Security cameras proposed for uber drivers' private cars as new Queensland legislation goes through Parliament
17 May 2017, ABC News
By Lexy Hamilton-Smith and staff
Uber drivers may be forced to install security cameras in their private cars under a raft of legal changes recommended for ride-booking laws by Queensland Parliament.
An unusually large number of suggested amendments to the proposed new legislation about ride-booking have been recommended before the bill is passed.
A state parliamentary committee said the Personalised Transport legislation should be accepted by MPs, but with 16 recommendations.
The proposed raft of legal changes include a register of banned drivers, rules stopping Uber drivers pulling double shifts, and a review of whether security cameras are needed in private cars.
But Taxi Council chief executive Benjamin Wash said not enough was being done to strengthen regulations.
"The report has fallen far short of what we expected — the proposed legislation by the Government really does nothing to protect the consumers, protect drivers or owners, it really does very little to address the concerns the industry has," he said.
"Many of those recommendations in the proposed legislation, the Government says one thing, but the legislation is going to do another.