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Ridesharing remains illegal in NSW

Ridesharing - Don't be Conned

15 July 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
Many taxi drivers are being approached to drive for ridesharing organisations. There have been texts and emails from some ridesharing firms promising money and fortunes to be made; all sounding too good to be true. Don't be fooled - it is too good to be true. read more
Rideshare drivers must pay GST from August 2015

Rideshare Drivers Required to Pay GST From August 2015

10 July 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
In May 2015, the NSW Taxi Council responded to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) announcement that rideshare drivers, including Uber X, would be officially required to fulfil their tax obligations by paying GST from 1 August 2015. read more
Taxi Taskforce Debate Rages

2GB Segment With Karl Stefanovic - Taxi Taskforce Debate Rages

02 July 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
Karl Stefanovic interviews NSW Taxi Council CEO Roy Wakelin-King and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance about the newly announced NSW Taxi Industry review. read more
The NSW Taxi Council welcomes the NSW Government review into the point to point transport industry.

NSW Taxi Industry Supports Point To Point Transport Review

01 July 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
The NSW Taxi Council welcomed today’s announcement from the NSW Government of a review into the point to point transport industry. read more

Uber X is Workchoices on Steroids

26 June 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
The NSW Taxi Council today expressed its disappointment at the comments made by the ALP and the Leader of the Opposition in relation to Uber and ride sharing. read more
Questions remain how cars can be insured while providing an illegal service

NSW Taxi Council Seeks Advice From APRA on NRMA Insurance Cover for Illegal Ridesharing

05 June 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
The NSW Taxi Council advised today that it had written to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to ask them to investigate the insurance policy being offered by NRMA to illegal ridesharing drivers in NSW. read more
NSW Taxi Industry supports toughest possible penalties for serious misconduct

NSW Taxi Council Backs Toughest Possible Penalties For Drivers Convicted of Serious Crimes

28 May 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
Despite it being widely reported that convicted criminal Osman Chamseddine is a taxi driver, there is no record of this person ever possessing a taxi driver authority or ever driving a taxi vehicle. read more
Ray Hadley Welcomes ATO Decision on Tax Equity for Ridesharing

Comment From Ray Hadley on Tax Equity for Ridesharing

21 May 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
2GB radio presenter Ray Hadley has called for equity for the taxi industry and ridesharing company Uber so everyone is on a level playing field. read more
ATO is seeking a level playing field for tax on public transport providers

NSW Taxi Council Welcomes ATO Ruling on GST and Ridesharing

20 May 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
The NSW Taxi Council today welcomed the Australian Tax Office (ATO) ruling that drivers for UberX will be forced to fulfil their tax obligations by paying GST. read more
Vivid Festival has expanded to new precincts for 2015

Vivid Festival - Bigger and Better in 2015

19 May 2015 | NSW Taxi Council
Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect. The 2015 version of Vivid, running from 22 May – 8 June will include precincts spreading well beyond the regular CBD area. read more

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Disney Promotion Fined By Government Bureaucracy

22 September 2016 | NSW Taxi Council
The NSW Taxi Council today called on the NSW Government to urgently review the compliance approach undertaken by the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) towards the taxi industry after the heavy read more
Compulsory Third Party Insurance Reform Crucial to a Fair Go

Compulsory Third Party Insurance Reform Crucial to a Fair Go

20 September 2016 | NSW Taxi Council
The present CTP scheme is poorly structured, does not reflect the changing nature of the commercial use of vehicles, is highly inefficient and leads to protracted legal disputes which results in premiums being much higher than what is necessary. read more
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NSW Taxi Council Discusses Plans for Automated Taxi Services on 2SER Radio

19 September 2016 | NSW Taxi Council
2SER breakfast presenter Nic Healey interviewed NSW Taxi Council CEO Roy Wakelin-King to discuss automated vehicles in the taxi industry, the importance of providing choice for customers and the role of drivers into the future. read more

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