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Taxi News – 2017/2018

Read the latest news on the taxi industry in Australia.

 

New York’s Uber drivers first to get minimum wage

As stated in the SMH on 5 Dec 2018,  New York City’s taxi and limousine commission has voted to set …
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Will the Taxi industry land a blow against Uber? The lawyers will.

Justin Smith at 2GB speaks to Blair Davies the CEO of the Australian Taxi Industry Association about the class action …
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Largest class action in Australia as lawsuit against Uber goes national

As stated in the SMH by Timna Jacks 28 November 2018, a major class action against Uber will be opened …
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Qld Taxi Owners vow to fight Queensland Government in $1b compensation claim for legalising Uber

As stated in the ABC News on 22/11/2018 by By Dom Vukovic and Adam Stephen , Taxi drivers (in this context meaning owners ) are …
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ACT On Demand Transport Industry reforms – ODTI industry roundtable session (5 Dec 11.00AM – 2.00PM)

The ACT Government’s 2015 reforms to the on-demand transport industry have had a significant impact on consumers and industry participants …
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Qld Taxi Owners take legal action against Queensland State Government

As stated in the North West Star by Melissa North on NOVEMBER 21 2018,  KAP Federal Leader and Member for …
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MEDIA ALERT: SFF Holds Talks with Illawarra Taxi Industry After Government Botches Compensation

SFF Holds Talks with Illawarra Taxi Industry After Government Botches Compensation   Tonight Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Robert …
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Deborah Sams, Business Advisor’s letter to taxi owners in NSW on Hardship Assistance process and TOSBA’s response

Letter From Deborah Sams ,Business Advisor Hi, I hope you are well. Just following on from John Megas’s email regarding …
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NEWSFLASH: NOTICE OF URGENT TAXI INDUSTRY MEETING IN ILLAWARRA

NOTICE OF URGENT TAXI INDUSTRY MEETING: WHEN: Wednesday 7th November @ 6pm sharp. LOCATION: Illawarra Leagues Club, 97 Church Street, …
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NSW Legislative Assembly Questions and Answers on Additional Assistance Payment Scheme

9323 – ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENT SCHEME Donato, Philip to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure How can the Government justify …
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Issue of rideshare cap

Serious questions with strange responses in Legislative House Papers Donator, Philp to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure – “NSW …
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Legeslative Council Hansard – 23 May 2018 – POINT TO POINT TRANSPORT ON HARDSHIP

Where is the money for hardship? Minister for Transport & Infrastructure on notice Question to the Minister Hon. Don Harwin, …
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SHOOTERS FISHERS & FARMERS PARTY Legislative Council Hansard – 18 September 2018 – Proof – TAXI

TAXI INDUSTRY NOW ON THE AGENDA IN NSW STATE PARLIAMENT The Hon. ROBERT BROWN (16:13): My question without notice is …
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SHOOTERS FISHERS & FARMERS PARTY Legislative Council Hansard – 24 May 2018 – Proof – TAXI INDUSTRY

SHOOTERS FISHERS & FARMERS PARTY  FIGHTING FOR THE NSW TAXI INDUSTRY IN STATE PARLIAMENT HOUSE The Hon. ROBERT BROWN (18:25): …
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The Hon. Robert Borsak letter to Mr John Megas IIlawarra Taxi Network

Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party outlining issues to Illawarra You can download the letter sent to Mr John Megas, General …
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Shooters Fishers & Farmers Party say “Support the New South Wales taxi industry”

Sign the petition and help us get 10,000 signatures to debate this issue in Parliament so that the taxi industry …
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Taxi and Uber fares to jump after levy passes parliament on unfair buyback in WA

As stated in WA Today, WA’s on-demand transport industry is set for its biggest shakeup ever following the passage of …
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Melbourne cab drivers sue Uber for $500 million in damages and ‘lost profits’

As stated at 9News.com.au, Melbourne cab drivers are suing Uber for $500 million, claiming the ride sharing giant deprived them …
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Pauline Hanson’s One Nation set to form an alliance with Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is forming an alliance with a gun owners’ rights party that could shake up politics in …
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Suicides Get Taxi Drivers Talking: ‘I’m Going to Be One of Them’

Suicides in New York triggers council to approve cap on Uber and other rideshare vehicles As stated in The New …
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Wheels come off Merimbula, Eden taxi service

