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Taxi Charge ACT vs NSW

By ESC - 14 October 2008 50

I would like an answer from the government about the difference between the Taxi vouchers for people with disabilities.

While NSW only get a 50% discount while ACT 75% off.

If someone from NSW wanted to work in the ACT from Queanbeyan it’s not feasible for them to travel to ACT for employment (queanbeyan- fyshwick would cost $40 a day after discount). Therefore restricting them from work and social events. 

Is this really fair? I have a friend who got a job opportunity to work in the ACT but could not afford the transport cost so she basically is waiting around looking for suitable employment for wheelchair accessible jobs in Queanbeyan. (and no she is unable to catch a bus)

How long is she going to have to wait before someone fixes up this mess?? 

[ED – perhaps someone can explain what this is all about?]

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Whatsup 9:11 pm 15 Oct 08

ant said :

W M-C said

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

No point asking for 75% anyway – the driver will just take the extra 25% back as a cleaning fee when their Queanbeyan passenger chunders bourbon, homebrand cola and chiko roll all over the seats.

That’s actually Woodstock and Chicken Schnitzel. All over the seats.

Thanks for the visual guys….. eeewwww !

ant 8:33 pm 15 Oct 08

W M-C said

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

No point asking for 75% anyway – the driver will just take the extra 25% back as a cleaning fee when their Queanbeyan passenger chunders bourbon, homebrand cola and chiko roll all over the seats.

That’s actually Woodstock and Chicken Schnitzel. All over the seats.

caf 5:03 pm 15 Oct 08

It would depend on conditions at the time. The government could take an equity stake in the bank, or it could take an amount of outstanding loans off the banks’ books, or probably a dozen other creative ideas.

p1 4:29 pm 15 Oct 08

The point of a government guarantee is to stop depositors from panicking and withdrawing their money.

That makes sense. So in the event that the government actually had to make good on their guarantee, would they require interest repayed at such a time as the banks had the liquidity?

Fair point, but how does this relate to the topic again?

Absolutely nada, but it related to previous couple of posts.

caf 3:23 pm 15 Oct 08

Nope, shareholders in banks (just like shareholders in any liability-limited-by-shares company, ie most of them) are only liable to lose the money they put in to buying the shares.

p1, the essential business of a bank is to borrow money in short term loans and immediately-repayable deposits, and lend it out in long term loans. If too many people want their short term loans and deposits back, then the bank is in trouble, because it can’t get them back from the long term loans. In short, it’s nothing to do with profitability, it’s to do with liquidity.

The point of a government guarantee is to stop depositors from panicking and withdrawing their money.

tylersmayhem 2:37 pm 15 Oct 08

The governments “guaranteeing” of peoples savings should only be necessary at the point where the banks stop making a profit. And even then, shouldn’t the share holders of the banks be liable for any debts they accrue?

Fair point, but how does this relate to the topic again?

p1 2:12 pm 15 Oct 08

The governments “guaranteeing” of peoples savings should only be necessary at the point where the banks stop making a profit. And even then, shouldn’t the share holders of the banks be liable for any debts they accrue?

tylersmayhem 1:13 pm 15 Oct 08

Any time we spend money it ends up to either a) the banks or b) the government.

poptop 1:06 pm 15 Oct 08

Aren’t we giving all those surplus billions (and possibly some more that we’ll have to borrow) to the poor banks?

tylersmayhem 12:41 pm 15 Oct 08

Exactly where are these magical billions supposed to come from?

Australia’s surplus Caf.

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