Media Release

21 June 2016

Hodgett: Liberal Nationals show leadership on Uber

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Liberal Nationals show leadership on Uber

Shadow Minister for Public Transport David Hodgett met with Uber Melbourne GM, Matt Denman, at the company’s Richmond Office this morning to discuss the Coalition’s decision to support ride-sharing legislation currently before the Parliament.

Victoria is now the only state or territory in Australia not to make a decision on how to handle ridesharing services. This needs to change.

The Private Members Bill is expected to next be debated in the Legislative Council on Wednesday 22 June 2016.

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Public Transport David Hodgett:

Uber is part of the new economy which means more jobs, more competitive transport fares, and a greater variety of services for consumers.

Daniel Andrews can’t keep ignoring Uber and hoping this service, which is available in major cities all around the world, will go away.

It’s time to legislate for Uber, it’s time to create new jobs and it’s time to give passengers more options.