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Inquiry into Children Affected by Parental Incarceration

For the better part of 2021, Rod lobbied the government to begin an inquiry into children of imprisoned parents.Rod was incredibly pleased to see the Chair of the Legal & Social Issues Committee, Fiona Patten MP self-reference this inquiry with the support of the...

Inquiry into the Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP)

Inquiry into the Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP)

In February 2021, Rod successfully moved a motion to begin an Inquiry into the Multi-Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) after the MPTP was extended to Uber.The committee held a number of hearings, all of which were incredibly damning for both Uber and Commercial...

Inquiry Into The Use of School Buses in Regional and Rural Victoria

Inquiry Into The Use of School Buses in Regional and Rural Victoria

In September 2020, Rod Barton successfully moved a motion to begin an Inquiry into the Use of School Buses in Rural and Regional Victoria. The Inquiry held a number of hearings, and the final report was published on the 30 November 2021.The report made a number of...

Inquiry into the Increase in Victoria’s Road Toll

Inquiry into the Increase in Victoria’s Road Toll

Between the 7 July 2020 and 6 October 2020, I had the privilege of sitting in the public hearings to listen to a range of experts, organisations and departments on road safety. This included international leaders in transport safety such as Vision Zero Academy from...

Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

Homelessness Inquiry Update Over the last twelve months, I have had the privilege to participate in the parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria. This inquiry has opened my eyes to understand that Homelessness is a complex and multifaceted issue that...

Stop Touting in Victoria

Stop Touting in Victoria

Thanks to Rod Bartons amendments to  The Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Amendment Bill 2019 – touting is now illegal in Victoria. Touting is the illegal practice of when a person approaches potential customers directly or by holding up a sign offering...