The report into the gig economy released recently by the Victorian Government reveals workers in the gig economy sector have been pushed further into insecure work and are increasingly turning to the gig economy and having to work multiple jobs to make ends meet.
The Government asked me, a non-government member to be part of a CPV Advisory Panel to advise Minister on measures to assist the CPV industry through this difficult time. The Panel made a number of recommendations, costing $22 million and it has been accepted.
I spoke in support of the Justice Legislation Misc Amendment Bill 2019 – a bill that allows legal firms to charge contingency fees and spreads the costs across all participants. “This bill is about people, it is about justice and it is about doing what we can to ensure a level playing field is available…
Focus on transport
Transport is essential to our economy, our quality of life and our freedoms of choice. Rod will bring attention to the state of our roads, our decaying regional networks and the growing need to expand our public transport infrastructure and make it more accessible and desirable.