fbpx

Newsroom

 

Latest News

Parliament

Media Releases

Constituency Question – 10 December 2020

Dec 10, 2020 | News, Parliament

Today Rod asked the Minister, how many fines have been issued by the regulator to enforce this law in the last 12 months, and does the minister have confidence in the regulator’s plan to stop all the illegal activity?

Hansard Speech

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:45): My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll. Last year this Parliament passed an amendment on touting in the Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, which made touting illegal in Victoria.

This was not only a win for the taxi and hire car industry, but it was a reassurance to the public that they would be protected from these touts. Yet with the recommencing of flights into Melbourne touters are once again stealing work from those who are obeying the law. Mere days ago it was reported to me by a concerned constituent that a group of 10 touters stood together at the airport waving unsuspecting individuals into their cars and stealing rides from registered drivers who follow the rules.

Touting is illegal and must be treated with seriousness by the regulator. The information I seek is: how many fines have been issued by the regulator to enforce this law in the last 12 months, and does the minister have confidence in the regulator’s plan to stop all the illegal activity?

 

Constituency Question – 10 December 2020

No Description

Share this:

Related News

Business Support

Business Support

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (21:19): (1580) My adjournment is for the Treasurer in the other place. The taxi and hire car industry has faced devastation throughout these lockdowns, and I commend the government for including the commercial passenger vehicle...

Firearms and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2021.

Firearms and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2021.

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (21:29): As someone who had a farm for many years, I know that firearms are widespread around our properties throughout the community. I was just trying to reflect on whether in all those years I can recall an incident where someone...

Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Amendment Bill 2021.

Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Amendment Bill 2021.

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (17:05): I rise to speak on the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Amendment Bill 2021. This bill will address a number of issues that have plagued communities along the Great Ocean Road for far too long. This stretch of...