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Uber launches in Tasmania, NT the only remaining holdout
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2nd Dec 2016
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Uber launches in Tasmania, NT the only remaining holdout

Acceptance of car-based public transport upstart Uber is growing in Australia, with Tasmania the latest region to welcome the company and others using the same 'ride-sharing' business model. The news follows confirmation that Tasmania had been exploring the case, together with the state's peak motoring body, RACT, for legalising the popular service.
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Mike Stevens
Uber to go legal in QLD from September 5, Premier announces on social media
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12th Aug 2016
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Uber to go legal in QLD from September 5, Premier announces on social media

Ride-sharing service Uber will be made legal in Queensland from early September, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing the move on Facebook this week. Queensland's legalisation of ‘ride-booking’ companies such as Uber is part of numerous reforms which will include a $100 million industry assistance package, and a universal set of rules and regulations for taxi and ride-sharing operators.
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James Wong
Victorian UberX driver's court win paves way for legalisation
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19th May 2016
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Victorian UberX driver's court win paves way for legalisation

Nathan Brenner, a 'driver-partner' with the disruptive ride-sharing company Uber, has won a landmark case that effectively legalises the service in Victoria. Brenner was fined $900 last year by the Victorian Taxi Services Commission for "operating without accreditation". A hearing with the Melbourne Magistrates Court saw Brenner ordered to pay the fine and costs, but this week's retrial has seen the County Court of Victoria overturn the original ruling in Brenner's favour.
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Mike Stevens
Video: Shenzhen Huashi Future traffic straddle train
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6th Aug 2010
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Video: Shenzhen Huashi Future traffic straddle train

The ever-expanding Chinese have been getting quite creative lately, especially when it comes to combating traffic and congestion issues. The country is one of the world's highest polluters, with city congestion not helping the situation. This has provoked Shenzhen Huashi Future, the guys usually responsible for all kinds of crazy car park designs, to come up with this extremely innovative traffic straddle train system.
Brett Davis
NSW trialling electronic speed limiter in cars
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21st May 2009
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NSW trialling electronic speed limiter in cars

The New South Wales government will begin testing a new electronic speed limiter device on Wollongong roads next month which it says could one day become a standard feature on all cars. Although its effectiveness is already being questioned as drivers will be able to override the system at the flick of a switch, which would render the device useless.
George Skentzos
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