Faruque Ahmed Letter to DOT re Bailor’s Identity and Insurance Details
Taxi Drivers Section of the T W U
6/12 Woodbury Street, Marrickville - 22O4
Phone - (O2) 9564 1079, Fax - (O2) 9559 60g0
Mobile - 0418 221 551
24 December 1997
Mr. John Mcloughlin
New South Wales Department of Transport
Level 20,227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney - 2OOO
Fax - (02) 9268 2900
Dear Mr. Mcloughlin
Further to my letter of 28.o2.94 and 6.12.94 I would like to inform you that your departmental Rules, Regulations and requirements do not compel bailors to display and provide their;
1. Full Name,
2. Copy of the Current DoT Accreditation,
3. Address and
4. A copy of Insurance details to bailees.
Absence of such information is facilitating lawlessness, tax evasion, possibly money laundering scheme in the taxi industry and most importantly the DoT and DIR Regulations are not serving their purpose at all. Also the OH&S Acts and workcover related Acts and Regulations are suffering a blow due to absence of such information.
Please note, the bailors always receive all of the information from bailees they engage or intend to engage but there are not enough good reasons available to justify them not to provide details of bailors or potential bailors to the same bailees,
I am confident your department will be in favor of enforcing the law rather than facilitating lawlessness and therefore I would like to request you again to remove the anomaly of the taxi industry by compelling bailors to provide their details to bailees as requested.