Queensland Nationals Senator Barry O’Sullivan said the Prime Minister’s announcement today to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) provided the clearest pathway to ensure the long-term viability of the transport industry.
Senator O’Sullivan said he would now happily retire his own private Senator’s bill and throw his full support behind the Prime Minister’s plan to reallocate funds from an abolished RSRT to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
“Today the Prime Minister has made clear his long term intention is to abolish the tribunal,” Senator O’Sullivan.
“This is the news so many of us have wanted to hear. This is a win for common sense.
“This decision demonstrates the Prime Minister has listened to the concerns of owner-drivers across the nation and is prepared to take decisive action to defend the interests of small business in Australia.
“I now call on my federal colleagues of all political persuasions to support this plan to give real certainty to our owner-drivers.”