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Uber 'gives up' on Queensland Govt

UBER has given up hope of meeting with Queensland Government political leaders since the Palaszczuk Government announced its review into the ride-sharing industry.

Uber Australia and New Zealand general manager David Rohrsheim told a business lunch in Brisbane on Tuesday the government needed to embrace new technology if it was to remain competitive.

Mr Rohrsheim said the company had discovered through Right to Information legislation that Queensland Transport staff had devoted 6000 hours on "enforcement activities" targeting Uber drivers.

"But no-one in that department has found one hour to come down to the Uber office to ask us 'what are your safety procedures'?," he told the audience.

"So if safety was their top priority, why hasn't that meeting happened?"

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