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Victoria’s taxi traffic protests could spread across the country.

Protests could spread The protest in Melbourne could spur drivers in other states to take similar measures as governments across the country grapple with the rise of ride-sharing. In New South Wales, a 30-year veteran of the taxi industry, told The New Daily, drivers in his state should […]

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Sydney Uber driver found guilty of rape

The NSW taxi industry applauds the courts decision but at the same time sends a united empathy acknowledgement to the victim. Read more on the Sydney Uber driver found guilty of rape.

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Sandy Spanos may lose everything under Victorian government taxi reform

As quoted in news.com.au,Mrs Spanos has three taxi licences, meaning she would receive $200,000, but she still has a loan of $300,000 she needs to pay back to the bank. Her husband drives taxis but she said he was losing income. “I can’t pay the bank back. […]

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Who is running the NSW Transport Department?

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance in June 2015 says fines continue for UberX drivers, flags overhaul of taxi regulation. Regrettably the facts state otherwise.  Andrew Constance has not directed nor followed up with RMS on these fines. According to the article, the government has been fining and attempting […]

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Taxi protest moves from Melbourne’s Bolt Bridge to city streets

Melbourne taxi drivers have staged two demonstrations in protest against the state government’s scheme to buy back their taxi licences. Up to 200 taxis blocked the Bolte Bridge as part of the protest at peak hour this morning, causing major delays for commuters. Video from the 9NEWS […]

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Taxi licence owners rightly want bigger slice of Victorian government’s estimated $1 billion levy

According to The Leader Community News, written by Rebecca David, published on 9 February 2017 states that Victorian taxi  licence owners estimate a $2 levy tacked on to taxi, hire care and Uber trips will raise more than $1 billion over eight years — and want to […]

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ACT Government releases more taxi plates into the market

The ACT Taxi industry has rightly accused the ACT Labor Government of reneging on an agreement with its decision this week to release 50 extra taxi plates to the market over the coming year. According to Canberra Times, the taxi plates will cost $5000 a year to […]

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Katter’s Australian Party is set to introduce more legislation into Queensland Parliament to protect the taxi industry.

Katter’s Australian Party is set to introduce more legislation into Queensland Parliament to protect the taxi industry. Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter plans to draft a private member’s bill to create a separate authority to enforce ride sharing laws, in response to the rise of companies such […]

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Uber drivers subject to same strict legal requirements as taxi operators

UBER drivers would be forced to provide their ABNs and trip data to Queensland’s Transport Department as well as the Australian Taxation Office under a plan to ensure they are complying with the same tax laws as taxi licence holders.

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Sydney Uber driver stopped to buy condoms and water before raping woman in back seat: court

Sydney Uber driver stopped to buy condoms and water before raping woman in back seat: court A Sydney Uber driver stopped at a petrol station to buy condoms and a bottle of water before he allegedly raped a sleeping woman in the back seat of his car, […]

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