“We are asking these transport workers to work for a rate of pay and in a set of conditions that the vast majority of Victorians would not accept. It is time to fix it.”
“It is critical that the taxi and hire car industry is represented in the parliamentary process. That is why I came to this place. I will continue to fight for fairness and a pathway forward for the industry.”
“This trial was straight forward stuff. How could the CPVV entirely redact almost 60% of pages I received? This forces me to ask, what are they trying to hide?”
Rod Barton believes the 2021 Victorian budget is a Labor budget with Labor values. This budget has focused on mental health, education and healthcare, with significant investment in the Eastern Metropolitan region. Barton is pleased to see $386 million dedicated to...
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.”