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.
“Should we have S plates for senior drivers? We have L plates for learner drivers and P plates for probationary drivers.” I say no!
I urge you to consider the unintended consequences that has impacted the Victorian industry since deregulation to accommodate Uber in 2018.
No one knows what the outcome will be; this case has the potential to be one of the largest claims in Australia if successful.
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!
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...
After the failed reforms of 2017, it appears inaction of the Victorian Government indicates they are walking away from the taxi industry after creating this mess. The socially and financially irresponsible flooding of the taxi market, where now a vast number of...