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Queensland Uber drivers explosion after ride-sharing legislation introduced

Discussion in 'Brisbane' started by QLDUberDriver, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. QLDUberDriver

    QLDUberDriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    Just posted on the Courier Mail. But apparently I read we should wait till March as it will pick up. And also Taxis will disappear and open a huge gap in passengers needing rides. What a banana!
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    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...d/news-story/e71fbc2319b8e862b834f55c02c2d768

    Queensland Uber drivers explosion after ride-sharing legislation introduced

    THE number of Uber drivers has almost doubled since the State Government went public with its plans to legalise ride-sharing.

    Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe announced that ride-sharing would become legal and regulated last August – about a month before the rules commenced.

    About 5000 drivers were working for Uber in August, and about 9000 are currently with the company.

    Uber Queensland general manager Sam Bool said the State Government’s decision to legalise and regulate ride-sharing had created thousands of jobs.

    “The Government has made the right call in embracing innovation and encouraging competition and we trust they’ll deliver on the sensible, safety-based reforms as initially proposed,” he said.

    Uber operates in the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba areas – with the majority of drivers in the state’s capital.

    “We now see more than 580,000 Queenslanders use Uber on a regular basis and ride-sharing has undoubtedly become a vital part of the state’s transport mix,” Mr Bool said.

    Uber driver Angela Hill, 29, who started driving for the company to get back into the workforce after having a baby, said she welcomed the Government’s move to legalise the ride-sharing industry. “I think it makes the customers more comfortable now that it is legal and regulated,” she said.

    While legalising ride-sharing, the State Government has also cracked down on enforcing the industry. During four weeks over the Christmas and New Year period, 146 ride-share drivers were fined for illegally using taxi zones, which is prohibited under regulations governing the industry.
     
  2. Bandy

    Bandy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Queensland
    Driving:
    UberX
    Thousands of 3rd world jobs...
     
  3. everythingsuber

    everythingsuber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Adelaide
    No a job is something that pays a minimum wage.
     
  4. Instyle

    Instyle Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Gold Coast
    The only Recent ABN registered for Angela Hill in QLD?

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  5. Karl Marx

    Karl Marx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Picton
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    It seems to be the same all over the world now. In Toronto Uber is signing up 1,000 or more drivers a week. Right now in Toronto we have 7,500 cabs and limos and 40 to 50K Uber cars plying the streets. Many Uber drivers complaining of waiting an hour or more for a ping. The collapse of capitalism is strongly correlated with Uber's success. Not much fun making little more $10 an hour less expenses. Tuk Tuk drivers in Delhi make more.
     
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  6. Super Uber Driver

    Super Uber Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Noosa
    The best news we could have in Riebooking. Let them all come in when the Taxi Industry goes, it will be better for everyone. We will be well placed to be the major player.
     
  7. QLDUberDriver

    QLDUberDriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    How will it be better for everyone if you put all those drivers from there to over here? Even on your farm 1 cow + 1 cow = 2 cows.

    When and if taxi companies die off, you then benefit as the new Taxi company. That way you can endanger even more local riders with your international drivers with third world driving skills.

    Once again please refer to yourself as an operator, not a driver. We are not in this together as you use people and the rest of us actually work in the field.

    Apart from your inflated ego that makes you comment on this forum, the only other purpose for you in here is to see market news to adjust your fleet and driver pay accordingly.


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  8. Super Uber Driver

    Super Uber Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Noosa
    Think of the big picture.
     

  9. JohnnyDee

    JohnnyDee Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Spoken like a real politician, best consider running for the vacancy of transport minister
     
  10. QLDUberDriver

    QLDUberDriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    The big picture is exactly what I wrote previously. Simply put for you: companies win, workers lose.

    More and more workers desperate to earn money = more people you can pay less and less. Its great for you, not the drivers.
     
  11. Super Uber Driver

    Super Uber Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Noosa
    Join a union. They will protect your rights.
     
  12. QLDUberDriver

    QLDUberDriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    You never can support any of your BS comments and your best way out is to distract with something off topic.

    Your an old hag who has turned into an online troll. Trolls always burn themselves. So if I where you, Id be more concerned how to protect those "separate entities" in 2017 considering how you talk to people in these forums.


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  13. Karl Marx

    Karl Marx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Picton
    The battle over Uber and driverless cars is really a debate about the future of humanity
    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...ars-uber-artificial-intelligence-unemployment
     
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  14. Super Uber Driver

    Super Uber Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Noosa
    We must all work together. So what a few less jobs in February it will be fine next month.
     
  15. QLDUberDriver

    QLDUberDriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    Your on the wrong website again. This isnt rally the workers forum. Boom time coming for you when desperate taxi drivers who will take your fleet option to make a penny.

    We are still waiting on you to contribute news and data as to your claims better times coming.
     
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  16. UBER66

    UBER66 Active Member

    Location:
    SYDNEY
    Driving:
    UberX

    146 ride share drivers fined so that means they are not Taxis and not subject to GST
     

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  17. UberX.illegal?

    UberX.illegal? Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Brisbane
    Ato doesn't say you are a taxi. It says you provide taxi travel, just like they count limos as providing taxi travel. So your argument is flawed.
     
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  18. CoolAnt

    CoolAnt Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sydney
    LOL Uber are happy to take credit for creating 'jobs' yet as soon as someone mentions employment they distance themselves and say "oh no we don't employ any drivers".


    I also find it infuriating that Uber Public Relations went out of their way to give the media the story of a relatable white Anglo female mother. Let's be honest, Uber did that because of racism. Why don't they want to tell the story of someone who actually represents the average Uber driver: An older male with coloured skin with English as their second language. Come on.. this is a disgrace. Why is Uber ashamed of their ethnic drivers? Don't want to stain the brand? Don't want miss out on business from racist Queenslanders? I'm so sick of this Uber.
     
  19. UBER66

    UBER66 Active Member

    Location:
    SYDNEY
    Driving:
    UberX
    Looks like they want GST and revinue any way they can.
     

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  20. Super Uber Driver

    Super Uber Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Noosa
    I'm so sick of this Uber. I dont like Uber .Why do you stay ? Ride Share is feeding thousands of families in Brisbane. Be proud of being associated in this great movement.
     

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