO may disclose information about a passenger transport
25           vehicle on the Department's website or to any member of the
26           public or any other person including --
27             (a) the number plate of the vehicle;
28             (b) whether or not a vehicle licence is in force in relation to
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1                 (c)   whether or not an omnibus licence is in force in relation
2                       to the vehicle under the Transport Co-ordination
3                       Act 1966;
4                (d)    whether or not a country taxi-car licence is in force in
5                       relation to the vehicle under the Transport
6                       Co-ordination Act 1966 and the district in which the
7                       licence permits the operation of the vehicle;
8                 (e)   whether or not the vehicle is authorised to operate as a
9                       taxi under the Taxi Act 1994 and whether that operation
10                      is subject to conditions restricting the operation of the
11                      taxi to specified times or areas.

12   294.       'F' or 'T' endorsed driver's licences
13      (1)     In this section --
14              commencement day means the day on which Part 5 comes into
15              operation.
16      (2)     A person who holds an 'F' or 'T' endorsed driver's licence
17              under the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 may
18              on and from commencement day drive a vehicle for the purpose
19              of transporting passengers for hire or reward without a
20              passenger transport driver authorisation until the earlier of the
21              following to occur --
22                (a) the grant of a passenger transport driver authorisation to
23                      the person;
24                (b) the end of the prescribed transition period for the
25                      licence.
26      (3)     Subsection (2) does not apply to a driver's licence while the
27              driver's licence or the 'F' or 'T' endorsement of the driver's
28              licence is not in force.
29      (4)     The Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 as in force
30              immediately before commencement day to the extent that it
31              relates to 'F' and 'T' endorsed driver's licences continues to
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1            the prescribed transition period for the licence despite the
2            amendment of that Act by this Act.

3    295.    Owned taxi plates
4      (1)   In this section --
5            commencement day means the day on which Part 6 comes into
6            operation;
7            owned taxi plates means taxi plates owned by an eligible owner
8            (buyback) as defined in section 226(1);
9            owner, in relation to a vehicle, has the same meaning as it has in
10           the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008 section 5 as if this
11           Part were a road law referred to in that section;
12           relevant vehicle means a vehicle that immediately before
13           commencement day --
14             (a) was operated under owned taxi plates; or
15             (b) would have been operated under owned taxi plates if a
16                    grant of a buyback payment had not been made under
17                    Part 9 Division 1 before commencement day;
18           taxi plates has the same meaning as it has in Part 9 Division 1.
19     (2)   A person who immediately before commencement day is the
20           owner of a relevant vehicle, or has the written consent of the
21           owner of a relevant vehicle to operate the vehicle, is taken on
22           and from commencement day until the prescribed day to be the
23           holder of an on-demand rank or hail vehicle authorisation for
24           the vehicle.
25     (3)   A person who is the eligible owner (buyback) of taxi plates
26           immediately before commencement day for which no grant of a
27           buyback payment has been made under Part 9 Division 1 before
28           commencement day and to whom subsection (2) does not apply
29           is taken on and from commencement day until the prescribed
30           day to be the holder of an on-demand rank or hail vehicle
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1       (4)     For the purposes of subsection (3), a nominated vehicle is a
2               vehicle nominated to the CEO before commencement day by
3               the owner of the taxi plates that complies with the prescribed
4               requirements.
5       (5)     An on-demand rank or hail vehicle authorisation referred to in
6               this section may be suspended or cancelled under Part 6
7               Division 4.

