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Dec 9, 2020 | Achievements, News, Parliament

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (09:49): Today I would like to express my gratitude to the wonderful members that helped get the Transport Matters Party re-registered only last week. It is only with your support that I can stand here today fighting on your behalf. I also want to thank the taxi and hire car industry, who have worked throughout this pandemic to deliver an essential service. Without their dedication and commitment to their work, we know that many in the community—those with wheelchair needs—would have been disadvantaged. Others will not say this, but I am proud of you.

Members Statement

9th December 2020

However, I cannot do this alone. I need to have a strong team, which includes Emma, Linda, Georgia, Kaya, and of course we have Norm—we all have a handbrake. This team has worked tirelessly this year, sometimes seven days a week, so that I can stand here representing my constituents and to work with the Parliament to endeavour to create policy outcomes which will benefit Eastern Metropolitan Region and my wider support base.

I also would like to thank each one of my colleagues in this chamber, who have treated me respectfully even though I can be annoying at times. I also would like to thank Andrew and the team, Greg and his team and all the other parliamentary staff who make this place run like clockwork.

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