Author: Les Johnson

From the Secretary

From the Secretary November 2017 What an interesting couple of weeks we have had, with the impending law changes in Victoria, NSW and Queensland and the result of the Appeal Hearing in the UK. Perhaps very interesting times ahead. Firstly, a pointer for drivers in NSW and Queensland regarding signage. In NSW you are only required to display one sign on the rear of your vehicle. In Queensland you are required to have a sign for “each entity that you are affiliated with” displayed on the lower left of both the front and rear windows. The old Uber sticker...

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The story so far

TIMELINE OF ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE RSDAA The Ride Share Drivers Association of Australia became a fully incorporated Association on the 1st April 2016 after several concerned drivers met to discuss the unfair treatment being handed out by Uber and after the substantial reduction of rates paid to “driver partners” without any consultation back in February 0f 2016. Several meetings took place between Uber and members of the first committee, where many things were promised by Uber and to this day none has been fulfilled or been forthcoming. Their response was “we prefer to deal with drivers one on one”...

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PTIRG meeting Brisbane

This morning 25th September 2017, I attended an update session of PTIRG in Brisbane along with the other members of the group. Whilst this meeting was mainly a briefing from the TMR staff, I did get to ask for clarification on numerous issues and I will address these as best I can below. Booked Hire Service Licence (BHSL)vs Drivers Authority (BHTX).Booked Hire Service Licence (BHSL) is for the vehicleDrivers Authority (BHTX) is for the driver.You will need to have both in place to continue to operate in Queensland. If you do not already have one you will need to...

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Queensland Happenings

An update on what the RSDAA are doing to help make our industry a more sustainable, long term industry worth being a part of. On Thursday afternoon the 7th September 2017 I met again with the Opposition Transport Minister at Parliament House in Brisbane. A number of issues were discussed including the number of drivers registered for ride share in Queensland and the high drop out rate of drivers. He was understanding of the situation and commented to the fact  “that explains why Uber have so many adverts looking for drivers”. As a result of this  I was able...

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