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CH7: 457 Driver Causes Mayhem on Roads

Release date: 8/02/2016

(7 News, 5 Feb 2016) Last week the rest of Australia got to see how bad conditions in trucking have got: a driver without the necessary skills causes traffic chaos when he cannot reverse out of a busy Sydney tunnel. The driver was on a 457 visa – despite rules prohibiting truck drivers from being employed on these visas. We are calling for a national fund to ensure industry-wide training and want an investigation into truckies being brought in on 457 visas.

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