Taxi driver James Young should probably not be buying any Lotto tickets.
A Sydney cabbie is in the doghouse after refusing to allow a guide dog and its high-profile owner – Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes – into his vehicle.
James Young could not have picked a worse person to turn away than Mr Innes, who is a lawyer and human rights advocate.
He promptly reported the cabbie to the Department for Transport, which launched a prosecution.
Today, Young was fined $750 and ordered to pay $2500 in costs at a Sydney court.
A recent Guide Dogs NSW/ACT survey showed one in three guide dog owners were turned away by cabbies in the past 12 months, with Sydney drivers the worst offenders.
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