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Smartcard Electronic Ticketing System

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Garry & Eugenie Cowen
Riverside News Eagle Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

Total Signatures - 11

Sponsoring Member: Tim Nicholls MP

Posting Date: 14/11/2007

Tabled Date: 14/11/2007

Responded By: Hon John Mickel MP on 7/04/2008

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of citizens and residents of south-east Queensland draws the attention of the House to the much delayed $134 million Smartcard electronic ticketing system. Your petitioners note that the Bligh government - (a) has deliberately reduced the number of newsagents contracted to sell Smartcard; (b) has failed to guarantee that commuters will be no worse off under the Smartcard system; (c) has failed to explain how the "frequent traveler discount" will work under the Smartcard system; Therefore your petitioners request the House to call on the government to ensure fair negotiations are undertaken with Newsagents representative bodies to develop a model contract for the distribution of Smartcards through newsagents; and further that the government reviews the phase out of the ten-trip saver and guarantees that no commuters will be worse off under the Smartcard system.