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- Mean spirited parking fees - Comment by Ranger Hope.
The patchy state of public transportation in Australia is a result of
policy reliant on private automobiles. Cities now approach gridlock while
Governments abandon responsibility for infrastructure without tolls, and
Councils without parking fees/fines. The reasonable concept of parking
restrictions in order to fairly ration a limited resource has been overtaken
by the opportunity of mean spirited fee gouging. It would be rare in the
Sydney region to take the kids to a park or beach without a developer
or council having a hand out for $7 an hour, often much more. In the least
populated country in the world, have they not heard of "Park and
Ride"- free suburban parking with free transport link to urban centres
- most other countries have.
bone headed planning is seen in recreational mooring policy. Many enlightened
countries have retained sufficient industrial waterside land for yachts
to be stored on the hard over winter, hence clearing unsightly mooring
minders and seagull havens. Not so our mean spirited Government that pants
to flog off the public foreshore to developers looking for your premium
property for its view.
- Australian Domestic Shipping - Comment by Ranger Hope.
"The once vibrant Australian Domestic Shipping Industry is in terminal
decline that will take decades for recovery of expertise, vessels and
infrastructure. Unlike other countries who protect their domestic trade
on an appreciation of national security, the Australian Government continues
to support unfair competition from Flag of Convenience shippers not subject
to the same Australian safety, labour or tax regulations.”:
- AMSA DVD oral exams - Comment by Ranger Hope.
"Regulators operational (driving) tests are universally employed
for road, rail and air transport licensing world-wide. Arguments from
AMSA DVD in support of their proposal to transfer orals (on water final
assessments without funding assistance) from the regulator to the training
• The example of a training organisation’s final assessment model employed
by the Australian Maritime College, a unit of the University of Tasmania.
(A fully funded tertiary institution in the smallest geographical and
populated State closely managed by the State’s Education and Maritime
• Maritime Industry and Regulator’s desire for the reduction in red tape
where risk is not evidenced using “trust and verify” safety monitoring
for failures. (How many near misses represent evidence?)
• Fault in the functioning of the model will be captured by on water enforcement.
(After the accident?)
The requirement of boat driving tests is not of exclusive interest to
the maritime industry but is a core expectation by the public of the Regulator
to assure minimum safety on the water, as it is on the road, rail or in
the air. In this context a reasonable person will be as disquieted at
the proposed diluting transparency for commercial vessel driving tests
as he/she would be if road driving tests were ever proposed to be transferred
to learner driver schools with commercial interests.
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