28 Jan '15, 4am

@rgmerk uproar over calls to ban uber.

Should ridesharing be banned? Posted on 16 Jan 2015 Unfortunately, the question of regulating ridesharing services is much more complex than revealed in the 7.30 Report story on 14 January ('Illegal ride-sharing service UberX outsmarts transport inspectors, disrupting undercover stings' ). Taxi businesses in Victoria go to significant lengths and incur considerable costs to comply with applicable laws and regulations. This results in commercial passenger vehicle services that are highly compliant with the law. More recently we have seen new service providers enter the market that do not adhere to the law. As a result, legitimate taxi businesses are now facing competition from businesses which clearly operate outside of the law and do not face the same costs that result from complying with the law. Taxi Services Commissioner Graeme Samuel's comments to the effect that banni...

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