I spoke in support of our Emergency Service Workers and the benefits provided by the Superannuation Amendment Bill 2019, but reminded the Government that their taxi reforms in 2017 have stripped the taxi industry of its superannuation.
I spoke on the Marine & Fisheries Amendment Bill and made note of the unfairness when compared to compensation offered to the taxi industry.
I asked the Minister for Transport Infrastructure to re-evaluate stage 1 of the Suburban Rail Loop project and extend the first stage to include Doncaster and ensure that Victorians are better connected as quickly and as effectively as possible.
I am pleased to rise today to commend a group of talented young women from Ivanhoe Girls Grammar who presented their safe public transport bill to me last week. As part of our Youth Parliament program, the girls debated and passed a bill to implement new safety measures around public transport infrastructure and high-risk areas for women.
The commercial passenger vehicle industry knows that the RedBook inspection makes a mockery of VicRoads’s roadworthy standards. So I ask the minister to take immediate action and stop the regulator undermining the government’s road safety initiatives and VicRoads’ standards on licensed roadworthiness certificates.