8    296.       Leased taxi plates
9       (1)     In this section --
10              commencement day means the day on which Part 6 comes into
11              operation;
12              lessee has the meaning given in the Taxi Act 1994 section 3(1);
13              relevant date means the first of the following to occur --
14                (a) the prescribed date;
15                (b) the first anniversary after commencement day of the last
16                       date for payment of the annual fee for taxi plates under
17                       the Taxi Act 1994 that occurred before commencement
18                       day.
19      (2)     A person who is the lessee of taxi plates for a taxi under the
20              Taxi Act 1994 immediately before commencement day is taken
21              on and from commencement day until the relevant date to be the
22              holder of an on-demand rank or hail vehicle authorisation for a
23              nominated vehicle.
24      (3)     For the purposes of subsection (2), a nominated vehicle is --
25               (a) the taxi referred to in subsection (2); or
26               (b) a vehicle nominated to the CEO by the lessee of the taxi
27                      plates that complies with the requirements of the
28                      regulations.
29      (4)     An on-demand rank or hail vehicle authorisation referred to in
30              subsection (2) may be suspended or cancelled under Part 6
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1    297.    Licensed taxi-cars
2      (1)   In this section --
3            commencement day means the day on which Part 6 comes into
4            operation.
5      (2)   Subject to subsection (3), a person who is the holder of a
6            taxi-car licence under the Transport Co-ordination Act 1966
7            Part IIIB immediately before commencement day is taken on
8            and from commencement day to be the holder of an on-demand
9            rank or hail vehicle authorisation for the vehicle for the
10           remainder of the term for which the licence was issued.
11     (3)   If a taxi-car licence under the Transport Co-ordination Act 1966
12           Part IIIB was suspended immediately before commencement
13           day, the holder of the taxi-car licence is not to be taken to be the
14           holder of an on-demand rank or hail vehicle authorisation for
15           the vehicle --
16              (a) during the remaining period for which the licence was
17                    suspended; or
18             (b) if the remainder of the term for which the licence was
19                    issued expires during the period referred to in
20                    paragraph (a).
21     (4)   An on-demand rank or hail vehicle authorisation referred to in
22           subsection (2) may be suspended or cancelled under Part 6
23           Division 4.

24   298.    Licensed omnibuses
25     (1)   In this section --
26           commencement day means the day on which Part 6 comes into
27           operation.
28     (2)   A person who is the holder of a licence under the Transport
29           Co-ordination Act 1966 Part III Division 2 for an omnibus
30           immediately before commencement day that prohibits the use of
31           the vehicle to provide a regular passenger transport service is
32           taken on and from commencement day to be the holder of a

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1               passenger transport vehicle authorisation that authorises the
2               operation of a vehicle for use in providing an on-demand charter
3               passenger transport service or a tourism passenger transport
4               service for the remainder of the term for which the licence was
5               issued.
6       (3)     A person who is the holder of a licence under the Transport
7               Co-ordination Act 1966 Part III Division 2 for an omnibus
8               immediately before commencement day that does not prohibit
9               the use of the vehicle to provide a regular passenger transport
10              service is taken on and from commencement day to be the
11              holder of a passenger transport vehicle authorisation that
12              authorises the operation of a vehicle for use in providing a
13              regular passenger transport service, an on-demand charter
14              passenger vehicle service or a tourism passenger transport
15              service for the remainder of the term for which the licence was
16              issued.
17      (4)     Despite subsection (2) or (3), if a licence for an omnibus under
18              the Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 Part III Division 2 was
19              suspended immediately before commencement day, the holder
20              of the licence is not to be taken to be the holder of a passenger
21              transport vehicle authorisation for the vehicle --
22                (a) during the remaining period for which the licence was
23                       suspended; or
24                (b) if the remainder of the term for which the licence was
25                       issued expires during the period referred to in
26                       paragraph (a).
27      (5)     An authorisation referred to in subsection (2) or (3) may be
28              suspended or cancelled under Part 6 Division 4.

29   299.       Taxi Industry Development Account abolished
30      (1)     In this section --
31              commencement day means the day on which section 303 comes
32              into operation.



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1      (2)   On commencement day --
2             (a) the Taxi Industry Development Account established
3                  under the Taxi Act 1994 is abolished; and
4             (b) all money standing to the credit of that Account is to be
5                  credited to the Consolidated Account.

6    300.    Bond provisions to continue to apply
7      (1)   In this section --
8            commencement day means the day on which section 303 comes
9            into operation.
10     (2)   Despite the repeal of the Taxi Act 1994, section 36 of that Act
11           and the regulations applying for the purposes of that section
12           continue to apply on and after commencement day in relation to
13           any bond paid to an operator under that section before
14           commencement day until the bond, or the relevant amount of
15           bond, and interest are paid to the driver in accordance with
16           section 36(8) of that Act.

17   301.    Transitional regulations
18           The regulations may contain provisions that are necessary or
19           convenient for dealing with matters concerning the transition
20           from the provisions of any written law applying before the
21           coming into operation of specified provisions of this Act,
22           including regulations made under this Act, applying after the
23           commencement of those provisions.




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1      Part 14 -- Repeals and consequential amendments
2                              Division 1 -- Repeals
3    302.       Taxi Act 1994 Part 3 Division 2 deleted
4               The Taxi Act 1994 Part 3 Division 2 is deleted.