Can’t sell the taxi business Eden and Merimbula residents and visitors to the area will be left without a taxi …
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WA MPs condemn ride-share company Uber

Daniel Mercer stating in The West Australian on Thursday, 20 September 2018 makes it clear that State Government MPs have …
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ACT Taxi Plate Owners Association objection to release of taxi plates

Government on Notice Below is the letter sent to ACT Minister: Dear Minister Re ACT Taxi Plate Owners Association objection …
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ACT Government should reconsider compensation for taxi-plate holders

Canberra’s taxi operators could be forgiven for thinking they an endangered species following the ACT government’s decision to release another …
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NSW Shooters, Fishers & Farmers Party -The Hon. ROBERT BORSAK defending NSW Taxi Owners

Hon. ROBERT BORSAK speaking in NSW State Parliament on 18/09/2018 stating how the Government  has basically failed to deliver on …
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Tony Abbott interview with Alan Jones 2GB on taxi compensation and scheme can’t be a pittance

Commence to listen the audio at 21:50 with Tony Abbott (former Prime Minister) on the need for proper taxi compensation. Mr Abbott …
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Taxi convoy planned for next Wednesday Newcastle to Macquarie St to circle Parliament House during Question Time

As stated in the Telegraph on 19/09/2018 written by Anna Caldwell: “I can reveal the party is planning to breathe …
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‘People in ACT are crying to me on the phone’: Taxi owners face bankruptcy

A reporter for The Canberra Times, Daniel Burdon has highlighted on 19 September 2018 the injustice being faced by taxi …
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NSW Taxi Owners Small Business Assn. (TOSBA) Petition

Note: Replies to PO Box 751 Balgowlah NSW 2093 only. Original signatories only on paper copy. No scanned / electronic …
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA : go slow on main roads by taxis

Unacceptable offering by WA State Government When legislated, taxi licenses will be converted to On Demand Vehicle. Taxi licence buy …
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NORTHERN TERRITORY Taxi drivers already feeling the heat after Uber’s Darwin launch

Consistent  Inequity for Taxi Industry in NT From WILL ZWAR, NT News: TAXI drivers want to remind Top End ride …
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Proposal for one-year ride share moratorium would give taxi’s a boost. But why only one year?

Time for a correction with a limit to number of rideshare vehicles WITH the value of Queensland’s taxi industry having …
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Queensland Taxi Owners on the road to bankruptcy

Queensland’s Taxi licence prices plunge 77 per cent $380,941 to $85,676 As stated in the The Courier-Mail on September 2, …
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WA MPs sent death threats. Whats next?

WA MPs sent death threats amid taxi plans Police are investigating death threats sent to the homes of two West …
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NSW Taxi Industry in dire straits as income continues to drop

The NSW hardship package for the NSW Taxi Industry does not specify amounts entitled to and is now too little …
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Queensland Taxi War – It Begins

Taxi licence owners are waging war on the Qld state government, banding together to fund a legal fight over ride …
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The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party: Our Taxi Industry Deserves Better

The New South Wales Taxi Council has lost all credibility as a legitimate representative of the taxi industry The Shooters …
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Spain taxi drivers end Uber strike after license limits agreed

Actions Speak Louder Than Words Pablo Rodero MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish taxi drivers ended a six-day strike late on Wednesday …
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Taxi Warfare in Western Australia about to commence

Enough is Enough with WA Government Broken Promises ANGRY taxi plate owners have threatened to “disrupt Perth” in a major …
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ABC Report: Why taxi licence holders are killing themselves

Australian Taxi Suicides Journalist: Alex Mann from ABC covers the heart of the story. Its all about  Mums and Dads …
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ABC Report: Lives and livelihoods destroyed in response to collapse of Australian taxi licence values

Taxi suicides in Australia After a spate of recent suicides, taxi licence holders and their families are warning of the …
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LETTER FROM TOSBA PRESIDENT – Additional Assistance Payment Scheme Announced Monday 2nd July 2018

2nd August 2018 Additional Assistance Payment Scheme Announced Monday 2nd July 2018 I want to encourage all Taxi plate owners, …
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Major change to taxi roof signs in 30 years

27 July 2018 –  ‘TAXI’, ‘CAB’ or ‘CABS’ The Acting Point to Point Transport Commissioner, Tara McCarthy, has announced that …
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Additional Assistance Payment Scheme FAQ

