Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (11:21): There is a con. Uber is just another taxi company, but what they are really good at is the marketing. Uber should be absolutely held accountable to exactly the same standards as the other taxi companies here in Victoria, but once again the Andrews government wants to give them a free kick. We cannot understand this. We are not sure why this continues to happen. We say that safety is not negotiable. That should be our number one focus on this—safety. In London Uber have lost their licence two or three times for not being a fit and proper entity. These are the same things they have been accused of here in Victoria, but we reward them.
‘There is a con! Uber is just another taxi company, but what they are good at is marketing…..’