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Taxi drivers protest at Melbourne Airport

Cab drivers have again rallied at Melbourne Airport to protest changes to the short-fare system.

Between 40 and 50 taxis blocked the “feeder lanes” drivers use to access the terminal.

But Melbourne Airport says some taxis are still operating and an alternative lane has been opened for them to use.

“There is a minority group of cab drivers who are protesting,” airport spokesperson Anna Gillett said on Tuesday.

The airport is running additional Skybuses to help passengers, she said.

Protest spokesman Harkaran Singh said they wanted to send a message that drivers who queue for hours only to drive passengers a short distance should get priority.

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