Would I be eligible for a payment? Is this really fair? The Scheme is limited to a maximum of $142 …
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NSW Taxi Industry Additional Assistance Payment Scheme

NSW Additional Assistance Hire Vehicles Payment (AAHVP) Scheme not just for taxi owners NSW Transport Point to Point has released …
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6 Suicides in 7 months, Traffic Hell in NYC Spur Second Look at Uber’s Growth

Six cabbies in seven months, commit suicide In New York, the rise of Uber and other ride-share companies means gridlock …
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Cabcharge enters agreement to acquire Mobile Technologies International Pty Ltd

As stated in Listcorp, Cabcharge Australia Limited (Cabcharge, ASX:CAB) has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued …
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Jacinta Allan complaining but no regard for taxi owners

Jacinta Allan apparently is complaining that threats have been made against her. Unfortunately she takes no responsibility for the destruction of …
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Why Join Tosba

A CALL TO ARMS FROM TOSBA TO ALL INDUSTRY PARTICIPANTS What is TOSBA about? In a single word “JUSTICE”, Justice …
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NSW Parliament Hansard Paper On NSW Taxi Industry – 24 MAY 2018

TAXI INDUSTRY The Hon. ROBERT BROWN ( 18:25 ): Tonight I speak about the New South Wales taxi industry: specifically, …
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Reduction in Compulsory Third Party (CTP) levy for NSW Taxis to equivalent to class 1

New blood into the NSW taxi industry with the reduction in Compulsory Third Party (CTP) levy for Taxis  NSW Government …
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Qld Govt takes Cairns taxi owners for a rip-off ride

According to Katters Party, KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy has fronted media in Cairns today alongside dozens of …
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What reform to CTP means for taxis and ride sharing

Reforms to compulsory third party insurance (CTP) will mean a level playing field for taxis, hire cars and ride sharing …
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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 taxi CTP premiums calculated?

The way taxi premiums are calculated has changed from 1 April 2018 as stated by SIRA. Taxis now have a …
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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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Western Australia $120m cabbie compensation set to pass

The WA state government could introduce a 10% increase to level the playing field. A $120 million compensation scheme for cabbies …
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NSW Taxi Council Fights to ensure taxis remain in Anzac Day March 2018

Listen to The Ray Hadley Morning Show with RSL President James Brown – “NSW RSL back tracks on banning taxis from ANZAC …
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA – BEST UNVEILS POLICY TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR SA’S EMBATTLED TAXI INDUSTRY

As of 10 MARCH 2018 SA-BEST today unveiled a suite of initiatives – including increasing the current compensation scheme by $10,000 …
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CTP – Green Slip refund cheques in the post

Victor Dominello MP Minister for Finance, Services and Property As stated on the NSW Government Finance, Services & Innovation website …
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Cabcharge CEO wins back Millennials in Uber fight in NSW and the tide is turning

New lease of life for the taxi industry Andrew Skelton, the chief executive of taxi payments company Cabcharge, said there …
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Transport for NSW reaffirms NSW Government’s commitment on taxi licences

The NSW Government states that it is mindful of the pressures being experienced by the taxi industry in many parts of …
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CURRENT AFFAIRS PRESENTATION UBER VERSUS TAXIS – 19 FEB 2018

Chanel 9 Current Affairs presentation of Uber versus Taxis regrettably did not cover the real costs associated with being a …
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Western Australia (WA) Premier wants taxi drivers to ‘sell plate deal’

Daniel Mercer in The West Australian website published Saturday, 17 February 2018  states that Mark McGowan has moved to enlist …
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Southern Highlands Taxis operator Laurie Stewart speaks out against IPART draft report

As stated in the Southern Highland News  on 31 January 2017, Highlands taxi operator Laurie Stewart believes a proposal to …
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Martin Rogers discusses Taxis CTP, Levy & Compensation on Nights with Steve Price on 2GB Audio Here

2GB interview with NSW Taxi Council CEO addressing the disparity in the NSW taxi assistance/hardship compensation package Martin Rogers , …
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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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Micheal McLaren is joined by the NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner Barbara Wise to discuss the levy kicking into gear Feb 1 2018

A radio interview with Barbara Wise, Point to Point Commissioner of NSW put on the spot on value of plates …
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Passenger Service Levy – Q&As for passengers

The actual Questions and Answers pdf document can be downloaded here. What is the Passenger Service Levy? The temporary $1 …
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Special Media Report 31 January 2018 NSW Taxi Council on TV

Watch video on NSW Taxi Media Report 2018 interview with NSW Taxi Council ABC Chats to NSW Taxi Council about the …
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A $1 tax on NSW Uber and taxi rides starts : Thursday 1 Feb 2017

Uber has sent out an email to NSW users warning them about a $1 levy plus GST which will be …
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Help needed to end taxi troubles. NSW Government needs to recognise the extra cost for wheelchair taxis

Mr Triming in the Western Advocate says the NSW Government needs to recognise the extra cost and competition faced by …
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New taxis are hitting the road in Melbourne. Oiii!

