Brochure Explains Women’s Rights to Taxi Drivers

February 6, 2008 at 10:35 am (Uncategorized)

lady driver The state’s taxi drivers are being told that “women are equal to men” in a new brochure following a spate of sexual assaults on female passengers. The brochure adds that women vote, can elect to terminate a pregnancy and are free to dress in a manner which may be provocative to some. The brochure was compiled with the Equal Opportunities Commission’s help. While aimed at newly-arrived men from other cultures, it has led to calls for the vetting of attitudes of new drivers. Minister for the Status of Women Jennifer Rankine endorsed the Taxi Council of South Australia for providing information about the “rights and roles” of women in Australia. But she believes the training program should be revamped to ascertain men’s views. “The vetting and selection of drivers is incredibly important,” she said.

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