October 1, 2019

Senate Inquiry into Transport

Road transport is Australia’s deadliest industry, marked by high numbers of deaths and injuries, chronic wage underpayment and exploitation. This is an industry in crisis that is crying out for change.

Senator Glenn Sterle, a former truckie, is leading the charge in Federal Government to call for industry reform. Following two forums in Canberra with truck drivers, the TWU, employer associations, operators and retailers, the Senate has approved an inquiry into trucking. This is our opportunity to demand that the government acts to improve safety and fairness in transport.

It is vital that transport workers’ voices are heard.


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The road transport industry is under immense pressure.Its now time to have a serious look at how we can keep this industry safe, viable, sustainable and profitable.I invite you to participate in the Senate inquiry into the road transport industry. Australian Trucking Association NatRoad Australia LRTAV Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association Western Roads Federation NT Road Transport Association Transport Workers Union – TWU National Road Freighters Association Inc. Linfox Woolworths Coles ALDI Australia National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Teacho Limited Ireland Bulk Haulage Queensland Trucking Assn Ltd Road Freight NSW Toll Group ACFS Port Logistics Veolia Australia & New Zealand TNT – The People Network Transport Workers Union WA Branch – TWU WA Transport Workers Union – Queensland Peter Biagini – TWU QLD Branch Secretary Transport Workers' Union of NSW Transport Workers Union, Victorian/Tasmanian Branch – TWUVicTas Transport Workers Union SA/NT Branch – TWU SA/NT Diesel magazine Big Rigs National Road Transport Newspaper ATN Transport & Logistics News Australia SARTA Whiteline Transport Owner Driver

Posted by Senator Glenn Sterle on Thursday, September 19, 2019

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