Taxis are back with vengeance Ride share services such as Uber may have torn apart the taxi industry but the founders of Oiii believe …
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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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$1 Passenger Service Levy collection

Up to $142 million in The Passenger Service Levy will commence on 1 February 2018, to allow service providers to …
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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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Cabs become cheaper than Uber. Thats correct Uber surge limit will hit the passengers pocket

The research found taxis became cheaper in weekday daytime hours when the Uber surge limit was at 1.4 times the …
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Cabs offering discounts to lure customers from Uber whilst Uber is to to increase fees per km

According to Courier Mail, written by Darren Cartwright 13 December 2017, taxis are offering discounts to lure customers from Uber …
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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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Taxi CTP premium option now available – calculated by Per Kilometre Calculation method

Green Slip refunds As a result, premiums paid by point-to-point transport vehicle owners, such as taxis, hire cars and ride …
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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 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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TAXI and hire-car drivers in Victoria, Australia are preparing to launch a multimillion-dollar class action against ride-share giant Uber

According to an article written by Matt Johnston, in the Herald Sun November 20, 2017  taxi and hire-car drivers are …
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Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Green Slips gives cabs a fresh start in NSW

CTP for taxis in NSW will drop from $8336 own to $4932 a massive saving of $3405. The new CTP …
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Taxi Plate for lease in ACT Canberra

Special discounted taxi plate for lease in ACT Canberra available at $350/week ex gst for 1 year lease agreement.  Please …
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Watch A Current Affair 2017 Uber warning – A price in personal safety

On 18 October 2017, A Current Affairs has issued a warning about some Uber drivers behaving inappropriately to their passengers …
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Taxi licence buy-back Victoria: State Government faces bill to stop compo income taxTaxi licence buy-back Victoria: State Government faces bill to stop compo income tax

As stated 11 September 2017 in the Herald Sun by Tom Minear, National Political Reporter, the Andrews Government could face …
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Australian taxi industry calls for Uber review following London ban

The taxi industry has called for a review of Uber’s licensing agreements in Australia following London’s decision to strip the company of …
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Taxi Council calls on Gov to force Uber to use cameras

THE Queensland Taxi Council have called on the State Government to force Uber drivers to fit security cameras in cars …
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Calls for Uber to be investigated over ‘greyball’ tactics in Australia to evade authorities

Back in March 2017 stated in the SMH, a request was made in relation to Uber to be investigated over …
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Uber blocked from operating in London after company deemed not ‘fit and proper’. Uber London loses licence to operate

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing …
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Point to Point Transport Free Road Show Forums – An Update

Point to Point Transport Commissioner: An Introduction for Industry The Point to Point (Taxis and Hire Vehicles Act) 2016 will come into …
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NSW taxi point to point transport 2017 regulation finalised

Point to Point Transport – The facts The NSW Point to Point Transport (taxis and Hire vehicles) regulations  2017 has …
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Cabcharge is back in the race

Australia has 20,500 taxis on the roads under various brands. In comparison, even till today, there are 65,000 Uber drivers beetling around …
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Cabcharge’s full-year profit was $13.7 million – up from $10.3 million

On a continuing operations basis, Cabcharge’s full-year profit was $13.7 million – up from $10.3 million for the comparable operations …
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Melbourne airport taxi drivers blockade roads protesting against Rideshare Uber at airport

As the Victorian State Government destroys investments made by families who have invested their life savings in the taxi industry, …
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One-dollar levy to “compensate” Victorian taxi licence holders for rideshare. Government robbing taxi plate licence owners.

