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Australian Pet Industry News - Dolphin Research No Cause for Alarm Says QPWS
The Pet Directory Australian Industry News

29 May 2007

Sydney taxi drivers to pay a fine if they refuse access to people with guide dogs.

The Australia Human Rights and Disability Discrimination Commissioner is himself blind. Mr. Innes stated that he needs his dog at all times and that it is wrong if he is refused access to cabs due to his dog.

He claims that a greater awareness of people with disabilities and their needs is required by cab drivers.

The new fines and a special training program for cabbies will hopefully improve the situation.

There will be also a system of ‘re-educating’ taxi drivers who have refused access to people and their guide dogs.

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