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2016 VTA Annual Lunch

Nov 08, 2016
Registrations are open for the 2016 VTA Annual Lunch on Wednesday 7 December at the Colonial Brewing Co, 89 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne, beginning at noon.
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WAT licensing update - no change

Sep 22, 2016
It was without warning late last week that the TSC put information on their website making new annual WAT licences available for only $538.40. The VTA vigorously represented the severe impact of this decision and are pleased to report that we have received advice today that the Government have stepped back from this decision. There will be no short-term changes to WAT licensing.
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What is ihail?

Sep 08, 2016
ihail is a new app now available for customers to hail a cab on their phone. It gives drivers access to more fares than ever before.
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Introducing Eye and Ear on the Park

Sep 08, 2016
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s (the Eye and Ear) outpatient clinics and day surgery is now at a new site, Eye and Ear on the Park located on St Andrews Place in East Melbourne – the old Peter MacCallum Cancer Centres.
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Making Melbourne the most ‘Visitable’ city

Sep 08, 2016
Destination Melbourne, as Melbourne’s independent tourism organisation and the key driver of the Visitability message, focuses on these five pillars to help guide businesses and providers – including taxi drivers and operators – in their delivery and development of positive and valuable visitor experiences.
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Parking and Stopping: What are the rules?

Sep 08, 2016
Picking up and dropping off passengers is business as usual for taxi drivers. But are you aware of what the road rules say about where to stop or park? In fact, what’s the difference between stopping and parking?
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A legal perspective on Government reforms to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle industry

Sep 08, 2016
Logie-Smith Lanyon lawyers look at the Victorian Government's legalisation of rideshare and what it means for the taxi industry from a legal perspective.
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Rising to the challenge

Sep 08, 2016
As the Victorian taxi industry undergoes what must be the most turbulent period in its history, innovation and positivity are difficult to focus on. However, it is these qualities that Mark Shehata, Operations Manager at Exclusive Cab Management in Reservoir, believes hold the key to the long-term success of the industry.
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Changes at Melbourne Airport

Sep 08, 2016
Following significant investment in its road network and infrastructure over the past few years, and with plans for further improvements including a new taxi management system, Melbourne Airport has reviewed its access fare and will implement an increase in the coming months.
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Hardship fund and licensing update

Sep 07, 2016
Taxi and hire car licence holders who intend to apply for the $50 million hardship component of the Fairness Fund announced by Government on 23 August can now register their interest in applying for assistance.
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