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A labour ruling in the home state of ride-sharing group Uber has grappled with a vexed labour issue. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

How a US ruling on Uber drivers could disrupt the disrupters

A ruling by the Californian Labor Commission that Uber drivers are employees, not individual contractors, might have much wider implications for the ride-sharing group.
Uber drivers have been classified as taxi drivers and will have to register for GST. Uber says they will challenge the decision. MAHATHIR MOHD YASIN / Shutterstock.com

GST and ride-sharing: why the ATO believes Uber must pay

A recent decision by the tax office that ride sharing services must pay GST has infuriated Uber. But are they being singled out?
If an Uber X customer is injured in an accident they may not always be covered by an insurer. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Who bears the cost when your Uber or Airbnb turns bad?

When a transaction is between two individuals, consumer rights are less clear, but it doesn't mean all rights are lost.
Uber v Lyft: winner takes all?

Is Uber really in a fight to the death?

In recent days, since its PR troubles, there has been much discussion as to why Uber seems to be so aggressive. Reasons range from being inept, to the challenges of fighting politics against taxi regulations…
Uber’s take no prisoners approach to marketing has won it some influential critics. Dan Peled/AAP

Love it or loathe it, Uber is punching above its weight

I took two separate rides with two different UberX drivers yesterday. At no time did I feel as though my life was in danger. But in danger I was, at least according to several factions debating the safety…

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