23 Jun '14, 6am
The Anti-competitve Qld Taxi Council is lobbying the LNP directly to halt @Uber_Brisbane.
As many of you will be aware, Premier Campbell Newman received a phone call while on 612 ABC Brisbane regarding uber. The Premier’s comments were taken by uber and quickly translated into an article with the following heading: “Queensland Premier gives uber the green light”. Subsequent to this article being posted on the internet I contacted the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Scott Emerson, to confirm if the Premier had been quoted out of context and whether the Government’s position on ensuring compliance with existing regulation had changed. The Minister confirmed that uber had been issued a “cease and desist” letter last week and would be required to comply with existing regulations. In the meantime, the head of AAP was contacted by Mercer PR to request that the article be amended to incorporate comments from TCQ and to change the headline as it was misleading. ...