23 March 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.

2 November 2016

The WA Government is formulating ‘on demand’ transport reforms due to the emergence of ridesharing.

20 October 2016

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

20 July 2016

In this report, Richard Holden argues that the economic case for compensating existing taxi licence plate holders is not strong.

15 February 2016

The ACT is the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise and regulate ridesharing services, such as uberX. This website outlines these reforms, and what they mean.

17 August 2015

This report argues that ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft offer a potentially useful addition to Canberra’s urban transport options.

11 April 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).

Abelson, Peter

Numerous regulations govern entry, industry structure, service quality and prices for the Sydney taxi industry. The paper finds few efficiency or social reasons for these regulations and taxi performance is poor. On plausible assumptions, the net benefits from unrestricted entry into the Sydney...