Keep Australian Truckers on the road

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Keep Australian Truckers on the road

This petition had 3,328 supporters

Legislation has been passed that will regulate minimum payments made to Australian truck owner drivers and will price them 30+ % above the current industry rates.  As there is no pricing regulation on using larger transport companies that employ drivers, how can the Mum & Dad small businesses compete in the market?

The Act was announced the week prior to Christmas and the governing body, The Road Safety Tribunal and Fairwork Australia have provided little information and unable to answer questions directed to them relating to interpretation of the Act.

The legislation is due to commence on 4th April 2016 which leaves little time with so much to do.  I would like to see a six month extension on the start date be made so that the effects of the Act are properly considered before it’s too late for our hard working small business operators.

The legislation can be found at http://www.rsrt.gov.au/

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This petition had 3,328 supporters