Transport Media

Scrapping paper tickets disadvantages pensioners

“Many people living on pensions continue to rely on paper tickets and for good reason – they don’t need to provide their personal details, can purchase a ticket at all stations and have no need to tap off at the end of their journey. The abandoning of paper Pensioner Excursion Tickets will disadvantage transport users on low incomes,” said Amelia Christie.

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Pensioner Opal Card welcome, but still no station top-ups

“Pensioners welcome today’s announcement that they will be able to get a Pensioner Opal Card and pay no more than $2.50 per day for their public transport”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Advisor Research & Advocacy.

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Older driver testing abolished in WA, NSW must follow suit

“It is good news for older drivers in WA who will no longer be subjected to discriminatory on road testing”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Review ignores evidence, recommends continuing age discrimination

“The NSW Government’s Older Drivers Taskforce recommended today that older driver testing continue despite a lack of evidence that on-road testing improves road safety,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.

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Granny you can drive my car! – NRMA ad unhelpful

"Outdoor advertising by the NRMA showing an elderly person driving a young person's car - "we cover anybody who drives your car" - is funny but also promotes the idea that older drivers are unsafe drivers," said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.

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