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NSW Government legalises Uber through reforms for a “modern point to point transport industry”, will compensate taxi industry

- December 17, 2015 2 MIN READ

After much to-ing and fro-ing over the past few months, the NSW Government has ruled that as of tonight, UberX will be legal in the state. The decision comes along with the introduction of new reforms aimed at creating a “modern point to point transport industry”, with the appointment of a new transport commissioner to come. As expected, the taxi industry will be compensated, with the state’s 5,800 perpetual taxi plate holders to receive $20,000 per plate for a maximum of two plates or $40,000.

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Uber set to be legalised in NSW while taxi drivers will be compensated for increased competition

- November 23, 2015 2 MIN READ

A few months after the ACT announced it would be regulating Uber as part of a set of wider transport reforms, the NSW Government is set to do the same. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has reported that, under new regulations, Uber drivers will be required to pay a licence fee to drive for the service, while taxi drivers will be compensated for the increased competition in the industry.

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Is the NSW Government choosing not to put its money where its mouth is?

- November 10, 2015 3 MIN READ

The Victorian Government is putting its money where its mouth is: just a few weeks after announcing $1 million in funding and five years of additional in-kind marketing support to get SydStart to move to Melbourne and rebrand to StartCon, the government has announced that it has made a significant investment to help customer service software startup Zendesk open a new Melbourne office.