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The availability and affordability of public transport underpins children and young peoples’ capacity and ability to engage with school, employment, sport, hobbies, interests and recreation activities. When transport is lacking, unreliable, unsafe or unaffordable, it has a disproportionate impact on their lives.

In response to reports of young people being unfairly fined on public transport services, the Commissioner for Children and Young People surveyed South Australian children and young people about their experiences on public transport.

The survey was live for a two week period during May 2019 with a total of 58 responses received. These came mainly from children and young people between the ages of 15 and 24.

From the comments and experiences of these young people, the Commissioner produced Public Transport It’s Not Fine.