Australia’s taxi industry is calling for a review of Uber’s Australian licensing agreements following the decision of London to strip Uber’s license.
Australian Taxi Industry Association CEO Blair Davies applauds the decision by Transport for London (TfL) to “enforce its laws”.
“Uber have been flouting laws all around the globe and we’ve seen governments cave in to them, particularly in Australia and the USA.”
TfL cancelled the license, saying Uber are not “fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license”.
“TfL considers that Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications”.
Uber will be permitted to operate in London until the appeals process is finished, and plans to contest the decision immediately.
“Not only will this decision deprive you of the choise of a convenient way of getting about town, it will also put more than 40,000 licensed drivers who rely on our app out of work”, said Tom Elvidge, Uber’s general manager in London.
“We will be immediately challenging this decision in court.”
This is the latest in a series of decision worldwide that is seeing Uber getting banned in nations across the world, including France, Spain and Belgium.