Felicity Caldwell l Brisbane Times l April 10, 2017
You might think a truce was called in the uber and taxi war when ride sharing was legalised in September 2016. But that has not stopped the issue from shaping up as a major battlefield for the upcoming Queensland state election.
Queensland's political parties have been laying out their policies on ride sharing. Photo: Getty ImagesHere's where the parties stand on the issue.
A government bill, creating a taxi and limousine assistance package, passed in December 2016.
The $100 million assistance package includes one-off payments of $20,000 per taxi licence, capped at two per owner, while limousine licence holders can apply for a payment of $10,000.
An LNP amendment to the bill passed, requiring the government to outline its plans for the industry within three months and have them implemented within six.
AdvertisementIt came after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced ride-sharing services such as Uber would become legal from September 5, 2016, in addition to reforms to level "the playing field".
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