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Meet Rod

I was elected in November 2018 and am the founder of the Transport Matters Party. After being involved in the taxi, limousine and hire car industry for more than 30 years, I saw a need for change.

Fighting for equality and fairness, my team and I work tirelessly to represent in parliament the voices of those who have long had their experiences, opinions and struggles ignored.

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Toll Rebates

Toll Rebates

On our toll roads, utes are considered light commercial vehicles and charged through the roof.

Stan White

Stan White

Stan has always been a passionate advocate for the taxi industry and along with his late wife, Isobel, they started taxi talk magazine almost 70 years ago.

Rideshare Safety

Rideshare Safety

A lack of identification requirements for rideshare vehicles has left the industry-wide open for predators to take advantage.

Infringement Trial Working Group

Infringement Trial Working Group

During the second-reading debate on the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Decriminalisation of Possession and Use of Drugs of Dependence) Bill 2022 it was said that the government will convene an infringement trial working group to give advice to the Minister for Health and the Minister for Police on possible trial options

Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance Scheme) Bill 2022

Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance Scheme) Bill 2022

This scheme is a significant improvement on what we already have, however, there remain significant flaws. I believe changes should be made so that the scheme can be more accessible to victims of family violence and sexual assault.

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9 hours ago
Rod Barton MP

In partnership with the City of Melbourne & Yarra Trams, we're looking for artists to be part of the next phase of our Transporting Arts program.

Your art could be displayed at the Lygon/Elgin St & Melbourne Museum tram stop as part of our next installation. EOIs close 5pm, 25 July! Apply today: bit.ly/3A6WGvR
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17 hours ago
Rod Barton MP

Owner Drivers like Rohit support Chapter 10A.

If Chapter 10A becomes law, independent operators including Owner Drivers will be able to negotiate for fair rates of pay.

We have to stand together and keep fighting, to ensure we have a fairer industry and that this Bill becomes law.

Join the fight, Join the TWU: twu.com.au/join
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1 day ago
Rod Barton MP

During the pandemic governments around the nation effectively halved rough sleeping. Let's push on and #EndHomelessness for good.

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