THE new $1 levy slapped on every taxi and Uber ride will pay for red tape as well as compensating …
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NSW State Government listening to Ubers suggestion to help it subsidise rides to train stations instead of building additional carparks

According to the  Australian DailyTelegraph, UBER wants the state government to subsidise rides for commuters going to and from train …
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Could Uber quit in Australia leaving a gap to be filled by taxis and other rideshare providers?

Uber could be forced to pay its drivers the minimum wage if successful as a test case As stated in thenewdaily.com.au …
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London Taxis are here with a signed deal of $80m deal to supply Australia and New Zealand

According to motoring.com.au, London Taxi Co has announced it has won a 10-year contract worth more than $80 million to …
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Taxi rage as insurance hike looms under new plan welcomed by Uber

Taxi drivers, owner drivers and operators in Tasmania should not be penalised and virtually pay triple the premium of Uber …
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WA to introduce taxi plate buyback scheme.

As stated in The Australian March 31, 2017, an industry-funded taxi plate buyback scheme will be introduced by the West Australian …
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A win for drivers with pre-paid taxi fares now in country NSW

The introduction of pre-paid taxi fares is in line with Sydney and provides greater assurance and protection to both customers …
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Implementation ACT Working Group Survey of Taxi Plate Owners – ACT Survey Form attached

To all ACTTPOA members, The above attached re-drafted Survey for taxi plate owners has been received again from Government.  Having received …
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Privacy breach on hijacked Uber account being sold plus logins and passwords can be bought on the dark web.

Australian taxi cabs should be used as alternate transport as stolen Uber logins and passwords can now be bought on …
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Shock for Australian Uber drivers. ATO writes to 60,000 Uber drivers on GST

Uber drivers in Australia need to declare their income One third of rideshare drivers are yet to register for GST or …
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Victorian Uber bill gains support but at a cost to taxi owners

The Victorion State Government accepted Sex Party MP Fiona Patten’s recommendations for a $1 levy, and for the Essential Services …
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According to Harvard Business Review, Uber Can’t Be Fixed — It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down

It is is time for Uber regulators to shut it down The following is an extract from Harvard Business Review …
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Taxi owner compo deal for Victorian taxi plate licence owners needs to ‘reflect the reality’, parliamentary inquiry says

As stated in The Age on 8th June 2017, the Victoria’s taxi buy-out scheme is basically unfair and the money …
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Not a cent paid from Victorian taxi hardship fund, months after its announcement

As stated in The Age on 15 June 2017, when the Andrews government announced in August it would spend $50 million …
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Letter received from Minister Ramsay – Acknowledgement of a Partial Buy Back Proposal

To all ACTTPOA Members, Issued 6 June 2017  I am pleased to pass onto you all the above letter received …
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Queensland taxi licence values drop further amid new ride-sharing laws

THE assault on the value of taxi licences in Brisbane brought about by ride-sharing service Uber has intensified as reported …
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NSW taxis owners dying before they can receive any compensation due to the ineffectual performance of Transport for NSW Point to Point

NSW taxis owners dying before receiving any hardship compensation According to NSW Road and Maritime Services (RMS) records, there are 37 deceased …
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Sydney’s taxis allowed to turn off their meters while NSW taxi owners are dying before receiving hardship compensation due to NSW Transport Point to Point failed to act

Sydney taxis will be able to turn off their meters Fare de­regulation will mean the end of fixed taxi fare …
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Your taxi ride in NSW is about to get cheaper but taxi owners still out of pocket

SYDNEYSIDERS can expect to enjoy cheaper taxi rides under new laws aimed at helping drivers compete with Uber. In a …
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Anthony Byrne Spoke in Victoria Parliament about the ongoing hardship of families involved in the Australian Taxi & Hire Car Industry.

“We must continue the fight for additional support for these families”. Spoke in Parliament this evening about the ongoing hardship …
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Suicide now recognized as a growing problem for taxi industry by Ex-Liberal Premier of Victoria – Jeff Kennett

Jeff Kennett explains why he’s gone into bat for Victoria’s taxi  industry Mr Kennett told 3AW it wasn’t enough. “If …
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Why choose a taxi driver instead of ride share services. Lets not forget…

Why choose a taxi driver instead of ride share services. Yes taxis are much safer! …
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Tougher Uber laws in Queensland aim to level playing field for taxi industry and ride-booking services

Ride booking services like Uber will now have to be licensed and pay annual licence fees in Queensland after new …
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IT’S WAR: Taxi drivers to make election a battle ground

