This research paper offers a jurisdictional comparison of legislation affecting Uber and other TNCs, within Australia and at an international level. It also provides commentary on a number of related issues, including:
-The operational business model and legal status of TNCs, with a particular focus on Uber – currently the largest provider of ridesharing services in Australia and globally
-The licensing framework and industry assistance being provided for the taxi industry in each Australian jurisdiction where ridesharing has been, or is in the process of being, legalised
-The effect of legislation and regulation regarding TNCs on consumers, TNC providers, drivers, investors, governments, taxi plate holders and taxi drivers.