Not true. The fares are quite a bit worse most markets here than in Australia. Any TINY raises have only come when too many drivers quit and it's a case of cut 30% give back 10% if it happens. 10% of the lowered fare, not the original of course.I was informed by an American pax that uber brought their rates down rock bottom over there long enough to gain dominant market share then gradually brought the rates up to a more sustainable level for drivers ... perhaps a pipe dream, but it would be great if it was true.
Even with GST and higher gas prices you're at best about the same as the US. Certainly not worse.