I’ve asked the Minister for Planning to reconsider the comprehensive development plan for the Lake Knox because it seems quite obvious that it describes a development that the local community doesn’t want – a petition with 12,000 signatures is a pretty big no!
We welcome the 13 recommendations tabled in Parliament today that open the opportunity to repair the past and pave the way for a viable and sustainable future for Victoria’s Commercial Passenger Vehicle industry.
The ATO has agreed to review individual cases relating to fairness fund payments and I am urging those affected to approach the ATO for assistance. I asked the Treasurer this week why no tax advice had been offered to those who received payments and now face tax debt.
The commercial passenger vehicle industry is in a mess and it’s time the Government did “the right thing” to make it safe and viable again and this week I took the opportunity of the debate on an fishing licence compensation bill and emergency service superannuation legislation to remind the Government that it’s never too late to do the right thing, and point out the damage it has done to the taxi and hire car industry and the importance of fairness across industries.