5    303.       Taxi Act 1994 repealed
6               The Taxi Act 1994 is repealed.

7    304.       Taxi Drivers Licensing Act 2014 repealed
8               The Taxi Drivers Licensing Act 2014 is repealed.

9                   Division 2 -- Consequential amendments

10     Subdivision 1 -- Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899 amended

11   305.       Act amended
12              This Subdivision amends the Constitution Acts Amendment
13              Act 1899.

14   306.       Schedule V Part 3 amended
15              In Schedule V Part 3 delete the item relating to the Taxi
16              Industry Board.

17                 Subdivision 2 -- The Criminal Code amended

18   307.       Act amended
19              This Subdivision amends The Criminal Code.




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1    308.   Section 297 amended
2           Delete section 297(4)(c)(iii) and insert:
3

4                         (iii)   a passenger transport vehicle as defined
5                                 in the Transport (Road Passenger
6                                 Services) Act 2018 section 4(1);
7


8    309.   Section 318 amended
9           Delete section 318(1)(g)(iii) and insert:
10

11                        (iii)   a passenger transport vehicle as defined
12                                in the Transport (Road Passenger
13                                Services) Act 2018 section 4(1);
14


15            Subdivision 3 -- Road Traffic Act 1974 amended

16   310.   Act amended
17          This Subdivision amends the Road Traffic Act 1974.

18   311.   Section 64A amended
19          In section 64A(5):
20            (a) in paragraph (a) delete "carried for hire or reward; or"
21                  and insert:
22

23                  transported for hire or reward as defined in the
24                  Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018
25                  section 11 (except subsection (2)); or
26

27           (b)    delete paragraph (b);




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1                 (c)    delete paragraph (c) and insert:
2

3                        (c)    if, at the relevant time, the vehicle is
4                               transporting passengers for hire or reward as
5                               defined in the Transport (Road Passenger
6                               Services) Act 2018 section 11 (except
7                               subsection (2)); or
8


9    312.       Section 79D amended
10      (1)     In section 79D(1) delete the definitions of:
11              taxi
12              taxi operator
13      (2)     In section 79D(1) insert in alphabetical order:
14

15                      passenger transport vehicle means a passenger
16                      transport vehicle for which a passenger transport
17                      vehicle authorisation has been issued under the
18                      Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018
19                      whether or not, at the relevant time, the vehicle is
20                      standing or plying for hire or transporting passengers
21                      for reward;
22                      provider of a passenger transport vehicle has the
23                      meaning given in the Transport (Road Passenger
24                      Services) Act 2018 section 4(1);
25

26      (3)     Delete section 79D(2)(h) and (i) and insert:
27

28                       (h)    a senior police officer is satisfied that, at the
29                              time the offence for which the vehicle was
30                              impounded was committed --
31                                (i) the vehicle was a passenger transport
32                                     vehicle; and


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1             (ii)    the person who allegedly committed the
2                     offence (the alleged offender) was
3                     driving the passenger transport vehicle
4                     under an agreement between the alleged
5                     offender and the provider of the
6                     passenger transport vehicle, or an agent
7                     of the provider, under which the alleged
8                     offender pays the provider or agent in
9                     order to be allowed to drive the
10                    passenger transport vehicle for reward;
11                    and
12            (iii)   the provider of the passenger transport
13                    vehicle or agent who entered into the
14                    agreement with the alleged offender had
15                    complied with subsection (5); and
16            (iv)    the alleged offender was not a
17                    responsible person for the vehicle;
18           or
19   (i)     a senior police officer is satisfied that, at the
20           time the offence for which the vehicle was
21           impounded was committed --
22              (i) the vehicle was a passenger transport
23                  vehicle; and
24             (ii) the person who allegedly committed the
25                  offence (the alleged offender) was an
26                  employee or contractor of the provider
27                  of the passenger transport vehicle; and
28            (iii) the alleged offender was driving the
29                  vehicle with the consent of the provider
30                  of the vehicle; and
31            (iv) the person who consented to the alleged
32                  offender driving the vehicle had
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1                              (v)    the alleged offender was not a
2                                     responsible person for the vehicle;
3                             or
4

