Queensland Roadworthy Scheme

Eligibility - Queensland citizens
Principal Petitioner:
Craig Bailis
1/1 Darian Street
Total Signatures - 877
Sponsoring Member: Mr Trevor Watts MP
Posting Date: 7/6/2023
Closing Date: 20/8/2023
Tabled Date: 22/8/2023
Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 21/9/2023
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House to the fact that the Queensland roadworthy system is fundamentally broken. Recent measures taken by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to rectify these flaws highlight a severe misunderstanding of the system's inherent problems. TMR's new scheme which includes a 'Mandatory Training Tax' unjustly penalises the vast majority of near flawless inspectors, while it fails to deter bad operators, entrenching a pay to play scheme. This tax will ensure that the scheme is unviable for many and will diminish options available to Queensland vehicle owners & potential buyers to have their vehicles inspected legitimately. This new scheme will increase the risk of having dangerous and unroadworthy vehicles on Queensland's roads.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all in its power to immediately halt the introduction of this new scheme until a time where TMR can conduct a comprehensive review of the system, including an analysis of the current audit process, fee structure and provide a transparent cost-benefit analysis, demonstrating its commitment to collaborate with industry and ensuring a fair and transparent process for Queensland Inspectors.