More than 50 QCWA members attended last week's Southern Regional Meeting in Miles. Photo Hayden Smith / Chinchilla News
More than 50 QCWA members attended last week's Southern Regional Meeting in Miles. Photo Hayden Smith / Chinchilla News Hayden Smith

QCWA joins fight against Uber

ILLEGAL ride-sharing company Uber could be faced with opposition from an unlikely source: the QCWA.

The issue of "illegal taxi services" was raised at the organisation's southern regional meeting, held in Miles last week.

A Coomera QCWA member moved for the organisation to approach Transport Minister Jackie Trad, and Shadow Transport Minister Scott Emerson, requesting that state legislation be changed to include harsher penalties for Uber drivers, including demerit points and vehicle impoundment.

She said public safety and supporting the taxi industry were the main reasons behind the motion, which was carried by her fellow members.

But before the QCWA's concern can be taken to the government, the issue must again be brought to the table at the October State Conference, being held in Gympie.

Other matters being taken to the conference for further discussion include members' concerns over correct food labelling and a push to introduce heavier prison sentences for serial offenders.

A cease and desist order has been in place for Uber drivers in Queensland since May last year.


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