Rod Barton MP

Member of Eastern Metropolitan Region at Parliament of Victoria
Location: Melbourne

Participating in their 1st Vinnies CEO Sleepout

The extent of the Homelessness problem in Melbourne has shocked me

As a new MP for Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne I was shocked to find that over 14,000 people in my electorate faced a housing crisis last year. I thought homelessness was just people sleeping on the inner city streets, but it’s not. Homelessness is an invisible plague in our suburbs – families fleeing domestic violence, young people couch surfing, and mums collecting breakfast from the free fruit bins at Woolies.

I’m also sleeping out this year because homelessness is something that effects the taxi and hire car industry that I come from. I know of drivers sleeping in their cars because they’ve lost their homes and are facing huge financial hardship.

Help me break the cycle and reach my target. Donating $50 will make a huge difference.

Thanks,

Rod

So far this year I helped provide

26

Individual support programs

68

Beds

274

Meals

Latest Donations

13cabs Simon Purssey

Customer service, customer service and more customer service. It’s this and the operators partners and drivers that the taxi industry is known seen as an integral part of the fabric of society and a major player of the tourism Industry and helps boat the economy of Australia.

$1.33k
Crown Cabs / Slyyk App

We see it more and more within the cbd but we aren’t doing enough, hope more can be done by Government finding a solution to homelessness, keep up the great work Rob.

$1,000
Transport Matters Party

$515
Vthf

Great initiative Rod - keep up the fight! Best wishes from all of us at VTHF.

$500
André Baruch - Cpvaa

Good on you Rod for taking a lead in this important cause

$500
Beverley Hase

Great cause Rod

$310
Rod Barton

Someone had to go first. Homelessness is huge issue in my industry - taxi and hire cars - and now that I'm a member of Parliament I've discovered it's a huge issue in my new electorate of Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne. So, don't be shy. Let's raise some money and fix this.

$260
Annette Barton

$260
Angela Rieusset

Good Luck Rod

$208
Independent Automation Pty Ltd

Well done Rob, raising money for a great cause.

$208
T. Hanks & Friend

"We're all only just one bad decision or unfortunate circumstance away from being homeless"

$125
Robert Hill-smith

do not freeze rod--i need you warm and lucid !

$125
Ken & Pam Mcnabb

A good cause Rod. Inspirational

$125
Toni Peters

Great initiative Rod. I'll provide the cardboard box for you!

$125
Gary Martin

$125
Stephen O'rourke

$120
Rad Terbah

Good on you Rod. Keep up the good work. Cheers Rad

$120
Anonymous
$114
Errol Spaull

i hope i can give more, as you are aware that we are on a pension please except tis $100

$104
Anonymous
$104
Kim Guest

$104
George Antonopoulos

Great job raising funds for a such an important cause πŸ‘

$59
Sandra Garratt

Well done Rod

$57
Kurt

Great dedication Rod. RESPECT

$57
Melinda Richardson

$57
Mosca Family

A great cause.

$57
Anonymous
$57
Bernadette Rambold

I hope this small donation will help someone in need.

$57
Anastasios Flitzanis

$57
Anonymous
$57
Constantinos Ginis

$57
Rod Alford

All the best for such a worthy cause. πŸ‘

$57
Michael Eddey

All the very best with your new political career Rod, and what a great way to start...helping the homeless. Michael and Diane

$57
Johnson Family

$57
Alan & Michelle Kaye

Well Done Rod , a great effort for a great cause Alan & Michelle Kaye

$57
Evelyne Albrecht

Good luck!

$57
Catherine Wood

$57
Lauren Burdett

Good on you Rod for having the courage to do what so many do not!

$57
Anonymous
$55
Muhammad Syed

$52
Eleanore Fitz

$52
The Grandkids

Good Luck Grandpa!! Love Ally, Ethan, Ayden, Chelsea and Marshmallow xx

$52
Mark Atkins

GOOD LUCK ROD

$52
Anonymous
$52
Anonymous
$52
Keith Abraham

$52
Peter Koutsantonis

$50
David & Rosemary Addis

Go Rod! David & Rosemary

$50
Aileen Gray

$50
Kirilly Plum

Well done and good luck!

$30
Chinniah Koneshwaran

$26
Simon Purssey

It’s all about the customer and that the clients Drivers Operators and Partner.

$26
Michel Bajjali

Well done Rod , you always being a gentleman πŸ‘πŸ‘

$26
Isobel White

$21
Amy Peters

$21
Jacob Revzin

$21
Dave

It's heartbreaking to see fellow Australians living on the streets in squalor. It's unacceptable.

$21
Tansel Mehmet

Keep up the good work πŸ‘πŸ‘

$21
Natasha Mccafferty

$21
Ibrahim Ibrahim

$21
Anonymous
$21
David Brooks

$21

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