Perth 31 March 2016 - Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA) is deeply concerned about the Turnbull government’s refusal to stop the implementation of the disastrous ‘Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016’.
If implemented as planned on 4 April 2016, this order will create havoc in the transport industry, further increase Australia’s uncompetitive production cost and force thousands of Australian owner-drivers out of business and out of their homes.
The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT), a remnant Quango of TWU influence over the Gillard government, installed in 2012, made this anti-competitive order. The RSRT order penalises owner-drivers who refuse to charge minimum rates set by the tribunal, while big (and unionised) companies can still charge rates as they see fit. The obvious aim is to drive non-unionised owner-drivers out of work, or force them into the arms of the transport companies influenced by the TWU.
The order, euphemistically called ‘Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016 (2016 RSRO)’ must not be allowed to stand in a free market economy. It is bad for Australian businesses and farmers and disastrous for thousands of Australian small business operators driving their own trucks.
The president of ALA, Mrs Debbie Robinson, said, “Road safety is critically important, rogue drivers and unsafe vehicles must be taken off our roads. However, this is a role for the police and road safety authorities, not a union-influenced tribunal.”
Mrs Robinson, who is also the Senate candidate for WA stated, “Australian Liberty Alliance is committed to free and fair competition, to giving all Australians a fair go, whether they are union members or not. We will work for smaller, smarter government and abolish self-serving Quango’s like the RSRT. ALA will use the savings to repay the disastrous debt accumulated by ALP and LNP.”
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