5       (4)     In section 79D(4) delete "(2)(g)(iv) and (i)(iv)," and insert:
6

7               (2)(g)(iv),
8

9       (5)     Delete section 79D(5) and insert:
10

11              (5)   For the purposes of subsection (2)(h)(iii), a provider of
12                    a passenger transport vehicle or agent who enters into
13                    an agreement with a driver of a passenger transport
14                    vehicle must --
15                      (a) ensure the driver holds a current passenger
16                            transport driver authorisation under the
17                            Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018;
18                            and
19                      (b) ensure the driver has been instructed to obey
20                            the law when driving the vehicle.
21            (5A)    For the purposes of subsection (2)(i)(iv), a provider of
22                    a passenger transport vehicle or agent who consents to
23                    an employee or contractor driving the vehicle must --
24                      (a) ensure the driver holds a current passenger
25                            transport driver authorisation under the
26                            Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018;
27                            and
28                      (b) ensure the driver has been instructed to obey
29                            the law when driving the vehicle.
30




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1      Subdivision 4 -- Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008 amended

2    313.    Act amended
3            This Subdivision amends the Road Traffic (Administration)
4            Act 2008.

5    314.    Section 12 amended
6            In section 12(5) delete "road law" and insert:
7

8            road law, the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018
9            Part 7
10


11   315.    Section 14 amended
12           In section 14(3) delete the Penalty and insert:
13

14                 Penalty for this subsection: imprisonment for
15                    12 months or a fine of 240 PU.
16


17   316.    Section 15 amended
18           In section 15(3) delete the Penalty and insert:
19

20                 Penalty for this subsection: imprisonment for
21                    12 months or a fine of 240 PU.
22




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1    317.       Section 110 amended
2               After section 110(1) insert:
3

4           (1A)      In subsection (1) --
5                     road law includes the Transport (Road Passenger
6                     Services) Act 2018.
7


8    318.       Section 143A amended
9               In section 143A(1) delete the Penalty and insert:
10

11                    Penalty for this subsection: imprisonment for
12                       12 months or a fine of 240 PU.
13


14      Subdivision 5 -- Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008
15                               amended

16   319.       Act amended
17              This Subdivision amends the Road Traffic (Authorisation to
18              Drive) Act 2008.

19   320.       Section 9 amended
20              After section 9(7) insert:
21

22              (8)   Subsection (7) does not apply to a person who
23                    reproduces a photograph provided under this section
24                    for the purposes of the Transport (Road Passenger
25                    Services) Act 2018 Part 7.
26




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1    321.      Section 11B amended
2              In section 11B insert in alphabetical order:
3

4                    CEO (road passenger services) means the CEO as
5                    defined in the Transport (Road Passenger Services)
6                    Act 2018 section 4(1);
7


8    322.      Section 11E inserted
9              At the end of Part 2 Division 3A insert:
10


11          11E.     Disclosure to CEO (road passenger services)
12                   The CEO may disclose photographs to the CEO (road
13                   passenger services) for the purposes of the performance
14                   of the functions of the CEO (road passenger services)
15                   under the Transport (Road Passenger Services)
16                   Act 2018.
17


18          Subdivision 6 -- Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 amended

19   323.      Act amended
20             This Subdivision amends the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012.

21   324.      Section 21 amended
22             In section 21(c) delete "1966." and insert:
23

24             1966 or the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018.
25




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1    325.       Section 131 amended
2               Delete section 131(2) and insert:
3

4               (2)   For the purposes of subsection (1) a carriage of
5                     passengers is under a motor vehicle pooling
6                     arrangement if --
7                       (a) the motor vehicle is provided by the driver; and
8                       (b) the driver would be undertaking the relevant
9                             journey in any event; and
10                      (c) the carriage is not the result of plying or touting
11                            for hire by the driver or another person; and
12                      (d) the maximum number of persons in the motor
13                            vehicle, including the driver, is 9; and
14                      (e) a payment by a passenger is limited to making a
15                            contribution to the costs incurred in making the
16                            journey and does not involve profit for the
17                            driver or any other person.
18


19     Subdivision 7 -- State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004 amended

20   326.       Act amended
21              This Subdivision amends the State Administrative Tribunal
22              Act 2004.

23   327.       Schedule 1 amended
24      (1)     In Schedule 1 delete:
25              Taxi Act 1994
26      (2)     In Schedule 1 insert in alphabetical order:
27

28              Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018
29



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1           Subdivision 8 -- Taxation Administration Act 2003 amended

2    328.      Act amended
3              This Subdivision amends the Taxation Administration Act 2003.

