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Meters Never Prosper

Dec 29, 2023 | News

After the failed reforms of 2017, it appears inaction of the Victorian Government indicates they are walking away from the taxi industry after creating this mess.

The socially and financially irresponsible flooding of the taxi market, where now a vast number of drivers cannot earn a living wage and many earn below the minimum wage, its too bad for the 3600 ex-taxi license holders and their families who are still carrying legacy debts!

Those in gig environment as drivers are just as badly looked after. This government created an environment where a taxi company from San Francisco receives a different set off conditions and regulations than the Australian competitors. Well done!

“Out of 20 cabs approached by the Herald Sun over three nights at Crown ­casino, Commercial Rd, Flinders Street Station and Southern Cross Station, about 18 refused to use their meters.”
“Drivers from the Crown taxi rank were demanding prices as high as $100 for a trip to South Melbourne between 1am and 2am on Sunday, December 17.”

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