Uber’s headline-grabbing protest, in which the company delivered 15,000 emails to the Queensland state government in a horse and cart, seems to have won out in the end.
On Thursday, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Facebook services such as Uber will be legalised from Sept. 5. in the state with the cutting of “80 pieces of taxi red tape.”
Like New South Wales (NSW), which legalised ridesharing in late 2015, Queensland will accompany the legal change with a taxi industry assistance package worth A$100 million and more than A$4 million in waived taxi fees over 12 months. Read more…
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