Fare go: Myki, transport poverty and access to education in Melbourne's west

WEstjustice Sunshine Youth Office client data and anecdotal reports show significant problems with public transport fares and fines for young people aged 14 to 17 years travelling to and from school. The right to education for every young person is a community expectation, a political aim, and a legal requirement. This includes access to school and encouragement to participate. Travel to and from school on the Victorian public transport system is too costly for a significant proportion of students in the west of Melbourne. This is creating transport poverty. Transport poverty results in contact with the infringements system, which is complex, ineffective and a source of social hardship for young people. This includes missing school, homelessness and emotional distress. New thinking about young people and the public transport system is required.


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  • Accession Number: 01596291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2016 1:55PM