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New “Traveller” road laws are as clear as mud

The Baillieu Government’s weak attempt to claim it’s working to make the state’s roads safer has unravelled, with its Road Safety Bill to have significant unintended consequences for Victorian drivers, it was revealed today.

Shadow Minister for Road Safety James Merlino said the Government’s attempt to rush a Bill through Parliament to stop drivers having a “traveller” during a car trip had left Victorians utterly confused about what they can and can’t do on and off the road.

Christmas Appeal


James Merlino, Member for Monbulk has taken the opportunity to donate a special Christmas hamper to the ‘Christmas of Hope’ Christmas appeal and has today urged everyone to get involved and help those in need.

Proposed McDonalds In Tecoma

I do not as a rule publicly criticise Yarra Ranges Council, unfortunately this has to be the exception.

Why Is Baillieu Ignoring Road Safety?

A comprehensive road safety strategy to save lives should be delivered by the Baillieu Government immediately following today’s report showing road safety cameras work.

Baillieu Cuts Funding From Kids Healthy Living Programs

The fight against lifestyle disease such as type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity has taken a severe hit as part of the Baillieu Government’s million dollar cuts to education and early childhood programs across Victoria.

Suburban Stations Miss Out Under Botched PSO Rollout

Ted Baillieu’s botched protective services officer plan has continued to unravel with revelations that most suburban stations will miss out after it was revealed that only 93 officers will be deployed to the rail network over the next 12 months.

PSO Policy In Tatters As Budget Shows $50 Million Blowout

The Baillieu Government’s promise to deploy Protective Services Officers to every metropolitan train station is in tatters with the State Budget showing a $50 million blowout and no sign of funds to improve station facilities for PSOs.

Baillieu Turns His Back On Upwey Commuters

Commuters on the Belgrave line deserve answers from Ted Baillieu on how he intends to improve safety at Upwey station after dumping a plan to upgrade it to Premium status.