Today Fiona Patten and I agreed to work together to develop a regulatory framework for rideshare services that works for Victoria.
Providing for rideshare services raises a number of complex and interrelated issues regarding passenger safety, equity for the existing industry and access for people with a disability, among others.
Fiona Patten’s Bill provides a way-forward on a number of these issues, but there is more to be done to develop a safe, fair, workable framework and provide certainty to the industry.
I acknowledged her hard work on this issue and share her desire to see this growing industry regulated – I look forward to continuing discussions with Ms Patten to develop a solution that works for passengers and the industry.
Reviewed 19 August 2020