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Well the Vic Parliment is not open for submission for the its inquiry into ridesharing and the forthcoming legislation

It does start that rights for drivers and protections will be discussed

If you want to be heard and have a chance to see our income increase them please use the link

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/eic/article/3070

I have and if you dont well stop winging. Here is your chance to have a say so say it
 

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Good question Ash! I focused on the issue that Uber has screwed the drivers' rates down and increased their fees and that any additional impost brought on by regulating the industry will be catastrophic to the drivers whose only income is from Uber. It will lead to drivers working unacceptably long hours which is dangerous for both the driver and the riders. My submission basically said that Uber must wear any additional costs and/or they must provide compensation by increasing the fares and reducing their fee commission. I tend to agree with John that it is a waste of time but at least I can whinge with a clear conscience.
 

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My submission basically said that Uber must wear any additional costs and/or they must provide compensation by increasing the fares and reducing their fee commission
I agree with this....

I wear some extra costs, IF the rates when up and the commission went down.

Uber has to take a hit here too. Drivers can't take it all.
 

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I tried to ensure my submission didn't sound like a big whinge about money. Might as well howl at the moon for that! But the committee need to be aware that regulation cannot be enacted and the drivers expected to wear the cost. Because what will be left is drivers trying to do 60 hours a week which is a real safety concern. Mention safety to a committee and it gets noticed. In reality Uber can increase their fares and cover the additional costs without upsetting the customers by spreading a pile of BS around about how regulation will make them happier people, the weeds will die and the roses will smell nicer.
 

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Agreed, don't want to seem to be whinging about not paid enough, BUT maybe spin the safety aspect angle, that if minimum wage levels are not provided, then drivers will drive more than they should putting paxs lifes as risk etc.

I also wouldn't say no to seeing a 12 hr in a rolling 24 hr limit brought in.
 

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Nothing new Bob..... All 'big' companies do this. Apple/Google/Facebook/MS/HP/Dell/insert company name, all use the same setup to avoid 'taxes' in all countries.
 

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Nothing new Bob..... All 'big' companies do this. Apple/Google/Facebook/MS/HP/Dell/insert company name, all use the same setup to avoid 'taxes' in all countries.
Nothing new
what will stop to have new app which u hire tradies and pay them direct via app or any other services
Imagine someone come up with idea building new houses via same system international company will register building company i AUS you sign contract with them U payments go overseas and overseas company pays contractors and building company who is supervising and warranties the build .
This will create mess in the building industry all AUS building companies will go broke univen play field
International will be always cheaper due tax avoidance
 

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Imagine someone come up with idea building new houses via same system international company
You assume this doesn't happen today!? Most companies have ways of shifting large chunks of cash overseas to avoid paying tax...

Here is some facts, yes a few years old, but the ATO isn't super fast on releasing this data

Out of 1539 of Australia's largest corporate entities, 38 per cent did not pay any tax in 2013-14.

The 1539 companies had a combined turnover of $1.6 trillion in turnover, $169.9 billion in profit, and paid a combined $39.9 billion in tax.

There were 579 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in 2013-14 which had a combined turnover of $405.9 billion and a taxable income of $4 billion.

Transfield with $2.8 billion turnover, had taxable income of $16 million, and zero tax.

Adani's Abbot Point Terminal in Queensland - with a turnover of $268 million - also paid no tax.

CSL had $2.1 billion turnover, $160 million in taxable income and paid zero tax.

News Australia, which had a turnover of $3.9 billion between its Australian arms, had $97.2 million in net income last year and paid $4.2 million in tax.

Steinhoff Holdings (owned through the Netherlands and with key brands Freedom (furniture), Snooze (bedding) and Buy Leather Republic) had a total income of $431 million, taxable income of $150 and paid no tax.

Fairfax Media had $1.7 billion in turnover, $69.8 million in net income and paid $16.1 million in tax.

Macquarie had turnover of $8.1 billion but paid just $127.9 million in tax.

RACV and RACQ both paid no tax despite net incomes of $119 million and $54.6 million

Nappy maker Unicharm Australia paid just $3 in tax last year (enough to buy an 80-pack of its baby wipes) out of a $10 profit. It had a turnover of $130 million over the same period.

and last of all, we can't forget Chevron paid only $248 tax on $1.7b profit..... Yes you read that right, 248 dollars. Not million, not thousands, dollars...... On 1.7 BILLION dollars profit.
 

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Ride Share drivers should be allowed the same rules taxis do (when it comes to stopping for a pickup/drop off). Drivers should be able to stop momentarily in a "Loading zone", "Taxi zone", and "Bus zone" just like taxis do to pick up a passenger.
This would be a free-for-all for any John Doe to drop off Jane and Junior, even though John is not an Uber driver. There's no livery or plate to distinguish a ride share vehicle from a non-ride share vehicle.
 

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Regulation for companies themselves that dispatch taxi work ie Uber!

A distinguishing plate or sticker ie accreditation number for authorised and compliant Ride-sourcing vehicles.
 

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Yes. The Australian ride share market is now ripe for a competitor. Legislation in Victoria is probably the last hurdle to jump (Queensland may be impossible because of the slim majority of the state government). Strikes me that Linfox, Toll or TNT have the transport logistics nouse to do it. BTW, preparing my submission over the weekend.
 

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We need rideshare licence which will displayed in vehicle
To be allowed to stop to drop off and pick up passenger loading zones
Also platform provider must ban Vehicle if Rideshare License EXP
Min Standard 4 door small Sedan less than 5 Year old
Roadworthy certificate once Year
3 categories
1. Full 24/7 operating licence Per Year $8092
2. Overnight 7 days operating Licence 17.00- 08.59 Per Year $6636
3 Peak Hour Licence Fri & Sat 22.00 -03.59 Per Year $1644
Min rate to be set same as taxi rate Base fare $2.50 Km $1.26 Min 0.40( if u do check same distance day rate taxi calculator will be equal with 1.26 Uber Surge)
No surge pricing
set price structure free market determination
Also as contractor u need to have right to know full fare details pick up and drop off point
to determine if u want to accept fare
Platform operator at their discretion need to regulate acceptable ACRO and fare cancellation rate stated in contract agreement or introduce driver incentives for long pings
 

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Who says that? I have them and wouldn't care. The dogs sit on the floor, not the seats. Plus hair is easier to remove
 
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