23 November 2015
Reports that NSW may legalise uber won’t affect QLD – Taxi Council
Taxi Council Queensland (TCQ) says reports of illegal taxi service uber being legalised in New South Wales should not affect any future decision by the Queensland Government, as this state’s industry is very different.
TCQ chief executive officer Benjamin Wash also said the reason given by unnamed NSW “Government sources” for the proposed move was bizarre and worrying.
The Daily Telegraph reported today that “Government sources described state regulation of uber as “inevitable”, saying the service would have continued to operate under the radar had it not been legalised”.
“This is an unbelievable precedent. Is the NSW Government seriously saying that any company wealthy enough to keep breaking the law and thumbing its nose at regulation will ‘inevitably’ become legal because the Government is too weak to uphold the law?
Brendan Trembath reported this story on Monday, November 23, 2015 18:40:00
Gordana Blazevic is the CEO of Gold Coast Cabs and Vice President of the Taxi Council Queensland. She is also a criminologist and former advisor to the Beattie Government on lockout laws. This morning she appeared on the program to talk about the potential impacts of the proposed 1am lockout laws on the taxi industry, and in the general community. She spoke very powerfully. Is it alcohol or drugs that is the real issue here? Listen to what Gordana had to say here:
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