4    329.      Section 3 amended
5              After section 3(1)(j) insert --
6

7                    (jaa)     the Transport (Road Passenger Services)
8                              Act 2018 Part 9 Division 2;
9


10                   Subdivision 9 -- Taxi Act 1994 amended

11   330.      Act amended
12             This Subdivision amends the Taxi Act 1994.

13   331.      Section 3 amended
14     (1)     In section 3(1) delete the definitions of:
15             registration
16             taxi dispatch service
17     (2)     In section 3(1) insert in alphabetical order:
18

19                   taxi dispatch service means an on-demand booking
20                   service as defined in the Transport (Road Passenger
21                   Services) Act 2018 section 10;
22

23     (3)     In section 3(3):
24               (a) in paragraph (a) delete "or an application for
25                     registration";




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1                (b)    after paragraph (b) insert:
2

3                      (ba)   a reference to the provider of a taxi dispatch
4                             service is a reference to the provider of an
5                             on-demand booking service as defined in the
6                             Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018
7                             section 10; and
8


9    332.       Section 33 amended
10              Delete section 33(c).

11   333.       Section 37 amended
12              In section 37(1):
13                (a) in paragraph (b) delete "section 24; or" and insert:
14

15                      section 24,
16

17               (b)    delete paragraph (c);
18               (c)    in paragraph (e) delete "transferee; or" and insert:
19

20                      transferee,
21

22               (d)    delete paragraph (f);
23               (e)    delete "plates or the provider of a taxi dispatch service,"
24                      and insert:
25

26                      plates,
27




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1           Subdivision 10 -- Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 amended

2    334.       Act amended
3               This Subdivision amends the Transport Co-ordination
4               Act 1966.

5    335.       Section 4 amended
6      (1)      In section 4(1) delete the definition of omnibus.
7      (2)      Delete section 4(3) and (4).

8    336.       Section 15D inserted
9               After section 15C insert:
10


11           15D.     Stopping places
12              (1)   In this section --
13                    local government includes the Commissioner of Main
14                    Roads, in relation to any road in relation to which the
15                    Commissioner may exercise power under the Main
16                    Roads Act 1930;
17                    passenger transport vehicle means a passenger
18                    transport vehicle as defined in the Transport (Road
19                    Passenger Services) Act 2018 section 4(1).
20              (2)   The Minister may appoint stopping places to be used
21                    for passenger transport vehicles operated for hire or
22                    reward.
23              (3)   The Minister may cause to be erected at a stopping
24                    place appointed under subsection (2) --
25                      (a) any sign indicating and identifying the stopping
26                            place; and
27                      (b) shelters of any design or construction the
28                            Minister thinks fit.


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1               (4)   Before a sign or shelter is erected under subsection (3),
2                     the Minister must cause the Director General to confer
3                     with the local government concerned on the matter.
4               (5)   If agreement cannot be reached on the location, size
5                     and type of sign or shelter, the matter is to be
6                     determined by --
7                       (a) the Minister; and
8                       (b) as the case requires, the Minister administering
9                             the Local Government Act 1995 or the Minister
10                            administering the Main Roads Act 1930.
11              (6)   A local government must, if so required by the
12                    Minister, appoint within its district any stands for
13                    passenger transport vehicles that are agreed on between
14                    the Minister and the local government.
15              (7)   If agreement is not reached under subsection (6), the
16                    matter must be resolved in the manner provided by
17                    subsection (5) for resolving matters in dispute.
18


19   337.       Section 17 amended
20      (1)     After section 17(2) insert:
21

22            (2A)    The Minister may impose conditions, restrictions and
23                    prohibitions on an authorisation granted to a tenderer
24                    under the Transport (Road Passenger Services)
25                    Act 2018 Part 4 Division 2 in addition to any other
26                    conditions that may be imposed under that Division.
27

28      (2)     In section 17(3):
29                (a) after "licence" (first occurrence) insert:
30

31                      or authorisation
32


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1               (b)    delete "this Act to cancel the licence" and insert:
2

3                      this Act or the Transport (Road Passenger Services)
4                      Act 2018 to cancel the licence or authorisation
5


6    338.     Section 19 amended
7      (1)    In section 19(1) after "subject to" insert:
8

9             subsection (1A) and
10

11     (2)    After section 19(1) insert:
12

13           (1A)     This Part does not apply to a passenger transport
14                    vehicle as defined in the Transport (Road Passenger
15                    Services) Act 2018 section 4(1).
16


17   339.     Section 20 amended
18            In section 20(2) delete "vehicle or omnibus," and insert:
19

20            vehicle,
21


22   340.     Section 21 amended
23            Delete section 21(1)(a).

