I am very pleased to rise to speak on the report, Inquiry into the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 Reforms. Can I also begin by thanking all of the members of the committee for the work that we did collectively, particularly under Mr Elasmar’s stewardship, ably supported by Mr Finn as the deputy chair. I particularly want to thank Mr Barton, who brought this inquiry to this place and the referral to the committee. Mr Barton is of course— Mr Davis interjected.
I cannot believe it. This bloke just cannot help himself, can he? He just cannot help himself. It does not matter. This bloke just cannot help himself. Fair dinkum! But, Mr Barton, notwithstanding that Mr Davis does not want me to pay attribution to you for the work that you brought to the committee, I will, because I think it is worthwhile that this place understands the expertise that you brought to this committee. It was so invaluable in allowing us to understand completely the implications of the 2017 reforms and the changes to the industry that have been so obvious to all of us, I think, for the last couple of years but also importantly the way forward and some of the recommendations and the way through some of the issues that still are apparent for people in the industry. So I want to pay particular thanks to you for that expertise that you brought to the table. Of course I want to pay big thanks to the staff of the committee, who did such tremendous work. Motion agreed to.