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Study: Uber and Lyft are Increasing Traffic Deaths

An additional 1,100 deaths a year thanks to commerical rideshare “green companies” that also create congestion and pollution  According to …
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UBER FALSIFIES CLAIMS OF ENDING SEXUAL ASSAULTS COMMITTED BY DRIVERS AND OPENLY OBSTRUCTS LAW ENFORCEMENT

SEXUAL ASSAULTS COMMITTED BY DRIVERS – WHAT IS UBER DOING ABOUT THIS? According to ridesafeworld.com, posted November 14, 2018 by Justin La …
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“Ride-sharing” = path to new age slavery

How multinational companies illegally enter world markets in order to destroy small businesses by John Golawski W.A. – 19 May 2016 …
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Didi Chuxing is set to launch in Melbourne, Australia

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is set to launch in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 June as it continues its international …
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Uber facing ban in Turkey after Erdogan backs taxis

Uber is “finished” in Turkey Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Istanbul taxi drivers that their rival, ride-hailing app …
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Uber GST ruling now have to pay. What about the last 3 years?

Uber has had such a long free kick regarding not paying GST over the past 3 years, that it is …
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Failure by RMS and now Point to Point Transport to enforce fines on rideshare

Failure by RMS and now Point to Point Transport to enforce fines on rideshare vehicles. Not a level playing field …
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Passenger feeling ‘violated’ as a Perth Uber driver’s creepy text message leaves

Uber vs Taxis: which is better? Answer is simple. As stated in News.com.au on 15 May 2018, a PERTH man …
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Uber driver charged Sydney’s east NSW

Another Uber driver arrested with two counts of indecency and two counts of common assault As stated on 2gb on …
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Places in the world that have banned Uber

According to the Independant, here is a comprehensive list of all of the places you won’t be able to order an …
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Uber loses licence in Brighton as seaside resort becomes FOURTH UK city to move against fir

57 million accounts affected worldwide and still the Government in NSW is sitting on its hands Brighton and Hove City …
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$70 for 4km: Commuter shock at Uber surge pricing during train chaos

The real question is why are the State Governments NOT cracking down on surge pricing? Uber are at it again …
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Uber drivers complain about ATO’s approach to gig economy

On 6 April 2018 Nassim Khadem has written in the Sydney Morning Herald that Uber drivers caught by a GST …
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SIRA’s view on how NSW taxi premiums compare to ride share?

Ride sharing companies have the technology that enables them to readily identify when the vehicle is being used for ride …
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How are NSW ride sharing CTP premiums calculated?

The way ride sharing premiums are calculated has changed from 1 April 2018. From 1 April, for journeys starting in …
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SIRA ON NSW CTP

Commercial Ride Share CTP in NSW to go live April 1 2018 Members were updated on SIRA’s Taxi, Hire Car …
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Arizona governor and Uber kept self-driving program secret, emails reveal

Why such cozyness? …. open to wearing an Uber T-shirt at an official event! A cozy relationship with governor Doug …
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Video Shows Uber Robot Car Rammed Into Pedestrian

Video footage of Uber robot risehare car also appears to show human safety operator at the wheel was looking down …
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Uber suspends self-driving car tests after vehicle hits and kills woman crossing the street in Arizona

An Uber self-driving car has hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, marking the first time a …
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Green slip overhaul to take effect for point-to-point vehicles from July 2017 and pigs might fly

Non-compliance by rideshare on CTP? In a  NSW Government media release | 20/07/2016 it was stated that NSW is set to …
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/ Political, Rideshare

Uber suspends service in Morocco after two years

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Uber said on Monday it would suspend operations in Morocco, two years after they began, as it …
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Judge paves way for taxi lawsuit Plate owners in Ottawa a get green light to proceed with $215M class action

Judge paves way for taxi lawsuit Plate owners get green light to proceed with $215M class action over city’s decision …
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Uber driving a huge rise in transport costs

Transport expenditure on the way up for taxis Detailed analysis of CBA customers spending habits show a lot of customers …
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Uber could reign in WA’s $410m public transport bill with no reference to taxis in this grand scheme

Who is running WA State transport system? According to Daniel Mercer Saturday, 13 January 2018 published in the West Australian, …
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Fight fire with fire as signs and social media posts upset Uber drivers in Townsville

ANDREW BACKHOUSE, Townsville Bulletin on January 16, 2018  wrote that taxi and Uber drivers are at war in Townsville (coastal …
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Uber drivers banned from Optus Stadium collection and drop-off in Perth WA

As stated by an exclusive, Kim Macdonald, PerthNow on January 6, 2018 UBER and other ride-sharing drivers have been banned …
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Time will tell if this is the end of Uber in Australia

According to the newdaily.com.au written by Jackson Stiles back in 7:51pm, Jun 30 2017, an Australian investigation into the employment practices …
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$350 for 30 minute ride: Couple warn Uber users think twice

As stated in the Townsville Bulletin, written by SARAH DIONYSIUS, Sunshine Coast Daily on 19 December, there are no hidden …
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Uber Is a Taxi Service, the European Union’s highest Court Rules and this has global implications including Australia

Uber is a transportation business, no longer just a technology provider  As stated in the New York Times By Liz Alderman  …
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Uber Queensland to increase fares and add ‘wait fee’. Taxis will likely regain their value in 2018.

According to Couerier Mail, December 8, 2017, UBER is set to increase its fares across Queensland and other parts of …
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Uber says 1.2 million Australian accounts were breached and another reason to catch a taxi

In the Financial Review on Dec 1 2017 at 4:38 PM  Updated Dec 1 2017 at 4:45 PM the article …
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Uber says 2.7 million in UK were affected by security breach

London mayor Sadiq Khan says ride-hailing service must take action after ‘catastrophic’ incident. Uber has admitted that 2.7 million people …
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Uber fined $11.7 million for hiring drivers with criminal records

Regulators in the US found that dozens of drivers were operating there despite criminal histories. According to The Sydney Morning …
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Hijacked Uber accounts are selling cheaper than Frosty Fruits. It just doesn’t stop.

Hijacked Uber account in Brisbane Australia and more. ABC Brisbane reporter Josh Bavas learned his account had been hijacked when …
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Uber concealed huge data breach – hackers found 57 million names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers. Time to catch a cab!!

600,000 Uber drivers had their names and license details exposed. Time to catch a taxi!! According to the BBC news written …
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Uber London licence appeal ‘could take years’

Uber’s licence expired in October but its drivers can continue to operate in the capital while it pursues an appeal.  …
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An Uber rider is suing the company, claiming it shouldn’t have hired driver who allegedly raped her

According to CNBC written by Paayal Zaveri|Deirdre Bosa and Published 15 Nov 2017 Updated 16 Nov 2017 , an Uber …
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Queensland Uber Drivers Will Need a Taxi Licence From Next Year

It’s the latest in a series of introduced requirements for the ride-hailing service as stated in broadsheet.com.au on 03 October 2017 by MATT …
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Uber rape case: Gold Coast driver claims passenger rested head on his shoulder

As stated in the Courier Mail in Queensland, Vanda Carson, The Courier-Mail on October 30, 2017 following article is provided: …
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Are rideshare background control checks up to standard when vetting drivers? You decide

According to NEW JERSEY REAL-TIME NEWS on on November 1, 2017 at 6:56 PM, the man accused of killing eight people …
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