In a mammoth slap-down of government holding back progress, Uber is now effectively legal in Victoria.
As reported on FreedomWatch last November, Nathan Brenner became the first Uber driver in Victoria to be found guilty of driving a hire car without a commercial licence or registration. This ruling effectively made the service as a whole illegal.
However, Brenner refused to commit to not continue driving, and appealed the case.
A County Court judge has now overturned the original ruling, and ordered the Victorian government to pay Brenner’s legal costs.
This is fantastic news for all Victorians, who will be able to continue benefiting from the sharing economy.