Letter to the Editor: Bills introduced to Victorian Parliament February 21-23, 2017

27 February 2017


The Editor
As Addressed

Letter to the Editor: Bills introduced to Victorian Parliament February 21-23, 2017

Last week three Bills were introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Euroa electorate residents.

Of great interest to all Victorians is the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017, which proposes a $2 tax on all taxi
and Uber rides. The Liberal Nationals have long argued that anything that makes transport more expensive for Victorians
is not a good outcome. Victorians are already struggling with cost of living pressures and another new tax will make life even
tougher for many, particularly in regional areas and for elderly Victorians who use taxis to get to and from medical appointments.

The Liberals and Nationals have immediately sought an amendment to allow proper consultation with the community, taxis and
rideshare services and the tourism industry regarding this tax.

Other bills introduced this week were:

  • Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2017
  • Education and Care Services National Law Amendment Bill 2017

More information on the proposed Bills can be found at www.parliament.vic.gov.au/legislation.

Please contact my office if you need help accessing this information.

Yours sincerely

 

Steph Ryan MP
Member for Euroa
Deputy Leader of The Nationals 

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