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Illegal ridesharing apps

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Benjamin Wash
Taxi Council Queensland
8/96 Cleveland Street
STONES CORNER QLD 4120

Total Signatures - 2902

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 29/10/2014

Closing Date: 2/03/2015

Tabled Date: 26/03/2015

Responded By: Hon Jackie Trad MP on 27/04/2015

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that ridesharing apps are refusing to meet existing Queensland Government regulations and ignoring Government directions to stop their illegal operations. People that drive for these rideshare apps do not undergo regular criminal background checks and their private cars do not meet the safety guidelines of taxis or offer appropriate insurance. This is putting the safety of Queenslanders at risk and damaging the small businesses across the State that operate taxi services which meet safety guidelines.
 
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to enforce that all ridesharing apps comply with existing Government regulations and ensure any ride sharing app or taxi-related service that does not meet regulations remains illegal in Queensland.