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The ATO Finally Agrees That Uber And Taxis Are Different

Uber and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have been fighting for years over whether Uber has taxi status, which has had an effect on the likes of GST and price hikes. The latest episode of this battle involves the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), which could have a […]

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Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) Interest Free Loan Applications 2019 – Now Open!

Boost for NSW Tax Industry As stated by NSW Taxi Council, the The Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) interest free loans scheme is designed to assist taxi operators in NSW to place new and additional WATs into operation. Loans are to fund the cost of purchasing and modifying […]

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Hire car licence holders and lease rise for taxiowners

Hire car licences are no longer available from RMS, and HC plates will only be available to replace lost or stolen plates already in use. This means that more drivers in Sydney will hopefully meet the demand. Taxi leases have now jumped at various taxi networks – […]

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Appointment of Anthony Wing as new NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner

As of 21 June 2019, The NSW Government announced Anthony Wing as the state’s next Point to Point Transport Commissioner. Anthony joins from the Department of Premier & Cabinet and will replace the current Commissioner Barbara Wise from 1 July. The Point to Point Transport Commission, established […]

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Reforms to motor injury insurance a win for the taxi industry?

According to www.insurancebusinessmag.com, as stated by by Mina Martin, the taxi industry is set to enjoy significant savings after reforms to motor injury insurance premium rates take effect from July 01.   The changes will eliminate the significant disparity in premium rates charged for taxis and other on-demand passenger […]

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$3.4m for WA regional taxi support

As stated by thewest.com.au on Thursday, 9 May 2019 by Toby Hussey and Saskia AdystiAlbany in the Advertiser,Country taxi drivers in Western Australia (WA)  will be able to apply for a $10,000 lifeline from the State Government, after a series of closures and threats from from Great […]

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Don’t Repeat Uber’s City-Mistakes in the Bush

Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party candidate for Monaro, Mick Holton called on Deputy Premier John Barilaro to stand up for rural taxi drivers ahead of a roll-out of ridesharing services across rural New South Wales.   “When Uber was introduced in the city it decimated the taxi industry […]

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Call for WA regional taxi deal

As stated in the Esperance Express on  MAY 9 2019, South West MLC Steve Thomas raised a disallowance motion in parliament on Tuesday to reverse the state government’s compensation package for metro taxis.   The motion was being raised to spur the state government into negotiations with […]

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Uber made ‘ghost’ vehicles, paid fines to overtake taxi industry: lawyers

Uber dodged laws in four Australian states As stated in the Age, Uber created “ghost” vehicles to dodge enforcement agents and paid drivers’ fines when they were caught operating illegally, according to lawyers launching a high-profile class action against the global rideshare giant. Taxi Industry will Fight Court […]

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NSW Additional Assistance Payment (AAP) Scheme Update

According to NSW Taxi Council as at Friday 31 March, 2019: 270 AAPS applications assessments have been completed 129 payment notifications issued A further 146 applications have been assessed and confirming information requested from the applicants so that a final assessment can be made. (Note requests for […]

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