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The key elements of the existing taxi and hire vehicle regulatory framework have been in place since 2008 with some refinements in 2011. The emergence of ride-sourcing was not predicted when the current framework was designed and it does not adequately accommodate ride-sourcing.

The Department of State Growth has lead the Tasmanian Government’s Regulatory Review of the Tasmanian Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries. It is now preparing to implement the changes identified in the review. This will ensure that existing and new service providers, consumers and the community more broadly, are well positioned to face the challenges and seize the opportunities that come about as new business models and technologies continue to emerge.