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Toll Scam Inquiry Part 3 – Transurban’s masterplan for taking over Australian roads as a ‘cash cow’ for global profiteers at local expense


This part of AW’s inquiry into the Australian road tolls scam focuses in particular on Transurban’s recent takeover of the South-East Queensland tollway network (as a model also for trying to convince all Australian governments to adopt ‘universal road pricing’ in Sydney, Melbourne and beyond). It also explores the nature…

Making sense of the taxi industry’s Uber crisis: The brief outline of an ‘idiot-proof’ guide for confused politicians, disinterested media and a misinformed public


The advocate general of the European court of justice (e.g. The Guardian 12/5/2017) recently determined that Uber provides a transport service (rather than merely a digital service as it has regularly insisted) and therefore should be regulated as a conventional transport company. This was at last some relevant high-level legal…