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New info shows Public Transport infringements system doesn't work

New figures obtained by Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber show the infringements system for public transport tickets is not working, so we should replace it with staff who sell tickets.

"Ticket inspectors are unreliable and are getting worse. About 14% of the people they book don't end up paying a fine; up from 11% two years ago. If our speed camera system had a 14% failure rate, it would be shut down tomorrow."

"The Authorised Officer system doesn't work. We should bring back the 'Connies' - the tram conductors who sell tickets - and put on more station staff. If someone is caught without a ticket, we should sell them one."