By AAP, May 24, 2017
The Queensland government will introduce legislation to state parliament on Wednesday to reform the operations of ride-sharing services like Uber.
A parliamentary committee earlier this month made 16 recommendations for the new legislation, including that ride-sharing services won't need cameras installed, with that measure to be reviewed after 18 months of the new laws taking effect.
Taxi Council Queensland slammed the move as a "cop-out" but Uber supported it because it would keep costs down for its drivers.
Other recommendations included rules stopping drivers doing a shift in a taxi and then an Uber, as well as a register of blacklisted drivers.
The introduction of the legislation is the beginning of the end of a process which began with the legalisation of Uber and similar ride-sharing services last year.
The taxi industry has strongly opposed the acceptance of ride-sharing, saying it undermines its business model and threatens the livelihoods of thousands of drivers and owners.
But Uber has always maintained it wants to work with taxis, offering a more flexible model for both passengers and drivers.