Youth abuse Morcombe policy
TRANSPORT Minister Mark Bailey has announced a fare evasion roundtable after revealing 1.53 million public transport trips have been taken free of charge.
Mr Bailey said young patrons abusing the “Daniel Morcombe policy” had increased with free rides almost doubling.
“We’re often getting teenagers who will get on a bus and just tell a driver they don’t have to pay and if they try to do anything about it they’ll lose their jobs. That’s really unreasonable and entirely unacceptable,” he said.
Last month, $25m was lost in fare evasions but Mr Bailey ruled out scrapping the policy.