Transport Matters Party
|Founders||Rod Barton |
|Ideology||Taxi industry advocacy|
|Colours||Blue and red|
|Victorian Legislative Council|
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The party was co-founded by Rod Barton and André Baruch, both hire car operators, and is opposed to the deregulation of the taxi and hire car industry in Victoria, and the operation of ride-sharing services in the state. Most of the party's membership are taxi drivers or taxi licence owners who are involved in a class action lawsuit against Uber for loss of income between 2014 and 2017 when the company operated in Victoria as an illegal taxicab operation.
- "Currently registered parties". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
- Baruch, Andre (2 August 2017). "Transport Matters Party - new entrant into the political landscape in Victoria". Australia Wide Chauffeur Cars. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
- "Transport Matters Party to contest state poll". Surf Coast Times. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
- Jacks, Timna (12 May 2018). "'Melbourne grinding to a halt': New political party for transport". The Age. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
- "Victorian taxi, hire drivers to sue Uber for 'hundreds of millions' in lost earnings". The New Daily. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
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