24   341.     Part III Division 2 deleted
25            Delete Part III Division 2.

26   342.     Part IIIB deleted
27            Delete Part IIIB.


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1    343.       Section 55 deleted
2               Delete section 55.

3    344.       Section 57 amended
4               Delete section 57(7).

5    345.       Section 60 amended
6               Delete section 60(2)(c), (d), (e) and (ea).

7    346.       Section 63 amended
8               In section 63 delete "this Act." and insert:
9

10              this Act or the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018.
11


12




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                                        Defined terms
      [This is a list of terms defined and the provisions where they are defined.
                             The list is not part of the law.]
Defined term                                                                                              Provision(s)
'F' or 'T' endorsed driver's licence .................................................................. 292
a community transport service ......................................................................... 8(1)
a courtesy transport service .............................................................................. 9(1)
a tourism passenger transport service .............................................................. 7(1)
approved .......................................................................................................... 4(1)
approved medical report .................................................................................. 4(1)
area restricted plates..................................................................................... 226(1)
assessment period ............................................................................................. 241
associated booking service ............................................................................... 4(1)
association arrangement ................................................................................... 4(1)
authorisation ................................................................................................ 289(2)
authorised officer ............................................................................................. 4(1)
authorised on-demand booking service............................................................ 4(1)
authorised regular passenger transport service ................................................ 4(1)
business ............................................................................................................. 186
business of providing a prescribed passenger transport service ....................... 4(1)
business record.................................................................................................. 186
category of passenger transport service ........................................................... 4(1)
CEO ................................................................................................................. 4(1)
close associate .................................................................................................. 4(1)
code .............................................................................................................. 266(1)
commencement day .......... 294(1), 295(1), 296(1), 297(1), 298(1), 299(1), 300(1)
Commissioner of Police ................................................................................... 4(1)
community transport service ............................................................................ 4(1)
compensation ............................................................................................... 289(2)
compliance period ........................................................................................ 212(1)
conduct ......................................................................................................... 289(2)
controlled operation .......................................................................................... 214
controlled operations officer ............................................................................ 4(1)
conventional taxi plates................................................................................ 226(1)
conviction ........................................................................................................ 4(1)
court .................................................................................................................. 199
courtesy transport service ................................................................................ 4(1)
criminal record check....................................................................................... 4(1)
Department ...................................................................................................... 4(1)
disclose ............................................................................................150(1), 293(1)
disqualification offence ................................................................................. 26, 89
document...................................................................................................... 272(1)
driver ........................................................................................................ 91(1), 93
driver authorisation document ......................................................................... 4(1)


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      driver's licence ................................................................................................. 4(1)
      driver's licence information ......................................................................... 150(1)
      driving authorisation ........................................................................................ 4(1)
      duty holder .......................................................................................................... 20
      eligible former owner................................................................................... 226(1)
      eligible licensee................................................................................................. 258
      eligible owner (buyback) ............................................................................. 226(1)
      floor payment .............................................................................................. 226(1)
      GST .............................................................................................................. 226(1)
      Hardship Fund ............................................................................................. 226(1)
      Hardship Fund payment ............................................................................... 226(1)
      hire or reward ................................................................................................... 4(1)
      identifying details .......................................................................................... 94(1)
      identity request ............................................................................................. 175(1)
      infringement notice .......................................................................................... 4(1)
      infringement notice information .................................................................. 150(1)
      interstate driver authorisation .......................................................................... 4(1)
      interstate passenger transport authority ........................................................ 150(1)
      interstate passenger transport law ................................................................ 150(1)
      interstate vehicle authorisation ........................................................................ 4(1)
      law enforcement official .............................................................................. 150(1)
      learner's permit ................................................................................................ 4(1)
      lessee ............................................................................................................ 296(1)
      levy .................................................................................................................. 4(1)
      levy area ............................................................................................................ 241
      levy fare ............................................................................................................ 241
      medical practitioner ......................................................................................... 4(1)
      MPT plates ................................................................................................... 226(1)
      multi-purpose taxi ........................................................................................ 226(1)
      net loss ..........................................................................226(1), 227(1), (2) and (3)
      new disqualification period ................................................................45(1), 116(1)
      nominated vehicle ............................................................................295(4), 296(3)
      offence information...................................................................................... 150(1)
      office holder ................................................................................................. 224(1)
      officer .................................................................................................. 4(1), 218(1)
      on-demand booking service .................................................................. 4(1), 10(1)
      on-demand booking service authorisation ....................................................... 4(1)
      on-demand charter passenger transport service ............................................... 4(1)
      on-demand driver ............................................................................................. 4(1)
      on-demand passenger transport service .................................................. 4(1), 5(1)
      on-demand rank or hail passenger transport service ........................................ 4(1)
      on-demand rank or hail vehicle authorisation ................................................... 292
      on-demand vehicle ........................................................................................... 4(1)
      operate............................................................................................................... 120
      order to produce ................................................................................................ 186


