Qld ride-sharing laws to be introduced

From: Yahoo News.  The Queensland government will introduce legislation to state parliament on Wednesday to reform the operations of ride-sharing services like Uber. A parliamentary committee earlier this month made 16 recommendations for the new legislation, including that ride-sharing services ...

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Taxi window smashed, driver threatened

Taxi window smashed, driver threatened

From: Bay 93.9 News. Two men have threatened a local taxi driver in an early morning attempted armed robbery. The driver was waiting for a fare on Boundary Road, Newcomb around four this morning, when police say he heard a ...

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Melbourne taxi driver jailed for assault

From: Nine News.  A Melbourne taxi driver who covered his internal security camera before sexually assaulting an intoxicated female passenger has been jailed. Judge Wendy Wilmoth said Hayat Khan, 38, committed a brazen and gross breach of trust when he ...

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Taxi turmoil caused suicides, says Jeff Kennett

Taxi turmoil caused suicides, says Jeff Kennett

From: The Australian. Victorian taxi drivers have lost homes and life savings and been driven to suicide as the value of ­licences for which they paid hundreds of thousands of dollars have been reduced to virtually nil by ride-sharing services, ...

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Cabbie runs over 95-year-old great grandmother in Ballarat

Cabbie runs over 95-year-old great grandmother in Ballarat

From: Herald Sun. ENERGETIC great grandmother Patricia “Pat” Prendergast’s independent lifestyle came to an abrupt halt when an enraged taxi driver reversed into her in a moment of “Keystone Cops” madness. The now 96-year-old was forced to leave her Wendouree ...

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Fare feud sees man’s toes run over in Norlane

From: Geelong Advertiser. A GEELONG taxi driver has allegedly driven over the toes of a passenger as he fled a dispute over the fare. Police were called to investigate after reports of an altercation outside a property in Gavin Street, ...

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