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  1. Jack Malarkey

    Uber's popularity on the rise in Canberra despite controversy elsewhere

    https://the-riotact.com/ubers-popularity-on-the-rise-in-canberra-despite-controversy-elsewhere/201398 Extract: Canberra’s Uber X ride-sharing service is continuing to grow in popularity with more than 700 locals now signed up as drivers – seven times the number who started when the service was...
  2. Jack Malarkey

    New regulatory requirements from 1 February

    Do you sense that the new regulatory requirements that have applied from 1 February have resulted in fewer Uber drivers on the road in Canberra? I'm wondering whether the new requirements have resulted in drivers giving up on Ubering or in some being deactivated. I'm away from Canberra at...
  3. Jack Malarkey

    Megan joins Uber's Canberra team

    Megan has joined Uber's Canberra team. Megan has previously been with the Uber team in New South Wales for nearly two years. Her focus most recently has been on driver communication and education across New South Wales and the new cities for Uber of Newcastle and Byron Bay. We warmly welcome...
  4. Jack Malarkey

    Rideshare advertising banned in ACT

    Section 164P of the ACT rideshare legislation provides that a rideshare vehicle licensee commits an offence if they advertise that the vehicle is used to provide a rideshare service. The penalty is up to 10 penalty units ($1,500). Section 164U provides that a rideshare driver commits an offence...
  5. Jack Malarkey

    Up-front tips banned in ACT

    Section 221H(4) of the new ACT rideshare legislation bans up-front tips payable to rideshare or taxi drivers or to their booking services. An up-front tip is defined for this purpose as a tip for the passenger to be picked up sooner than would happen in the ordinary course of bookings. The...
  6. Jack Malarkey

    No ban on passengers having open alcohol containers in ACT

    Tne ACT rideshare legislation does not ban passengers in a rideshare vehicle from drinking alcohol or from possessing an open container of alcohol. (Of course, the driver would be entitled to deny his or her permission for this to happen.) Interestingly, the same legislation in section 147 does...
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