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Taxi security cameras

In October 2004, the Premier announced the Queensland Government would fund the supply and installation of security cameras in approximately 2700 taxis in Queensland. It is compulsory for security cameras to be fitted to taxis in the 20 'taxi service contract areas' located throughout Queensland.

The mandatory taxi service contract areas are:

•Bribie Island
•Brisbane
•Bundaberg
•Cairns
•Gladstone
•the Gold Coast
•Gympie
•Hervey Bay
•Innisfail
•Ipswich
•Mackay
•Maryborough
•Mount Isa
•Redcliffe
•Rockhampton
•the Sunshine Coast
•Toowoomba
•Townsville
•Warwick
•Yeppoon.
The installation of cameras was completed in most of these areas by 31 December 2006.

On 9 September 2005, the Premier and the Minister for Transport and Main Roads announced VerifEye Aust Pty Ltd* had been contracted to supply and install security cameras in taxis.

On 28 December 2006, Premier Peter Beattie and Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Paul Lucas announced the expansion of taxi security camera systems to the remainder of regional Queensland.

Taxis are the one transport service where the fare is paid at the end of the journey. The installation of security cameras discourages fare evasion and makes drivers safer. Passengers can feel safer too, knowing their taxi is under continual surveillance.