Ridesharing Transport Services

The Northern Territory Government has committed to bringing ridesharing to the Territory. The five point plan to achieve this outcome includes:

  1. Consultation. Territorians have been consulted through an online survey to help design a simple and effective set of rules for all ridesharing to operate in the Territory.
  2. Steering Committee. A Steering Committee has been created with representatives from the commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) industry, the Taxi Council of the NT, consumers, business groups, the Transport Workers’ Union and economic experts to advise Government.
  3. Safety and Fair Working Conditions. A fair go for passengers, drivers and operators to ensure safety and fair working conditions for all.
  4. Smart, Open and Fair Regulation. Regulation guidelines will be directed by the sharing economy principles being:
    • primary property is yours to share;
    • new services must support good wages and working conditions;
    • everyone must pay their fair share of tax;
    • proper protection for public safety;
    • access for all; and
    • playing by the rules.
  5. Implementation and Legislation in 2017. Legislation will be introduced to Parliament in 2017 to allow ridesharing transport services to operate in the Northern Territory.

For more information see the media release.

Steering Committee

A Ridesharing Steering Committee has been formed to provide input into a regulatory model for ridesharing services in the Northern Territory.

The Steering Committee will help develop a simple and effective model for incorporation into legislation to facilitate ridesharing in the Northern Territory ensuring:

  • a level playing field between the various CPV sectors, equivalent to their access to market,
  • National Sharing Economy Principles are incorporated into the model as much as practically possible.

Steering Committee members will also liaise with other members of their industry sector to seek comment and input into the proposed model.

Steering Committee Membership

The Steering Committee comprises of the following members.

Position

Name

Title

Organisation

Sector

Chair

Andrew Kirkman

Chief Executive

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Government – Chairperson

Member

Ali Rkein

President

Taxi Council of the NT

Industry – Taxi

Member

Khalid Nadeem

Director, Taxi Network

Darwin Radio Taxis

Industry – Taxi

Member

Jaspreet Singh Grewal

Public Officer, Taxi Driver

Alice Taxis Association

Industry – Taxi

Member

Stephen Patullo

Taxi Operator

Alice Springs

Industry – Taxi

Member

Shane Nouwens

Taxi Driver

Darwin

Industry – Taxi

Member

John Coady

Taxi Operator

Darwin

Industry – Taxi

Member

Brad Kitschke

Director Public Policy (Oceania)

Uber

Industry – Ridesharing

Member

Bill Piantoni

Managing Director

Metro Mini Bus

Industry – Minibus

Member

Ron Fleming

Managing Director

Red Carpet Transport

Industry – Private Hire

Member

Edward Laurie

Legal and Industrial Officer

Transport Workers’ Union

Union

Member

Sue Shearer

Chair

Integrated disAbility Action (IdA)

Consumers – Integrated disAbility Action

Member

Graeme Bevis

Chief Executive Officer

COTA NT (Council of the Ageing)

Consumers – Seniors

Member

Breanna Duncan

Chair

2016 Chief Minister’s Round Table of Young Territorians

Consumers – Youth

Member

Allan McGill

Chief Executive Officer

Larrakia Nation

Consumers – Indigenous

Member

Des Crowe

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Hotels Association

Business – Retail

Member

Trevor Cox

General Manager

Tourism Top End

Business – Tourism

Member

Peter Donovan

Chief Executive Officer

Motor Trades Association, Northern Territory Business Council

Business – General

Member

Katrina Martin

Senior Director Economic & Commercial Policy

Department of Treasury and Finance

Government – Economics

Member

Hannah Clee

Senior Policy Lawyer

Department of Attorney General and Justice

Government – Legal

Last updated: 12 December 2016