Ride-sharing has now arrived in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is embracing the sharing economy because it offers greater competition and efficiency, more choice and lower prices for people.
The launch of Uber in Tasmania has been made possible by government legislation to enable ride-sharing, which also includes appropriate passenger protections.
With a rapidly growing visitor economy it is important we keep pace with innovative products like ride-sharing which tourists have become accustomed to elsewhere, and we want Tasmanians to also enjoy a greater range of services that are available in other states.
Uber represents additional job opportunities for Tasmanians, with around 70 people already registered locally as drivers.
Uber’s expansion into Hobart is also another sign of confidence in the Tasmanian economy.
I warmly welcome Uber to Tasmania, a state that is going places.