Briefly: Uber has skirted Australia's almost non-existent ride-sharing rules for almost two years now. The company boasted yesterday that it has completed 10 million UberX in Australia, but none of them were technically legal. Today, Australia's first fully legal Uber ride was completed.
Uber is about to start fully legal operations in Canberra, which has officially approved the ridesharing service for operation.
Today, the first ride was taken by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. The car looks like a Nissan Maxima.
— James Fettes (@JamesFettes) October 29, 2015