People Affected – NOT USED

Everyday Australians worked hard, saved for their retirements and, bought an ACT Taxi Plate for approximately $250,000. The ACT Government’s market manipulation by flooding the market with more taxi plates and releasing them as their own at a value of only 25% of market rates means that families are in a catastrophic circumstances.


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“Mr Barr, your Labor State Government has created a profound deleterious financial, emotional and even physical impact on me and my family by destroying my retirement and making my hard working tax paid investments into 3 ACT perpetual taxi licences (my retirement superannuation) virtually worthless when you consider I had invested close to $700,000. This is financial rape caused by your destructive policy of flooding the taxi market. My family can barely live off the taxi lease payments. We are losing money every year”  As a full time carer, I don’t have the “luxury” to go back to work and start again. I am facing a non sustainable future.”

“It is time you right the wrong and fix the problem you created through financial compensation for loss in income and value of taxi licences.”

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Minister Andrew Barr, Minister Gordon Ramsay and Minister Shane Rattenbury must take responsibility and give compensation to hard-working, law-abiding Australians.

Shane Rattenbury
Minister Shane Rattenbury

Andrew Barr
Minister Andrew Barr

Gordon Ramsay
Minister Gordon Ramsay



Dear Minister,

I have been informed of the serious social injustice that has befallen ACT Taxi Plate Owners from your policies that have devalued their investment.  

I support their “fair go: no theft” campaign. Minister, please reconsider the position of your government to ensure that ACT Taxi Plate Owners do not lose their superannuation, investments and livelihood. I support a sustainable taxi industry in Canberra and ask you to rectify this matter as a priority. 

I ask Minister Andrew Barr, Minister Gordon Ramsay and Minister Shane Rattenbury to right the wrong done to hard working law abiding tax paying Australians. Most importantly I seek much better consideration by the ACT Government on the issue and request that you advise me of:

1.     Whether you will provide compensation to ACT Taxi Plate Owners for the life changing losses you have created.  

2.     Whether you will create a level playing field between Uber and ACT Taxi’s.

3.     Whether you will find a solution to the substantial “Costs of Government” in the ACT.