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  1. Jack Malarkey

    UberX Plus not yet available in Canberra

    UberX Plus is now available on trial in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide but, alas, not in Canberra. UberX Plus pays at (and costs) 1.15 times the UberX rate. The driver needs to have completed more than 500 trips and maintain a rating of 4.85 or better and to drive a car that...
  2. Jack Malarkey

    Direct flights between Canberra and Hobart?

    ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr is encouraging direct flights between Canberra and Hobart and has written to Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman accordingly. See...
  3. Jack Malarkey

    Article and video about Uber drivers in Canberra

    See this article and video by Kristen Henry about Uber drivers in Canberra: http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/uber-driver-i-think-i-was-part-of-a-drug-deal/news-story/7f86ddb5528f9fe0d5d3e01d5d21e325. First three paragraphs: DRUG deals, abusive passengers, and a back seat full of...
  4. Jack Malarkey

    Phone support now available to Canberra Uber drivers

    An in-app (and email) message advises that phone support is now available for Canberra drivers on 1300 091 272 from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, seven days a week. I understand that the staff are in Manila.
  5. Jack Malarkey

    10 worst excuses given to police for speeding in Canberra

    (http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-policing-list-top-speeding-excuses-people-use-to-avoid-fines-20170726-gxj89l.html) My favourite is excuse 8. My second favourite is excuse 10. The article itself has another corker of an excuse: 'A magpie flew in front of my car and it was carrying...
  6. 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...
  7. Jack Malarkey

    UberEATS is coming to Canberra

    In a newsletter sent by email to Canberra drivers on Friday 2 June 2017, Megan of Uber Canberra advised: UberEATS is coming to Canberra UberEATS is an exciting new way to earn money with Uber, and all existing uberX driver-partners are automatically eligible to deliver with UberEATS! All you...
  8. 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...
  9. Jack Malarkey

    Visitor information for passengers

    I carry visitor information about Canberra and the surrounding region in my car to give to passengers when visiting Canberra. I typically have three publications available: (1) the glossy brochure 'Canberrra Visitor Guide 2017' produced by visitcanberra.com; (2) a tear-off map of central...
  10. Grand

    ⭐️ Canberra Newbie Guide⭐️

    Hi and welcome to the forum.:) This is an introductory guide if you are new to the forum and/or new to ride sharing. NOTE: This tread contains information current at the time of original posting. Please research further as there are recent changes to legislation etc. Some links are no longer...
  11. Jack Malarkey

    Major events over Canberra Day long weekend

    The Canberra Day long weekend (Friday 10 March to Monday 13 March (Canberra Day public holiday in the ACT)) will see various events that may well result in work for Uber drivers. First, on Friday 10 March, the Giants (AFL) will play a pre-season match against North Melbourne at Manuka Oval. The...
  12. Jack Malarkey

    Magical mystery tour of the national capital

    On Sunday, I had a passenger from Melbourne who asked me to take him on a tour of some of the sights of Canberra for an hour and then to drop him off at the carillon where he was planning to attend a public recital. As he was about to get out, he said that he had enjoyed the tour so much that...
  13. Jack Malarkey

    Major events in Canberra for weekend of 17-19 February

    There are four major events in Canberra over the weekend from Friday 17 February to Sunday 19 February 2017. The first is the National Multicultural Festival at various city venues (see http://www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/). The second is the Canberra Food & Wine Expo at the National...
  14. 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...
  15. Jack Malarkey

    No Uber lunch on 26 January but Uber dinner coming soon

    There is no Uber lunch on Thursday 26 January, the Australia Day public holiday. Uber lunch resumes on Thursday 2 February. The first of the Uber dinners is on Wednesday 15 February at 6.00 pm. This is a date for your diary if ever there was one. The plan is to hold an Uber dinner every three...
  16. Jack Malarkey

    Canberra Uber office closed from Friday 23 December 2016 to Monday 9 January 2017 inclusive

    An in-app message has advised that Uber's Canberra support office (known formally as the Canberra Greenlight Hub) will be closed from Friday 23 December 2016 to Monday 9 January 2017 (both dates inclusive). The office will reopen on Tuesday 10 January and resume summer business hours of 10.00...
  17. 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...
  18. Jack Malarkey

    Invitation to Uber lunch in Canberra, Australia

    Did you know that Singapore Airlines now has four return, non-stop flights a week linking Wellington with Canberra, the national capital of Australia? These flights also link Canberra with Singapore. Singapore Airlines calls this service the Capital Express as it links three national capitals...
  19. Jack Malarkey

    Invitation to attend Uber lunch in Canberra, Australia

    Did you know that Singapore Airlines now has four return flights each week direct to and from Canberra, Australia's national capital? These flights also link Canberra with New Zealand's capital, Wellington. Because these flights link three capital cities, this service is named the Capital...
  20. Jack Malarkey

    Night Rider bus users in Canberra to get festive season Uber savings

    Canberra Times, 28 November 2016, page 7: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/uber-discount-for-night-rider-bus-users-this-festive-season-20161125-gsxccx.html First paragraph: 'The ACT Government has struck a deal with Uber that will see Night Rider bus users get $10 trip discounts for...
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