The minister believes that money should be in the state government's pocket rather than those of the most vulnerable individuals in our society.
No doubt this bill will have a major impact on jobs in the industry.
I rise to mention the contribution made not only for the people of western suburbs of Melbourne but also for Australia by an incredibly hardworking and inspiring woman and resident of Western Metropolitan Region, Ms Nicola Roxon.
My matter concerns the east-west link and the priorities of this government in its construction.
My statement today is about the Transport Legislation Amendment (Foundation Taxi and Hire Car Reforms) Bill 2013 and its impact on the industry.
I rise to raise a matter of importance to rail commuters, motorists and pedestrians across the west.
I want to take this opportunity to talk about the reception I have received from members in the last few days.
I thank the house for the opportunity to speak on this issue.
I am pleased to be the first member of the opposition to take note of this year's budget papers.