THE war raging between taxi drivers and ride sharing company Uber will be a major election issue, Taxi Council Queensland …
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Taxi turmoil caused suicides, says Jeff Kennett

As stated in the Australian, May 24, 2017 written by Samantha Hutchinson, Victorian taxi drivers have lost homes and life …
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Uber CCTV flagged by Queensland parliamentary committee

UBER drivers may be forced to install cameras in their private cars to record passengers under a raft of legal …
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Uber recommendations a ‘cop-out’: taxis

Taxi Council Queensland has labelled the recommendations from a Queensland parliamentary committee on the new ride-sharing laws a “cop-out.” The …
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BANG TO RIGHTS Uber faces multi-million payout as judges say drivers are NOT self-employed

UBER could be forced to pay out millions of pounds after a tribunal ruled drivers are entitled to the minimum …
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Perth WA taxi drivers in despair over Uber cling to last hope of compensation

Crushed by the feeling she has been betrayed by the Government and abandoned by the public, 57-year-old Perth taxi owner …
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More than 70 penalty notices issued during weekend operation targeting taxis

ELEVEN taxis were pulled off the road on the weekend during a joint operation by Northern Beaches Highway Patrol and …
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Uber driver allegedly told Canberra passenger he was involved with IS, wanted to blow up Parliament. Another reason for safety cameras and alarms.

An Uber driver who allegedly told a passenger he was involved with Islamic State and planned to blow up Parliament …
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Uber backs away from launching NT in face of government’s new regulatory model

Ride-booking company Uber has said it will not go ahead with plans to launch in the Northern Territory under the …
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Taxi plate owners promised ‘fair go’ as Uber fare levy mooted by new WA Government

An industry-funded buyback scheme will be introduced for WA taxi plate owners by the end of the year and could …
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Licence restrictions removed for Qld taxi owners, effective immediately

TAXI licence holders in Qld are no longer subject to high occupancy, owner/driver and green vehicle restrictions. Main Roads and …
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Uber broke Apple’s software privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn’t happy about it

Uber broke Apple’s privacy rules in its iOS app in an effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, resulting in chief executive …
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Cheaper taxis on the way with changes to insurance to level playing field against rideshare companies

Rideshare operators / drivers will have less of an unfair advantage with the reduction in CTP insurance premiums for taxis in …
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Only eight taxi licence holders have not applied for compensation as $60m is paid out

Almost $60 million has been paid out to taxi and limousine licence holders through the government’s transition scheme, with only …
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Melbourne Uber drivers strike for day over pay, safety

As stated in the Australian, people looking to catch an Uber in Melbourne today may have to hail a taxi …
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Have your say on the proposed point to point transport regulation 2017 – draft

Transport for NSW is seeking your feedback on the proposed Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) DRAFT Regulation …
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No increase in overall taxi licence numbers in NSW

Transport for NSW today announced 62 unrestricted annual taxi licences will be released in Sydney during the 2017-18 financial year …
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Adelaide City Councillor pushes for CBD pick-up areas for Uber and other ride share services

Councillor pushes for CBD pick-up areas for Uber.  Mr Martin motives are questionable when its stated that Govt is dragging …
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Uber v taxis battle continues with parties laying out where they stand

Labor A government bill, creating a taxi and limousine assistance package, passed in December 2016. The $100 million assistance package …
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Queensland Woman In Hospital After Being Run Over By Uber Driver, Now its sexual assault in Queensland.

Queensland Woman In Hospital After Being Run Over By Uber Driver Back in September 2015, after a long-running series of …
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Taxi and ride-sharing reform for WA

An industry-funded taxi plate buyback scheme will be introduced by the West Australian government, as the sector faces reforms to …
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Woman ‘punched and kicked in the back of an Uber cab by driver’

Police are hunting an Uber driver who allegedly punched and kicked a woman in his cab. An altercation took place …
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CTP Insurance Scheme

What reform means for taxis and ride sharing Reforms will mean a level playing field for taxis, hire cars and …
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Need for safety cameras in commercial ride share vehicles. Uber driver’s shocking rant

After being threatened by an Uber driver, “my girlfriend and I stood up to him and recorded it”. This may be …
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Uber driver allegedly attacks passenger

Mother, 25, suffers black eye in ‘racist assault’ by Asian Uber driver in UK who ‘called her a “white b***h” …
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Taxi plate owners say government has wrecked their retirement nest egg – a hardship story

Issue of compensation is still not on the table for taxi owners in ACT. For Chris Nichols, the decision to …
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Uber launch saw start of Sydney taxi plate price tumble, NSW State Government to blame.