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outstanding fees ........................................................................................... 226(1)
owned taxi plates ......................................................................................... 295(1)
owner ................................................................................................... 120, 295(1)
passenger.......................................................................................................... 4(1)
passenger transport authorisation ..................................................................... 4(1)
passenger transport authorisation information ............................................. 150(1)
passenger transport driver ................................................................................ 4(1)
passenger transport driver authorisation .......................................................... 4(1)
passenger transport service .............................................................................. 4(1)
passenger transport vehicle .............................................................................. 4(1)
passenger transport vehicle authorisation ........................................................ 4(1)
peak period plates ........................................................................................ 226(1)
plate purchase amount ........................................................ 226(1), 228(1) and (2)
prescribed......................................................................................................... 4(1)
prescribed passenger transport service ............................................................. 4(1)
primary service ................................................................................................ 9(1)
principal booking service ................................................................................. 4(1)
privileged .......................................................................................................... 199
provide a prescribed passenger transport service ............................................. 4(1)
provide a regular passenger transport service ......................................... 4(1), 6(2)
provide a tourism passenger transport service ........................................ 4(1), 7(2)
provide an on-demand booking service ................................................ 4(1), 10(2)
provide an on-demand passenger transport service................................. 4(1), 5(2)
provider of a passenger transport service ......................................................... 4(1)
provider of a passenger transport vehicle......................................................... 4(1)
provider of a regular passenger transport service ............................................ 4(1)
provider of an on-demand booking service ...................................................... 4(1)
provider of an on-demand vehicle ................................................................... 4(1)
rank or hail service ........................................................................................... 4(1)
regular passenger transport service ......................................................... 4(1), 6(1)
regular passenger transport service authorisation ............................................ 4(1)
regular passenger transport vehicle ................................................................ 73(1)
relevant assessment period...............................................................246(1), 250(2)
relevant authority ......................................................................................... 150(1)
relevant date ................................................................................................. 296(1)
relevant decision ................................................................... 36(4), 101(4), 134(5)
relevant financial interest ............................................................................... 12(1)
relevant journey ................................................................................................ 241
relevant licence ................................................................................................. 258
relevant person ............................................................ 150(1), 167, 195(4), 197(4)
relevant position ............................................................................................. 12(1)
relevant power................................................................................................ 12(1)
relevant vehicle ............................................................................................ 295(1)
remote communication ................................................................................ 177(1)
responsible officer............................................................................................ 4(1)


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      responsible person............................................................................174(1), 175(1)
      reviewable decision........................................................................................... 262
      road law ....................................................................................................... 150(1)
      road traffic CEO........................................................................................... 150(1)
      safety duties ................................................................................................... 14(1)
      safety duty ........................................................................................................ 4(1)
      safety standard ................................................................................................. 4(1)
      safety standards .............................................................................................. 14(2)
      specified day ................................................................................................ 246(2)
      statement ...................................................................................................... 289(2)
      subsidiary legislation ................................................................................... 266(1)
      taking a booking............................................................................................... 4(1)
      taxi ............................................................................................................... 226(1)
      taxi plates .........................................................................................226(1), 295(1)
      tourism passenger transport service ................................................................. 4(1)
      traffic infringement notice information........................................................ 150(1)
      traffic record check .......................................................................................... 4(1)
      transferee...................................................................................................... 148(1)
      transport co-ordination CEO ........................................................................ 150(1)
      vehicle .............................................................................................................. 4(1)
      vehicle licence.................................................................................................. 4(1)
      vehicle licence information .......................................................................... 150(1)
      wheelchair accessible vehicle ...................................................................... 278(2)




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