Broadbent: Road Safety Remuneration Order draft “unfair and unreasonable”

According to the ATA NSW, the draft 'Road Safety Remuneration Order' the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has recently published for comment, fails to meet the requirements of the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 and will only create additional red tape.

ATA NSW Manager Jodie Broadbent said, the Order will place an 'unfair and unreasonable burden' on trucking operators, but will not make any changes to the behaviour of most of their retail clients.

“Many of the requirements under the draft order would place hopelessly onerous administrative burdens on our industry, which would simply drive prices higher without benefitting drivers,” she commented on the draft.

“There has also been no consideration given to the Chain of Responsibility or WHS legislation. These laws already address many of the requirements in the draft order. By duplicating these existing laws, the draft order would force operators to waste time filling out paperwork they already do.

“These failures are just the tip of the iceberg. With no obvious improvements in safety or remuneration in sight, our members have clearly expressed their frustration at a draft order that would create red tape and nothing else.”

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