Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

Pri­vate taxi plate val­ues drop­ping by as much as $150,000 had our on­line read­ers in­ter­ested this week. It is un­for­tu­nate for the plate hold­ers value-wise, but this will be ben­e­fi­cial for the pub­lic good in the long run. Any plate value is a net loss to both the rider and the driver in terms of higher taxi rates, and higher lease-val­ues that the driver must pay off for lit­er­ally no good rea­son. Taxis are an im­por­tant com­po­nent of the pub­lic trans­port sys­tem and a rea­son­ably higher level of taxis with on­de­mand flex­i­ble book­ing will be great. - Kyle Also, Gazette ed­i­tor Michele Nu­gent won the WA Foot­ball Com­mis­sion's De­vel­op­ment Me­dia Award. Well done Michelle. - Ber­nadette El­lis-Preston Con­grats Michelle, well de­served. - Belinda Cipriano

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