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2019 – a year in Parliament

Dec 18, 2019 | Parliament





  • Rod introduced an inquiry into pricing and other options to increase the use of public transport, including extending the Free Tram Zone to include hospitals, universities and major attractions, and make transport free across the network for students and seniors.
  • Rod introduced another inquiry into the extent and causes of Homelessness in Victoria and was appointed as a participating member of the committee to investigate this.

    Spotlight firmly on hidden homelessness in Victoria

  • Rod negotiated government amendments to the Engineers Registration legislation to extend the registrations to 3 year terms and work with other states and territories to create a national system.
  • Rod raised $10,000 for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
  • Public hearings for the CPV Inquiry began.



  • Rod pushed the Government to tighten up on CPV safety following a series of assaults against women by men posing as rideshare drivers.

    Tighten up on CPV safety says Barton

  • Rod appeared at the North East Link public hearings in support of eastern Metro communities that will be impacted by the project, asking the advisory group and the Minister to consider the needs of the community.



  • The Inquiry into the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 Reforms report was released with 13 recommendations to repair the past and move the CPV industry forward.

    REPORT – Inquiry into the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 Reforms

  • Rod’s amendments to the Transport Legislation Amendment Bill reintroduced an offence for touting in Victoria with fines up to $10,000 for drivers.


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