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Meet Rod

Rod has been involved in the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry for over 30 years. Beginning as a Taxi driver in the bustling streets of Victoria to becoming the president of the Commercial Passenger Vehicles Association. It was then Rod found his passion in fighting for the rights of the Taxi industry, fighting for their safety and fair treatment.

In 2018, after the illegal entry of Uber, Rod and his friend and business partner, Andre, decided to take their fight to Parliament. In November 2018, Rod was successfully elected into the legislative Council of Victoria representing the Transport Matters party. He fought for 4 hard years for the rights of the transport sector as well as many other issues close to his heart. Although not successful in 2022, Rod still fights for the rights of vulnerable workers.

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Uber Class Action Settlement

Uber Class Action Settlement

Uber has been held to account by taxi and hire car drivers when governments failed to do so. Uber has blinked and has settled on the steps of the Supreme Court the night before a trial was due to start today over their alleged illegal behavior! This class action was...

Uber “Kill Switch” Claim

Uber “Kill Switch” Claim

No one knows what the outcome will be; this case has the potential to be one of the largest claims in Australia if successful.

Tax Cuts

Tax Cuts

The true crime in regard to tax reform is the multinationals who operate and make billions in sales in Australia and then move the profits offshore, they pay minimal tax in this country, if you make it here you should be taxed here!

Children the invisible victims of crime

Children the invisible victims of crime

In my time in Parliament, I don’t believe I wasted a moment highlighting those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society. As a crossbench member we have limited opportunities to bring forward a parliamentary inquiry. I never wasted an opportunity to initiate...

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3 days ago
Rod Barton

ManpowerGroup Australia

I am very proud to be part of the team at ManpowerGroup Australia, helping those who are unemployed, underemployed, or working in the gig economy find safe and secure employment. As the program lead for special projects, I’m pleased to announce our initiative to recruit, train, and assist in obtaining safe and secure employment in the logistics and transport industry.

We will be recruiting, training, and finding secure, safe opportunities for over 500 workers this year. The current program is Victoria-focused only at this stage, with a view to running this program out nationally in late 2024 or early 2025. As part of this project, we are currently seeking individuals who already hold a forklift driver’s certificate and are willing to undergo further training to enhance their opportunities in the logistics and transport industries to improve your career opportunities. If you want the protection of awards, if you want a living wage, if you want safe and secure employment, and would like to register your interest, please email us your details at:

industrialvic@au.manpowergroup.com

Gayle Tierney MP Vicki Ward MP for Eltham Transport Workers Union - TWU Transport Workers Union, Victorian/Tasmanian Branch - TWUVicTas

#TAFE #victorianskillsauthority #drivingyourfuture #gigworkers #secureemployment #livingwage #newfuture
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ManpowerGroup Australia

I am very proud to be part of the team at ManpowerGroup Australia, helping those who are unemployed, underemployed, or working in the gig economy find safe and secure employment. As the program lead for special projects, I’m pleased to announce our initiative to recruit, train, and assist in obtaining safe and secure employment in the logistics and transport industry.

We will be recruiting, training, and finding secure, safe opportunities for over 500 workers this year. The current program is Victoria-focused only at this stage, with a view to running this program out nationally in late 2024 or early 2025. As part of this project, we are currently seeking individuals who already hold a forklift driver’s certificate and are willing to undergo further training to enhance their opportunities in the logistics and transport industries to improve your career opportunities. If you want the protection of awards, if you want a living wage, if you want safe and secure employment, and would like to register your interest, please email us your details at: 

industrialvic@au.manpowergroup.com

Gayle Tierney MP Vicki Ward MP for Eltham Transport Workers Union - TWU Transport Workers Union, Victorian/Tasmanian Branch - TWUVicTas

#TAFE #victorianskillsauthority #drivingyourfuture #gigworkers #secureemployment #livingwage #newfuture

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Demand Freedom for Julian Assange! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lncqvq9QupM

3 days ago
Rod Barton

Road Works adviceWorks continue to widen the West Gate Freeway from eight to 12 lanes.

These extra lanes will slash travel times between the west and the city.

Over 36,000 tonnes of asphalt has been laid on the West Gate Freeway so far.

To allow crews to safely lay more asphalt and install gantries, there will be several disruptions on the West Gate Freeway this weekend, including:

• Lane closures in both directions from tonight 7pm Friday 12 April until 5am Monday 15 April. Between the M80 interchange and Millers Road, the citybound carriageway will be reduced to three lanes and the outbound reduced to four lanes. Delays of up to 10 mins expected

• The West Gate Freeway closed overnight tomorrow, Saturday 13 April, in both directions between the M80 interchange and Millers Road. Citybound will close at 11pm and outbound at 11:59pm, with the road reopening at 7am.

• The Princes Freeway citybound ramps to Geelong Road and the West Gate Freeway will be closed overnight tonight, Friday 12 April and Sunday 14 April, between 10pm and 5am.

Please follow signage for directions and allow extra time for travel.

Check before you travel at: bigbuild.vic.gov.au/disruptions
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Road Works advice

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Is there a target completion date as yet?

The never ending sprawl.

BUT ... how does it FIX the POTHOLES down in the GLENELG SHIRE ... it doesn't... WHEN will LABOR realise that there are roads OUTSIDE the city perimeter !!! .. BUILD roads for SAFETY ...NOT convenience !!