Uber had to be regulated, even with a $2 gamble
It is about time. Uber and other ride sharing have been given the legal green light in Victoria, which must be welcomed by voters.
Uber was not going anywhere, making it illegal would have infuriated punters.
But if there is one thing voters do hate, it is a new tax.
The new $2 levy on all taxi and ride-sharing trips is a gamble – it is double what passengers in Sydney pay.
The government hopes that voters will understand the money will be used to help the taxi industry transition and help investors get some relief – up to $100,000 per taxi license.