The Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC), met with Bruce and Denise Morcombe from the Daniel Morcombe Foundation yesterday to discuss “No Child Left Behind”.
QBIC Executive Director David Tape said this was a meeting that should have happened some time ago. “I am pleased that we met to discuss this extremely important issue, our discussions were open and honest, establishing common ground from which we can work together in an attempt to combat this issue”, said Mr Tape.
We agreed that this is an issue that requires a whole of community approach, one that requires key stakeholders at the table focussing on reducing the incidence of a child being left behind at a bus stop. “This is a complex issue with multiple variables, all of which need clear identification and transparent investigation”. “I will re state our joint position on this when I meet with the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Scott Emerson MP on Thursday”, Mr Tape said.
As the peak Industry body in Queensland representing the Bus and Coach Industry, QBIC looks forward to working with Bruce, Denise and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in tackling No Child Left Behind and general Child safety on, in and around our Buses”, said David Tape from QBIC.
Media contact: David Tape (07) 3397 1700 or 0407 002 970