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Unprecedented media coverage for Arresting Uber which shone the light on UberX, causing several Governments to take action. Uber CEO consistently refused to appear for LIVE debate despite many media requests.

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Unprecedented media coverage for Arresting Uber which shone the light on UberX, causing several Governments to take action. Uber CEO consistently refused to appear for LIVE debate despite many media requests.


Many media interviews, digital and radio especially, are not posted as Russell, being just one guy, is subject to time constraints. However, key media is here, along with the satirical & theatrical "An Uber Game of Thrones" due to popular demand.

There is a Supreme Court Trial - Uber BV & Uber Australia versus Russell Howarth... 6-7-8-9 October, 2015. You should see the Uber Entourage and their efforts to thwart the matter know no bounds!

Russell states "I have done nothing but act in good faith, arresting illegal drivers who were all contravening state legislation that, if tried at court, can attract a fine of up to $110,000 per offence. Each driver arrested is guilty of two such offences and several minor ones. The legislation is there primarily to create consistent standards and also to provide the highest possible levels of safety to the public. Uber lied to each and every driver I arrested telling them it was "legal" now which is an absolute falsehood. All I ask and any driver wants is a level playing field. Uber being allowed to operate with apparent impunity is enabling anti-competitive behaviour. I thought Australia was the country of a "fair go". Fair-dinkumness and all that. Uber simply want to operate illegally to avoid paying the associated regulatory costs. An intruding American cartel-like corporation, who pay zero tax and operate illegally in literally all their key markets around the globe. Staggering they have got away with it for this long!".

Russell has consistently stated "I have absolute faith in the judicial system to deal with the criminality of Uber. It is a shame that so many of the travelling public and the lawfully licensed drivers have lost faith in the regulator and political sphere, but after over 12 months of illegal Uber X operations with apparent impunity, I can appreciate their frustrations." 



Russell Howarth and David Rohrsheim (UBER Australia CEO) were both invited to discuss UberX in Australia. Uber declined another opportunity to debate the Arresting Uber actions against Uber LIVE on CH 10.


Prepared to have the media present for every arrest was offered from the first arrest. Full transparency on the process. Full account that every driver gives. Every lie that Uber tells us becomes exposed. Under intense scrutiny from the public, the police & the media, I am prepared to do what is necessary to stop Uber from its illegal operations.

This video is Arrest #8 - What you don't see is me offering to help the driver get a license to drive and connect him to a brand new licensed limousine as soon as he gets that licence (3-4 weeks process usually). I also pointed out he would be financially better off as well. My fight is NOT with any individual driver, it is fairly & squarely with Uber. 

Uber Managers cowardly put these drivers in this horrible position and are not prepared to drive illegally themselves, no, get someone else to do the illegal dirty work while they sit back and rake in the Uber $$$!

Russell Howarth carries out his eighth citizen's arrest in his battle to bring the taxi industry's slick hi-tech rival, Uber, to heel. Arresting Uber he claims Uber are "POWERLESS" to stop his lawful actions against them.




 

Yet another media moment that Uber declined to debate the issue LIVE. Why were Uber so afraid to discuss this issue of their UberX service. Because they tell their drivers falsely and misleading them that UberX is lawful when it fact it is 100% illegal and a crime!



Ch7 NEWS November 2014 - Arresting Uber 

 

ABC NEWS STORY - TAXI INDUSTRY KEY STAKEHOLDER MEETING - Arresting Uber invited...


The first radio interview with Paul Murray from Perth 6PR radio.



The first Arresting Uber televised public comment on the record re: Uber.



 

Nothing to do with Arresting Uber - however - this is a most professional piece aimed at addressing the balance and countering all the spin that Uber puts out there to the public - Uber is NOT above the law!