Taxi licence holders are able to apply for $20,000 in compensation for each licence they own.
Taxi licence holders are able to apply for $20,000 in compensation for each licence they own. Blainey Woodham / Tweed Daily Ne

Uber compensation offered to person with no taxi licence

A SUNCOAST Cabs staff member who had never held a taxi licence was sent an application for $40,000 of government Uber compensation, the Queensland Opposition has revealed in parliament.

Deputy Opposition leader Deb Frecklington tabled the letter and pre-filled application form in parliament on Thursday.

Ms Frecklington said the letter for $40,000 compensation was sent to a Suncoast Cabs staff member who did not hold a taxi licence and never had.

Taxi licence holders are able to apply for $20,000 in compensation for each licence they hold - capped at two licences.

Ms Frecklington questioned how many compensation applications had been sent to the wrong people.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she would investigate the letter but called it a "one=off”.

"I'm more than happy to have a look at that letter,” she said.

"If it has been sent in error, I apologise to that person.

"I will look at the details of the letter and we will get back to the person.”

Ms Palaszczuk used the question to defend her government's $100 million package to the taxi industry to compensate for the legalisation of ride-sharing including through apps such as Uber.

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