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Uber Sydney driver partners: does Uber Australia tell you that uberX driving is illegal?

Discussion in 'Sydney' started by WAKE UP AUSTRALIA, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. As at today (September 28th, 2015), there is no state or territory in Australia where driving for uberX is a legal activity. Illegal activities are not 'authorised', they are in fact prohibited.

    What exactly does Uber Australia tell uberX drivers? Does it tell drivers that uberX is illegal?

    Perhaps forum members would like to share their experience with others. Prospective uberX drivers reading this deserve fair warning about exactly what they are signing up for.

    Putting the media to one side, this forum remains the main outlet for uberX drivers to tell the truth about Uber and its business practices.

    So, on behalf of all those considering signing up with Uber:

    Do uberX drivers set out to break laws and regulations? Or does Uber Sydney mislead them about these matters when drivers sign up?

    Wake Up Australia.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  2. sectokia

    sectokia

    Location:
    Aus, Bne
    Uber is not illegal if you under stand the law.

    Uber the act, the definition of a taxi is a vehicle "for the purpose of procuring passengers, is made to ply or stand for hire in a road or road related area."

    The reason the court case was thrown out (And ask the fines are not valid), is that they would have too proove that uberx drivers were not on public property when they first responded to the ping. So the fines for operating a taxi are not true, so long as you accept jobs from private property and not on the road.

    The laws are stupid on this way because they were written before the concept of telecommunications and ride sharing. None the less, clearly it is legal to accept a job as long as you did not stand for hire on the road.

    The recent suspensions are due to registration. You have to change your rego to business instead of private, which has some extra tax payable. If you don't, your rego is the wrong class and can be suspended. This is nothing to do with uber, the same thing would happen to a courier who doesn't have business registration.

    What we are seeing is just typical scare mongering and lobbying by a dieing industry that has been disrupted.

    Note: in qld things are different, there it is illegal to accept a ride via telecommunications even if on private land, as the wording in the acts and regulations is different.
     
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  3. Is this part of the advice that Uber Australia is giving to uberX drivers?
     
  4. My understanding is that uberX remains illegal in every state and territory in Australia. Have you seen this news bulletin?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-28/uber-drivers-face-suspension/6808582

    NSW Government cracks down on illegal ride-sharing; puts Uber on notice.JPG

    People should be careful not to encourage others to drive on the uberX platform. It remains illegal.
     
  5. hostertully

    hostertully

    Location:
    Sydney
    Driving:
    UberX
  6. Change your law and legislation. They are out of date my cab driver.
     
  7. Avago

    Avago

    Location:
    Sydney
    Driving:
    UberX
    ACT - legal
    NSW - legal
    Inch by inch
    State by state....
     
  8. Uber becomes legal, butthurt people are still on these forums trying to spread misinformation.

    Best thing to do is contact Uber with your queries.... but as EVERY media outlet reports, uber is now legal in NSW.
     

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