NEWS & MEDIA

Road Safety Tribunal Demise Seems Costly

11 Dec 2016

This week we passed the 100th death in truck crashes since the federal government tore down the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal in April, which was providing a solution to the carnage. Read More »

Transport Workers Union Calls For Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Restoration

9 Dec 2016

The truckies’ union has called for the reinstatement of the road safety watchdog following the death of more than 100 people in truck crashes since it was scrapped by the government in April. Read More »

TWU Stance Backed By Albanese

9 Dec 2016

Shadow transport minister Anthony Albanese has added his voice to Transport Workers Union (TWU) criticism of federal government funding of fatigue research. “The absurdity of the Turnbull Government’s abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has been highlighted by the Government’s plan to spend $800,000 on a study into the causes of fatigue in truck drivers,” he says. The statements will be seen as reinforcing Labor’s commitment to reinstating the RSRT if it wins power. Read More »

Federal Government Wastes Taxpayers’ Money On Truck Driver Fatigue Research

8 Dec 2016

The Federal Government has announced it will spend over $800,000 of taxpayers’ money on research into truck driver fatigue, despite tearing down a tribunal this year which was tackling the problem. Read More »

100 Killed In Truck Crashes Since Turnbull Tore Down Road Safety Watchdog

5 Dec 2016

The death toll in truck crashes has reached 100 since the Federal Government in April scrapped a road safety watchdog which was investigating the pressures on truck drivers that lead to safety risks. Read More »

Six Die During Horror Week For Truck Crashes

17 Nov 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for an urgent review of Federal and State road safety agencies following a spate of truck crashes that have left six people dead in just three days. Read More »

Driving Schools’ ‘Bogus’ Licences Causing Trucking Havoc

10 Nov 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. Read More »

Former RSRT Member Has No Regrets

20 Sep 2016

Award-winning fatigue expert Prof Ann Williamson says RSRT or something like it is still needed. She says the link between low rates and safety is undeniable, based on several peer-reviewed studies. She says there was a lot of misinformation going on at the time of the RSRT’s demise, as well as a lack of information. Read More »

Race to the Bottom

1 Sep 2016

NatRoad is seeking to bend the general carriers contract rules in NSW by exempting its members, who in turn will exploit drivers they employ. Tony Sheldon writes. Read More »

Mascot Tanker Flip Shows Industry On Edge

19 Aug 2016

The Transport Workers’ Union has strengthened calls for the implementation of a national Safe Rates System after an overturned fuel tanker carrying 35,000 litres of diesel and unleaded fuel caused havoc for Sydney road users on Friday morning. Read More »

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