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Catching an Uber is more legal than it was yesterday in Australian state

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George Mitchell
May 18, 2016 08:40
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The government is yet to make a move to legalise the service in cities like Melbourne, and now the courts have weighed in, seemingly legalising the service.

On Wednesday, Melbourne driver Nathan Brenner won an appeal against a A$900 fine he was issued for driving UberX without accreditation, ABC News reported.

Brenner was initially fined in December in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, and was also required to pay the prosecution costs of the Victorian Taxi Commission.

The Commission has been contacted for comment.

She said the government needed more time to consider the court's findings.

On the other hand, Matt Denman, general manager of Uber Victoria, welcomed the news but stopped short of declaring the service effectively legalised.

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