It's fair to say that despite its monumental success over the past few years in changing the way we travel, Uber's journey has been fraught with roadblocks. Aside from the stories of regular cab drivers reacting violently towards emerging systems that threaten their livelihoods, there has been plenty of legal bother for Uber and its peers to contend with.
The bill passed in Queensland Parliament puts drivers of ride-sharing businesses like Uber at risk for fines peaking at $2,356, while the administrators can cop fines of almost $24,000. Though Uber is obviously not happy with the ruling, the general public has also warmed to the convenience and pricing structures of the company. Thus, it's not surprising to hear that so many made the effort to write in and protest the decision of the Queensland authorities.
Whether this stunt makes a difference, only time will tell. Clearly, though, Uber is trying to make the point that the Queensland government really needs to get with the times.
I think you'll agree—it's a point well made.