Roads and Road Safety

Statement by Shadow Minister for Road Safety and the TAC, Brad Battin regarding transiting from Queensland and the ACT to Victoria by road

Today, the Acting Premier has put the lives of Victorians at risk. The call by Jacinta Allan to force families returning from Queensland and the ACT to Victoria by road to do so with a maximum of two stops of up to 15 minutes goes against all road safety messages. What is the expert advice …

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Daniel Andrews and the Labor Government impose new tax on number plates

By voting down amendments proposed by the Liberal Nationals in the Upper House this afternoon, Daniel Andrews and the Labor Government have this afternoon imposed yet another new tax on Victorians. As part of the Transport Legislation Amendment Bill, proposed changes to the way non-standard number plates are sold meant that owners would have had to …

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Andrews Labor Government shuffles the deckchairs and hides behind a veil of secrecy on road projects

Despite promises of a big-spending budget, all the Andrews Labor Government has managed to do for roads is to shuffle the deckchairs and refuse to update the public on road project cost blowouts. The government is trumpeting a ‘new program’ to ‘keep Victorians moving’ but the stated initiatives are made up of old announcements. All of …

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Remembering our lost road traffic victims

  Today marks the 25th World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.  We pause to remember the millions of people worldwide who have been killed or seriously injured on the road, as well as acknowledging the loss and suffering of all affected victims, families and communities.  We also pay tribute to the victims we don’t always consider; emergency response personnel and medical professionals, who deal daily with the traumatic aftermath …

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Andrews Labor Government’s shallow learners permit announcement is six months too late

Today’s announcement from Labor’s Roads Minister that work is only now just starting on putting Victoria’s learner’s permit test online is six months too late.  The Andrews Labor Government is letting down more than 200,000 young Victorians who are waiting to get their licence. Prospective drivers along with the Liberal Nationals have been calling for …

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Andrews Labor Government empty promises and spin leaves prospective learner drivers disappointed – AGAIN!

Andrews labor government empty promises and spin leaves prospective learner drivers disappointed – again! A few hours after being pressured by the Liberal Nationals and the community to commit to making the learner’s permit test available online, the Andrews Labor Government spin machine had started. On social media last night, Labor’s Roads Minister, Ben Carroll …

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Labor dragged kicking and screaming to extend motorcycle learner’s permits

Labor’s Roads Minister, Ben Carroll has finally heeded calls from the Liberal Nationals to extend motorcycle learner’s permits. In August the Liberal Nationals wrote to Labor’s Minister for Roads, urging him to extend the expiration of motorcycle learner’s permits.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many learner riders were unable to gain the experience they need to …

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