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  1. Jack Malarkey

    E-scooters legal in ACT from 20 December 2019

    ACT Minister’s media release: Start your scooters: E-scooters and similar devices legalised in ACT Released 17/12/2019 Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury, today announced changes that mean e scooters and similar e-mobility devices will be legal to ride in...
  2. Jack Malarkey

    Canberra Times: editorial about Uber in the ACT

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/ct-editorial/the-act-was-ubers-first-australian-market-but-is-that-market-working-well-20170922-gyn99y.html To my mind, this editorial is unfair to the ACT Government and its regulatory model for rideshare in the ACT. It suggests that the legalisation...
  3. Jack Malarkey

    Access Canberra advice on use of security cameras in rideshare vehicles in the ACT

    Access Canberra has provided the following answers to questions I asked of them about security cameras in rideshare vehicles in the ACT: (1) Is it legal for rideshare drivers in the ACT to have cameras in their car that record video and audio (or either of these) for what's happening in the...
  4. Jack Malarkey

    Opportunity to meet with ACT Government representatives on Thursday 17 August

    Representatives from the Regulatory Reform Team of the ACT Government will be having a sit-down conversation with rideshare drivers as part of the review of the ACT's on-demand transport reforms. The ACT was the first Australian jurisdiction to legalise and regulate rideshare. For more...
  5. Jack Malarkey

    Almost 1,000 active rideshare drivers in Canberra

    The following sentences on page 13 of the ACT Government's discussion paper of July 2017 caught my eye: 'There has been considerable uptake up of rideshare services. Uber advises just under 1,000 active rideshare drivers using its service – many are part-time'. The same discussion paper...
  6. Jack Malarkey

    Please participate in the ACT Government's on-demand transport industry evaluation (by 5 September)

    The ACT Government is consulting as part of the On-Demand Transport Industry Evaluation. An important part of this consultation and evaluation relates to the introduction of rideshare in the ACT. Please participate. Here is an invitation: On-demand Transportation Industry Evaluation Letter...
  7. Jack Malarkey

    ACT Public Transport Regulation moving from Dickson to Macarthur House from Friday 2 June

    I have received the following email from the ACT Government: We are Moving! Public Transport Regulation will be moving from the Dickson Motor Vehicle Registry to Macarthur House, 12 Wattle Street, LYNEHAM on 2 June 2017. Contact details for staff remain the same. Please note there may be...
  8. Jack Malarkey

    Contacting Ministers in ACT Government

    It's easy to contact Ministers in the ACT Government with any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have about their portfolio responsibilities. The ACT Government has responsibility for both state and local government-type issues. There's an online system for contacting Ministers and...
  9. Jack Malarkey

    New Rideshare Driver Licence required in ACT

    Did you know that since 1 August 2016 new driver licensing and accreditation requirements have applied for new ridedeshare drivers in the ACT? Those who had approval under the previous arrangements have only until 1 February 2017 at the very latest to meet the new requirements. These include...
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