Christmas crackers ... Banning tinsel in his taxi because it might be offensive to some of his passengers.
Below is a statement Today Tonight received from the minister's office:
The Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan has become aware of your enquiry. I would like to provide you with this statement from the Minister.
“If this is correct, it’s clearly ludicrous. I think the public expect transport officials to be dealing with important issues and not wasting their time on these sorts of frivolous matters.
“I’ve certainly made it clear that these officials should be better focusing their efforts.
“No driver will be fined or disciplined for having festive decorations provided the decorations do not interfere with security and safety devices.”