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Alan Jones campaigns against ‘awful’ threat facing taxi drivers

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Alan Jones says something needs to be done for taxi drivers who have been struggling since the introduction of ride-share services.

Ride-sharing drivers are only required to pay for comprehensive insurance and a green slip but taxi drivers have to pay for additional cameras, signage, a license fee, radio fee and workers compensation.

“The rules have to be the same for everyone,” Alan said.

“How are taxi drivers supposed to compete or even survive in a climate like his?

“I think this is an awful story.”

NSW Taxi Council CEO Martin Rogers tells Alan it has had a “huge impact” with taxis paying an extra $5000 a year.

“Pre Uber there was probably about 5,500 taxis in Sydney… and now the number of vehicles has more than quadrupled so how do you make ends meet?

“Nobody’s making money.”

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