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African youth gangs assault Indian taxi drivers

Mike Edmonds: Herald Sun | September 13, 2008


MELBOURNE’S Indian and Pakistani taxi drivers are being bashed and robbed by African youth gangs.

And there are fears the number of attacks reported to Victoria Police is only the tip of the iceberg.

The hot spot for inter-racial violence is Melbourne’s inner north. This year between May 8 and August 2 there were 12 reported robberies on taxi drivers in Flemington, Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale.

Police will not officially acknowledge any particular ethnic group is a target, or that any other group is carrying out the crimes.

But in …

Blind Man Beats Discriminating Muslim Cabby in Court – Then Refused Entry into Cab Again

Blind man, guide dog win court action

Andrew Dowdell, Court Reporter: The Advertiser | July 23, 2008


A BLIND man who won a lawsuit after his guide dog was refused entry into a taxi is happy with the result – even though it means he lost a potential windfall.

Peter Ellson was today awarded $2300 in compensation and damages after the Equal Opportunity Tribunal found he had been discriminated against by a cabbie working for PBL Taxis in February 2006.

However, Mr Ellson could have made $25,000 more by settling out of court.

Mr Ellson said he took the …