Uber in Perth: citizens against compensating the taxi industry with $1 charge

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Taxis v Uber – it’s the heavyweight showdown of the transport industry.

Taxi and ride-share passengers in Adelaide and Sydney now pay a $1 levy on all fares to compensate taxi drivers suffering since the arrival of Uber, and the WA State Government is considering a similar proposal here.

That comes despite the Government announcing measures to soften the blow on taxi drivers in May.

But citizens aren’t happy about the development.