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Support local business and keep practical driving tests open to driving schools

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Andrew Mitsi
Shop F9 Helensvale Plaza Shopping Centre
12 Sir John Overall Drive

Total Signatures - 210

Sponsoring Member: Mr Rob Molhoek MP

Posting Date: 8/07/2020

Closing Date: 9/08/2020

Tabled Date: 11/08/2020

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 10/09/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House in assisting to support small local businesses that are suffering due to excluding driving schools from recovering the lost revenue impacted by COVID-19 restrictions that eliminated practical testing on 27 March 2020. Practical tests are vital to the services that driving schools provide and the decision to remove them from the process impacts on their business and services they provide to students and community and goes against the government's commitment.

Your petitioners therefore, request the House to urge the Minister for Transport and Main Roads to revoke the current policy that is restricting driving schools from being able to book their own students for tests and work in conjunction with local schools to help relieve the pressure and continue to provide a service we have been providing for years.