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Rod Barton was elected to the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Victoria to represent the Eastern Metropolitan Region in November 2018.  He has been involved in the taxi, limousine and hire car industry for more than 25 years.

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Eucalypts

Eucalypts

Eucalypts continue to be planted as street trees despite the high prevalence at which they fall.

LED Traffic Lights

LED Traffic Lights

Making the switch from incandescent globes to LEDs will bring road safety and energy use benefits

Windfall Gains Tax and State Taxation and Other Acts Further Amendment Bill 2021

Windfall Gains Tax and State Taxation and Other Acts Further Amendment Bill 2021

What will be coming up is that with the current motor vehicle duty exemption for wheelchair-accessible vehicles not extending to vehicles providing unbooked commercial passenger vehicle services currently—taxis—and given the importance of maintaining the number of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, subject to cabinet process the government intends to extend the existing exemption to taxis in the upcoming Victorian budget 2022–23

Timmy Rakei

Timmy Rakei

Every worker deserves to go to work and come home safely.

Notifiable Incidents

Notifiable Incidents

An audit by the New South Wales point-to-point transport commissioner showed that in New South Wales alone Uber had 516 complaints of sexual misconduct and assault in a six-month period, almost three a day. In 94 per cent of the sexual misconduct complaints Uber let their drivers stay on their platform

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23 hours ago
Rod Barton MP

After advocating for an inquiry into children with parents in custody for the better part of last year, I am so glad to see that this inquiry has got up!

The Legal & Social Issues Committee, with the support of the Government, Opposition and Xbench members self-referenced this inquiry to get it started.

This inquiry is all about early intervention, family support and finally giving these vulnerable and disadvantaged children a voice.

I would also like to thank SHINE for Kids who I have worked with closely to get this discussion started. I can't wait to see the outcome of this inquiry and am already keen to learn how we can better support these kids who have long suffered for the crimes of their parents.

These children are the invisible victims of crime.
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After advocating for an inquiry into children with parents in custody for the better part of last year, I am so glad to see that this inquiry has got up!

The Legal & Social Issues Committee, with the support of the Government, Opposition and Xbench members self-referenced this inquiry to get it started. 

This inquiry is all about early intervention, family support and finally giving these vulnerable and disadvantaged children a voice. 

I would also like to thank SHINE for Kids who I have worked with closely to get this discussion started. I cant wait to see the outcome of this inquiry and am already keen to learn how we can better support these kids who have long suffered for the crimes of their parents. 

These children are the invisible victims of crime.

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Great work Rod!

You're into vaccinating kids too, that's awesome

we still haven't forgotten you are are sell out

Awesome‼️

well done

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3 days ago
Rod Barton MP

CPVV HIRES SECRET-KEEPER MICK BATSKOS TO FIGHT FOI REQUEST

As everyone is aware, last year we requested docs (FOI) from the Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) concerning the Uber Multi-Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) Trial that occurred in Geelong.

The Privacy Commissioner has determined most of these documents should be publicly released, however, the CPVV are fighting this determination in VCAT!

Very interesting to see CPVV have hired Mick Batskos (google him), the gun for keeping government secrets. Your taxpayer $ at work!

All to hide the records of a 6 person Uber trial that went for a mere 8 weeks. What could they possibly be hiding???
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CPVV HIRES SECRET-KEEPER MICK BATSKOS TO FIGHT FOI REQUEST

As everyone is aware, last year we requested docs (FOI) from the Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) concerning the Uber Multi-Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) Trial that occurred in Geelong. 

The Privacy Commissioner has determined most of these documents should be publicly released, however, the CPVV are fighting this determination in VCAT!  

Very interesting to see CPVV have hired Mick Batskos (google him), the gun for keeping government secrets. Your taxpayer $ at work! 

All to hide the records of a 6 person Uber trial that went for a mere 8 weeks. What could they possibly be hiding???

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They're in bed with Guber just like the Government.

Very shonky, the CPVV !! How can a regulator behave like this !! NO CREDIBILITY WHATSOEVER !!!!!

Rather than focusing on the methodology of this study (which is always going to have a subjective element to it), wouldn’t it be smarter to focus on the decision itself? Surely by now there should be sufficient information available to draw some inference on whether the decision has benefited or harmed the various stakeholders (with an emphasis on the passengers). Wouldn’t it be more useful to be seeking this information from CPVV?

Taxis are about providing an income to hard working Australians who pay tax in Australia.

Dirty doings at the diggings again with the CPVV. What else is this “model litigant” hiding???

What are you hiding? What did it cost to sell out Victorians?

There are so many issues with the MPTP. Some drivers are reporting frauds in good faith but the CPVV is doing nothing about them. There is one case where a woman is misusing a car every week. it has been reported but still goes on 18 months later

The exposure of corruption is absolutely in the public interests . Fight them all the way .

What could you be possibly hiding is the real question, considering you were bought out by Andrews. The shameful thing is you talked to many Aussie families with kids and understood their pain yet you lied to their faces and voted for that pandemic bill. You have actively ruined the state of Victoria. I heard you got Dan Andrews Brighton mansion. Kind of magical how all of a sudden your comments are open again but back during the voting of the bill you closed off comments and your phone line

Karma will get you..you will never understand the damage you have done.

Get rid of cpvv. We as a members of transport. Rod stop defending them otherwise people going to say u are corrupt as well. Get rid of cpvv so everyone in industry can breath. Ask this Moran Andrew to put everything under er PTV . We are sick of cpvv funking sleagebags

How you can keep posting on any matter is beyond me.

"Model litigant" at it again. There will be nowhere to hide when the truth is finally revealed

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3 days ago
Rod Barton MP

To see Rods response to the proposed Fair Conduct and Accountability Standards for the Victorian On-Demand Workforce.https://rodbarton.com.au/fair-conduct-and-accountability-standards-for-the-victorian-on-demand-workforce/
Victorian Trades Hall Council
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To see Rods response to  the proposed Fair Conduct and Accountability Standards for the Victorian On-Demand Workforce.https://rodbarton.com.au/fair-conduct-and-accountability-standards-for-the-victorian-on-demand-workforce/
Victorian Trades Hall Council

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To see Rods response to the proposed Fair Conduct and Accountability Standards for the Victorian On-Demand Workforce.https://rodbarton.com.au/fair-conduct-and-accountability-standards-for-the-victorian-on-demand-workforce/