The drama continues. It’s been reported that around 50 Uber drivers have been issued fines of $1,732, with repeat offenders threatened with fines of up to $8,000 for each offence.
In a regulated market the ball game is different – especially when the ‘power players’ in that market have long standing recurring revenues that require almost zero output and make some pretty decent donations to both sides of politics. There is a war waging, and UBER is the target.
The NSW Taxi Council has been calling on the government to regulate ride-sharing apps for some time. If anything, the title of the Council’s press release is misleading: ‘Transport for NSW Bans Ride Sharing Apps’; and this could be a result of “mixed messages” being sent by the Transport department.
Aussie startup Rewardle will be offering free Uber rides through its membership, points and rewards platform.
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