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Anti-owner driver laws update: Now to Parliament

Sunday, April 17, 2016

On Friday (15 April) ICA’s lawyers appeared before the High Court Chief Justice on our constitutional challenge to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. Our application has been referred to the Federal Court. Unfortunately an injunction to immediately freeze the RSRT Order was not granted.

We were inundated with stories from owner-drivers on how the RSRT is harming them. We put these stories to the Court. Read them here. These stories bring home the real pain being inflicted on families across Australia.

Attention now turns to Parliament this week, starting on Monday 18 April. The Turnbull government is to put a Bill to repeal the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. This is critical to saving owner-drivers. You can do something practical to help repeal these evil laws.

Here’s detail on the Senate voting position:
  • 6-7 independent Senators are voting for repeal. This is enough for repeal to succeed. Ring/email to give them your support.
  • Senator Muir says retain the laws but wants more talk. Here’s his statement. Sorry, Senator Muir, you talk while these people go broke! Ring/email Senator Muir and let him know he is wrong.
  • The Greens and Labor want to keep the laws. Ring/email your local Green/Labor MP. Tell them they are wrong.

At this critical voting time your voice matters. Ring/email today, Monday and Tuesday. Personal contact from ordinary people has a big impact on how MPs think and vote.

 

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