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    Truckies Need A Fair Go Or More Lives Will Be Lost

    April 18

    SMH, by Tony Sheldon, 18 April 2016
     
    This is what happens when a truck driver isn't  paid a decent rate to cover the costs of running his truck or his labour. He speeds, drives longer than he is permitted to, skips mandatory rest breaks, forgoes maintenance on his truck. He might even take drugs to keep himself awake to drive those extra hours.

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    Truckie Pay Pressures Killed My Brother John

    April 15

    The Daily Telegraph, by Susan Posnakidis, 15 April 2016
     
    The thing that will always haunt me is that my brother John spent his last night on this earth waiting with his truck, alone. His truck had broken down and rather than go home, he chose to stay with his load, as any truckie would do. Early the next morning as he waited at a bus stop for help an out-of-control truck carrying 42 tonnes of steel crashed through the bus stop on the Princes Highway, Urrbrae, in South Australia.

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    Police Truck Blitz Shows Safety Risks In Trucking & Need For Safe Rates

    April 07

    TWU SA/NT Branch Media Release, 7 April 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to drop its opposition to a watchdog aimed at reducing risks on the roads as a police truck blitz showed major safety breaches.

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    Truck Drivers And TWU Rally In Support Of Safe Rates

    April 06

    TWU SA/NT Branch Media Release, 6 April 2016
     
    Truck drivers and the Transport Workers’ Union held a rally in Adelaide today demanding the Government lift an injunction on an Order setting safe minimum rates for drivers.

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    RSRO Won't Cause The Sky To Fall: Quinlan

    April 05

    ATN, 4 April 2016
     
    The minimum rates order will improve occupational safety for truck drivers, Michael Quinlan says.

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    TWU To Argue For Safe Rates Order To Begin In Federal Court Hearings

    April 05

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 April 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union will argue during federal court hearings tomorrow that a stay should be lifted on an Order from the road safety watchdog setting safe minimum rates of pay for truck drivers.