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Former Taxi Services Commissioner Graeme Samuel labels The Fels Report a 'dud'

The Fells inquiry into the taxi industry has been labelled a "dud" by the former Taxi Services Commissioner...

Uber argues it is not a taxi to avoid GST

After years of intense lobbying to get the privileges of the taxi industry, ride sharing app Uber has refused to be labelled a taxi in order to avoid GST.

Cabbies brace for impact

TAXI drivers are preparing to be slammed this weekend due to the combination of new state alcohol laws, the three-day Supercars event and more than 1100 medical students attending a conference in the city.

Unlicensed taxi driver dragged female inspector with her head in cab

An unlicensed taxi driver dragged a female cab inspector 50 metres while her head was in the car before she managed to scramble into the vehicle and make a citizen's arrest in Melbourne.

Uber backs ‘rank and hail’ option for taxis

CONTROVERSIAL rideshare app Uber will support a proposal to give taxis exclusive ­access to the lucrative “rank and hail” system.

Wheelchair taxi subsidy doubled to $60 per trip

PEOPLE with disabilities have waited 16 years for the New South Wales Government to increase its subsidy for wheelchair-accessible taxi trips.

Queensland Uber drivers cop $786k in fines

Uber has launched a campaign urging Queenslanders to 'fine' the premier for punishing drivers of the ride-sharing service who face nearly $800,000 in penalties. The company is running advertisements featuring a link to a website which enables the public to create infringement notices addressed to Annastacia Palaszczuk for 'fining people for providing safe, reliable and affordable rides'. Uber drivers have been slapped with $786,405 in fines since laws cracking down on illegal taxi services came into force a month ago.

Uber drivers unite to drive their case home

CONTROVERSIAL ride-sharing service Uber will attempt to bolster public support with an aggressive advertising campaign as it goes on the offensive against the State Government over legislation passed last month.

$20,000 compo for taxi plate owners

WESTERN Australia’s 1035 taxi plate owners will each receive about $20,000 in compensation, following a State Government decision to legalise ride-sharing services such as Uber.

Taxis Finally Decide To Run At Uber Head-On By Introducing Fixed Fares

Taxis Finally Decide To Run At Uber Head-On By Introducing Fixed Fares...

Mum’s Taxi bid to make women safer

A NEW ride-sharing app being designed by a Clifton Hill single mother is hoping to make women feel safer when getting around town.

App to offer fixed-price taxi rides

A NEW taxi booking service launching next week will give passengers a fixed price guarantee for their ride, as new entrants take advantage of reforms to the industry.

This one photo shows what happens to Uber when it's raining

Melbourne's taxi drivers protested against Uber outside parliament Tuesday morning. Uber's drivers probably did not care – they'd already made bank on Monday.

Lawyer says taxi sex assault due to woman sitting in front seat

Magistrate cites police delay in laying charges as his reason for not jailing driver who sexually assaulted young woman in cab...

Taxi industry 'being destroyed'

Angry taxi drivers accuse the government of abandonment, as they clash with police in an Uber protest

Has Cabcharge fixed the most annoying thing about catching a taxi?

CATCHING a cab may be about to get slightly less frustrating.

Taxi owners pledge $1.2 million to fight Uber

Taxi industry amasses war chest to fight for survival...

New calls for the Taxi industry to introduce surge pricing during peak times

Neil Mitchell spoke with Uber's newest high profile supporter has called for the Taxi industry to introduce surge pricing...

Professor Allan Fels takes fight for fare from taxi inquiry to board of Uber

The man who was once charged with saving Victoria's troubled taxi industry has taken a job with its nemesis - Uber.

'That's nuts': No new taxi licences for four years

Taxis would become more commonplace on Sydney's streets under a controversial proposal by Cabcharge.

Wheelchair taxi vouchers changes held up by Uber reforms

Disabled groups can't understand why new rules for ride sharing services like Uber were approved overnight but they have to wait until 2017 for changes to the ...

The dark side of Uber: why the sharing economy needs tougher rules | Greg Jericho

The last thing governments can afford to do is ignore the boom in peer-to-peer services and their impact on the economy

Every cab owner in South Australia will get $30,000 as Uber is legalised

South Australia has become the latest state to legalise ride sharing services, opening the gates for the likes of Uber and GoCatch to enter the market.

As a result, the local government is spending $34 million, paying $30,000 in compensation to each of the 1,137 taxi licence holders, funded by a $1 tariff on fares. Licence lessees will receive $50 a week compensation for up to 11 months...

UberX not yet willing to commit to Adelaide transport market

The ride-sharing company threatens to stay out of the Adelaide market unless the South Australian Government relaxes new regulations that would legalise its operation.

MPs to consider Uber X in South Australia

Laws to make ride-sharing services like Uber X legal in South Australia will be introduced into Parliament by the State Opposition, but the Government says the proposal lacks detail.