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 through the legal system for everyday Victorians, like those blokes who drive taxi and hire cars, when things go wrong.”
I asked the Minister for Transport Infrastructure to release the findings of the planning and design works for the rail linke to Rowville and to release the time line for construction to begin.
I asked the Minister for Public Transport if was the taxi regulators role to dictate when Victoria Police are able access evidence for their inquiries following two instances in Wodonga where police have been refused footage following alleged incidents.
The first stage of the Suburban Rail Loop project stops just one station short, leaving Doncaster without rail transport yet again. I have encouraged people to have a say on planning and development of major projects as they evolve, and I encourage them to take every opportunity to push for better transport services.
I asked the Minister for Roads why ute drivers who register for toll accounts in New South Wales pay passenger rates on toll roads throughout the country, including Victoria, while ute drivers using toll accounts in Victoria pay the same rates as a commercial vehicle.
I spoke in support of the Wage Theft Bill, which was passed on Tuesday, 16 June. I think it is fair that we hold businesses accountable who deliberately do the wrong thing, and we demand honesty, integrity and a fair go when you employ people.I think it is fair that we hold businesses accountable who deliberately do the wrong thing, and we demand honesty, integrity and a fair go when you employ people.
I used my members statement this week to send good luck and best wishes to the many people in the hospitality businesses across my Eastern Metropolitan electorate and indeed the state who have been able to reopen their doors this week as restrictions ease, and to encourage everyone to #buylocal
I asked Premier Andrews to ensure that all Victorian government departments support small business and use only Australian registered rideshare and taxi services?