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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:
•the Gold Coast
•the Sunshine Coast
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
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