Today, the Victorian Government’s proposed road user charge for electric vehicles (EVs) passed the upper house. Mr Barton was one of the five crossbenchers to support the bill. In speaking to the major manufacturers in this sector, Barton has learned there is a...
“The gig economy continues to be under-regulated, with vulnerable workers allowed to fall through the cracks. The fact that rideshare drivers are not paid an industry minimum wage, do not receive superannuation, sick days or insurance makes absolutely clear the need for more government regulation in this sector.”
“I will continue to advocate the government to better address homelessness in Victoria and adopt the recommendations suggested in the homelessness inquiry report.”
Media Release – Rod Barton MP Condemns Greens Motion on the Group Voting Ticket ‘Laughable’ and ‘Hypocritical’
“I wear my vote as a badge of honour,” says Rod. “The group voting ticket is for the little guy, it is the check and balance that corrects the super-planners and bureaucrats and I will continue to perform this role with pride, respect and humility.”
“When the health and wellbeing of our elderly population declines, this places pressure on younger generations and affects the entire community. We must do better”
“The last few years have been incredibly difficult for the taxi and hire car industry. It is frankly unfair the regulator has allowed this illegal activity to take place for so long as it undermines the ability for legal drivers to earn a living wage.”