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Comprehensive Car Insurance

This article is not written to alarm you but we are suggesting that you double check your comprehensive car insurance to ascertain its validity if you ever need to make a claim for an accident occurring while driving students. The reason is the General Exclusions applicable to many Insurance Policies where it states varying words […]

Autistic Children in the Taxi.

The below advice to parents of Autistic children about their child’s transport could be useful to drivers in understanding some of the triggers for stress to these children which in turn could make the whole journey more difficult for all concerned. Some of these things could have a simple remedy, but unless enlightened, many of […]

Two Halves Don’t Make a Right.

Last month, at the discretion of the Department, a newly conceived and implemented contract change was introduced. (Nothing unusual in that) Half Day Rates just “materialized” from nowhere, without consultation or even notification. The problem with these “half ” payments is that not only does it contravene the guaranteed 30km minimum, but also the method […]

An email doing the rounds.

Could these be players from AFL or NRL Perhaps??? 36 have been accused of spouse abuse 7 have been arrested for fraud 19 have been accused of writing bad cheques 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses 3 have done time for assault 71, repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due […]

Letter To Fred

Fred Borg – Councillor Campbelltown City Council Dear Fred, It was rainy and dreary the day we met, yet your arrival brought a happy smile and much hope. After only one phone call you kindly gave your time to come to my home. You allowed me to talk volumes about my problem while you simply […]

Public Liability Insurance – Ar...

After some conversations recently with newly met operators, particularly those having been operating since before the first tender, it was a surprise to learn how much Public Liability Insurance they have been paying. Mostly 3 or 4 times the amount that I and many others pay. Public Liability is mandatory for all contractors, so this […]

Definition of Bullying

Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons. Cyberbullying refers to bullying through information and communication technologies. Bullying can involve humiliation, domination, intimidation, victimisation and all forms of harassment including that based on sex, race, […]

Temporary Student Absences

It has come to our notice that there are operators who are unaware of the change in the contract this year that allows us to be paid for what the department refers to as “temporary student absences”. Unlike in the past, now when a student is not on your run for any reason, you are […]

Know the Child Restraint Rules?

There are often differing opinions between drivers and sometimes teachers as to the correct child restraints and seating positions in the car, so I have tried to sumarize in this article some facts with supported quotes from the RAMS (RTA) website. (I wish Departments would stop changing their names) Perhaps print it out and keep […]

Vehicle Category Changes

For the past few weeks operators were struggling to find any reference at all in the contract which allows the department to pay rates based on, and changing with, the amount of students on a run. Well here it is, the only reference on that subject than anyone has so far been able to find. […]

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