Bob Marley once sang a line that went "catch a fire so that you don’t get burned". Well that's what has just happened- driver solidarity folks.
A cab driver was charged by police some time ago over an incident that involved a taxi cab taking off under its own instigation and crashing into a power pole but not before colliding with a pedestrian and mounting a nature strip in the forecourt of a major city hotel.
It seems that the state government could well heed the advise proffered in the Roy Morgan Report Regarding the Authorised Taxi Inspection Scheme conducted by Anne Matherson in 1995. That advise has never seen the light of day because as soon as the report was released by its authors to the old Department of Transport, the department sat on it as an albatross protects its young hatchling against the winds of the Roaring Forties.
In this case the winds of public scrutiny. Of a department seriously "captured"- as one wag in the ombudsman's office once put it, in writing- by the forces of ulterior motive- vested interest - mafia- whatever you like to call them.
It sometimes happens though that hapless taxi drivers falling foul of the law are in contact with other drivers that can back them up as credible witnesses in court, with for instance the clout and credibility of a union delegate.
It's a fool's errand that the RTA and the NSW Police have to administer the law to the bailee taxi drivers of this state with regard to defective motor vehicles.
And the aftermath is of often serious and sometimes tragic accidents when the underling cause of those accidents is a defective taxi- passed as roadworthy by a system that is flawed and in many cases compromised by the incestuous relationship between those who stand to do bulk business feeding cabs to Authorised Taxi Inspection outfits, the inspectors and the mafia- oh and not to forget the jelly - backed politicians that let it all happen.
Under the guise of co - regulation the state government has manifestly reneged on it¹s duty of care to ensure that taxi cabs be impartially and effectively inspected, that is, as it once was by the independent old (Dept of Motor Transport) government workshops and handed thus Sharon Tate to Charles Manson- signed sealed and delivered- on the platter as ordered by Uncle Reg.
Okay there was corruption there too but- now as opposed to then we have the Independent Commission Against Corruption to deal with government shonks.
Cabbie magazine (last issue) carried an article about back ache- it should have mentioned the driver seats in cabs- never re padded- allowed- passed by way of inspection by the Authorised Taxi Inspection outfits in a manner that the seats the passengers sit on would never be approved of- giving drivers a life time of agony and back ache should they have the "privilege" as Industry boss Howard Harrison writes in "Taxi"- of slaving away for years in Sydney taxis.
Pity the poor immigrant taxi driver who knows nothing of this- knows nothing of the pretence of what the Australian legal system and Australian democracy sets out to achieve- and stumbles into the snake pit of obfuscation and perfidy that is the Sydney taxi industry. How can the clan that parades itself as the fathers of the industry, the beneficent mob that book out the flashiest hotel in town to dole out the Œtaxi driver of the year awards¹ etc etc be the same mongrels that cause all this to happen? Go ask Alice.
Drivers take the fight to the coal face of the courts as did this guy or veteran prize fighter Faruque Ahmed- last year when he got his matter thrown out of the Waverley Court- exposing the taxi mafia as he did. In Australia piss ants get pissed on- from a great height.
Don’t be a piss ant-catch a fire. Fire up and fight.
For more information please click these links, should you wish!
1. American Terrorism and Brain Washing
2. Attorney General Bob Debus Is Hiding
3. Organise Crimes In NSW
4. More Organise Crimes In NSW
5. Stupid Magistrate
6. An Eastern Suburb Court Room
7. Zionised Adrian
8. Stupidite' of Ross Nelson
9. Cross-City Conspiracy Or Corporate Terrorism
10. Howard's Industrial Relations Terrorism
11. Cabcharge Story
12. Corruption Colony News
13. Source of Knowledge and Moral Guidance
14. Sydney Taxi Corruption
15. The Madness and Corruption Regarding the Cabcharge
16. The Culture of Arrogance, Corruption and Nepotism in Australia
17. Do We Have Organise Crime In The Taxi Industry?
18. We Do Not Need "slime" - We Do Need A Royal Commission
19. Looking for Justice
20. A Lost War
21. Reporting and Spin
22. A short History of the Taxi Industry and Warning to Greedy People
23. Faruque's Victory
24.Documenatry Makers Please Note
25: English To ANZAC http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/NSWTDAEXEC/message/2081
Source: ozcabs, Coward's Castle
26. Lime Taxis/Mac Bank (Australia) Screw up of the Taxi Industry
27. Three Saints Without Sanity!http://sydney.indymedia.org/node/37356
28. Real Heroes
29. Moving Forward http://sydney.indymedia.org/node/37538
30. True Victory for Workers
31. Manufacturing Extremism and Terrorism!
32. Proceeds of Crime
33. Democracy Now √ No Cunning Tricks √ No Public Mischief
34. Monster to Cult Leader, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney_TaxiCorruption, Sydney
35. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, NSW TDA Sunday 27 August 2006
36. An Open Letter to the Minister for Transport, Sydney_TaxiCorruption, Sydney,
37. Faruque's `Jihad'
38. Jimmy's Jihad, Sydney Taxi Corruption, Free America Now
39. NSW TDA AGM
40. The TDA members have spoken
41. The NSW TDA AGM and Racism
42. This is not racism
43. President Ahmed Faruque
44. Taxi Driver Safety
45. An open letter to David Madden
Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
46. Pesky Little Zionists
47. Fighters to Fraudsters
48. The TDA Meeting - A Parable
49. Dear Taxi Drivers and Friends
50. Mac Bank Disgrace
51. Draconian Dictators
52. How the Gold Coast QTDA went under
53. Mental Jimmy
54. Slimy Lime
55. Slimy Lime Stooges
56. Gerald of Gold Coast
57. Marcus Hiam
58. Convict and Drug Dealers
59. Earning Gas Chamber Points
60. Ozcabs and Gutless Wonders
61. Cabbie Magazine and Peer Lindholt
62. I am sick and tired of these idiots!
63. Corruption Under NSW Labor Growing
64. What the Hell is Going on Your Honour
65. Khomeini to Bin Laden
66. Rewarding Rum Colony Criminals
67. Faruque Ahmed’s T-shirt
68. Australian Racist Mad Dogs
69. Racist Ross Nelson of Kings Langley
70. Racist Allan fisher of England
71. Poor Don of Taxi List
72. Zionist Criminals – Why do I Love Osama
73. Racist Ross Nelson’s Confession
74. Zionist Criminals – I Love Osama Bin Laden
75. The Danish white supremacist Peer Lindholt
76. Australia Under Israeli Feet
77. Fiery Cannon