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Research report

23 Mar 2017

This report looks at the ‘new economy,’ (peer-to-peer markets) - specifically, ride-sharing services, and outlines options for regulation and taxi industry compensation.


Ridesharing services are operating without licences and without being subject to regulation in Victoria.

Ride sourcing services can be...

Research report

2 Nov 2016

The WA Government is formulating ‘on demand’ transport reforms due to the emergence of ridesharing. To fully realise the benefits of ridesharing, these reforms require a framework that ensures safety and consumer protection, without unnecessary barriers to entry. In developing a regulatory model that fully...

Research report

20 Oct 2016

This research paper offers a jurisdictional comparison of legislation affecting Uber and other TNCs, within Australia and at an international level.

Research report

20 Jul 2016

There is a lack of publicly accessible evidence to support the argument that compensation should be paid. Governments should release modelling that justifies their decision to compensate.

Consumers should know who is being compensated. There is a lack of publicly accessible date on licence...


15 Feb 2016

On 30 September 2015 Andrew Barr MLA, Chief Minister, and Shane Rattenbury MLA, the Minister Assisting on Transport Reform, announced reforms to the taxi and on-demand transport industry. The announcement follows a review that investigated how emerging technologies and new business models can contribute to...

Research report

17 Aug 2015


The emergence of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft offer a potentially useful addition to Canberra’s urban transport options.

Canberra faces unique transport challenges. Car ownership rates are higher in the ACT than in most states, despite almost all of the...

Research report

11 Apr 2014

This report argues that taxi fares in Victoria must increase by an average of 12.5 per cent (with some variation between different tariffs).


On 2 February 2014, the Minister for Public Transport issued us a terms of reference, under the Transport...