Study: Jurisdictional Comparison of Legislation Affecting Uber and other TNCs within Australia and Internationally

  • Date Enacted: Oct 1, 2016

Summary

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.

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