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    Most FWO Prosecutions Targeting Accessories

    November 14

    Workplace Express, 2 November 2016
     
    The Fair Work Ombudsman pursued accessories to alleged Fair Work Act breaches in nine out of every ten cases it lodged in court last financial year, while three-quarters involved visa-holders, according to its annual report.

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    New Senate Truck Driver Licensing Probe Hearing

    November 11

    ATN, by Rob McKay, 11 November 2016
     
    The senator Glenn Sterle-led ‘Aspects of road safety in Australia’ inquiry will grill state and federal public servants today, with the focus to be on driver licensing standards.

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    Driving Schools' 'Bogus' Licences Causing Trucking Havoc

    November 10

    Thomson Reuters Workforce Daily, 9 November 2016
     
    Exploited migrant workers are creating "havoc" on roads because bogus driving schools hand them licences for heavy vehicles without providing proper training, the head of the transport union has said.

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    Public Transport Unions Call For National Day Of Respect

    November 09

    WA Today, by Amy Mitchell-Whittington, 8 November 2016
     
    Rail, bus and tram commuters are being asked to say "thank you" to public transport workers out of respect for slain bus driver Manmeet Sharma.

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    TWU Calls For Urgent Solution To Crisis In Trucking Following Horror Crash

    November 07


    TWU SA/NT Branch Media Release, 7 November 2016
     
    A truck driver has been killed and two others have been taken to hospital after a horrific truck crash on the Eyre Highway, west of Ceduna, highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.

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    Diary Danger

    November 02

    by Steve Skinner

    Electronic work diaries (EWD) are "doomed to fail" without also reforming the trucking industry, says one of Australia’s top transport fatigue researchers.