Uber launched in Sydney in 2012, but was only legalised in 2015. Retirement funds are now gone. NSW State Government …
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Would-be Uber driver’s car catches fire on major road in Canberra

 BY LUKE STEPHENSON – ABC NEWS An Uber driver has made a lucky escape after his car caught fire while …
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Taxi compensation dispute gets heated as taxi drivers try to storm Victorian Parliament

MELBOURNE taxi drivers have attempted storm the Victorian Parliament as tensions rise over looming legislation to deregulate the industry. Up …
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A REPORT TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE REGULATED TAXI INDUSTRY

The Passenger Transport Act requires Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to determine prior to the 31st March the number of annual licences …
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Uber ‘legalised’ after Melbourne driver wins appeal in landmark case in May 2016. This must be questioned.

In news.com.au on DECEMBER 5, 2015, it was stated that Uber Melbourne: Ride sharing service effectively illegal as driver guilty …
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Next Victorian taxi blockade is scheduled for 9th March 2017

Next blockade…the day our fate is determined 9TH MARCH @9.30AM at Parliament. We need a massive crowd of taxis and …
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Victorian Cabbies want a fair go video clip on The Project

Congratulations to Sandy Spanos for standing up for Taxi & Hire Car Families who are in severe financial hardship on …
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The Weekly: Uber v. Taxis started back in July 2015

Uber’s illegal activity under the watchful eye of all State Governments in Australia started back in July 2015 …
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Melbourne taxi drivers again protest in Tullamarine Freeway convoy – against licence buyback payout figure

Why all this taxi disruption? Blame the State Government Many taxi owners within the industry are concerned the compensation for …
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The ATO is data matching to catch tax-dodging Uber drivers – GST crackdown

Business Insider on 17 January 2017 stated that last year, ATO wrote to 20,000 ridesharing drivers about their tax obligations …
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Uber loses GST fight with the Tax Office

The officers at the Australian Tax Office have decided that Uber drivers operating as a sharing economy service are now …
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‘Desperate times’: Taxi convoy heads to Bendigo (Victoria) for more protests

The Victorian taxi families want to be heard and want to be treated fairly, by Jacinta Allan and the Labor …
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Price Gouging Still Happening and NSW State Government not controlling it! Why?

Uber’s price gouging has reached unacceptable levels and is not regulated. In Melbourne New Year’s Eve 2017 post: Uber ‘surge’ …
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Facts about ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce the Competition …
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Pauline Hanson vows to take on Uber for destroying Queensland taxi industry

As a refresher, on Yahoo7 News on December 9, 2016, 10:39 am, One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson will take on …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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The ATO is data matching to catch tax-dodging Uber drivers and Airbnb landlords

ATO assistant commissioner Matthew Bambrick said that his organisation obtains more than 650 million records from “a range of third …
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Uber customers’ accounts were hacked by fraudsters

A warning for anyone who uses Uber after customers’ accounts were hacked by fraudsters who took them to the cleaners …
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Jeff Kennett slams Victorian taxi compensation

By Annika Smethurst, National politics reporter in http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/ “Many have borrowed against the asset value for their homes,” Mr Kennett …
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Ray Hadley: BYE BYE BAIRDY

 2GB have now removed the great audio track on 2GB Ray Hadley radio show that summarises the chaos the Mike …
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Why are we ignoring the government’s treatment of taxis?

Why as Australians are we ignoring the government’s treatment of taxis? People forget that many people who have been driving …
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Yellow Cabs taxis to launch fixed fares to tackle rise of Uber

Yellow Cabs will offer fixed fares for customers who telephone for a taxi in 2017 in the first return volley since …
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Cabcharge resigning from the NSW Taxi Industry Association (TIA) and NSW Taxi Council with effect from 31 December 2016.

Cabcharge has advised the NSW Taxi Council that its taxi networks will be resigning from the NSW Taxi Industry Association …
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NSW Premier Mike Baird is at it again

The Daily Telegraph published on 15 October 2016 the fact that Mike Baird opened Uber’s new Australian headquarters.  In the past …
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NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner

On 12 October 2016 Barbara Wise was announced as the inaugural NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner. Ms Wise has been appointed …
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