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Wages decision will add to the burden

The decision to increase wages by 4.6% per week for many Award based occupations means that some operators will struggle to meet these new labour costs. Draft orders for the Transport Awards will be p...

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Reminder that super contributions are increasing

Compulsory employer superannuation guarantee contributions (SGC) will increase from 10.0% to 10.5% per annum from 1 July 2022. This had been previously legislated and is not a measure introduced by th...

Essential industry finding underlines industry is vital

Landmark research probing attitudes to the road freight sector has found that Australians almost universally regard it as an essential industry, and that almost four-in-ten will vote for a politician ...

Family and Domestic Violence leave case upheld

As you will probably be aware, a full bench of the Fair Work Commission has found in favour of the ACTU’s application for an award entitlement to 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave. The C...

Fuel Tax Credit Update

By now you will be aware that a group of industry bodies that includes NatRoad has written to the Coalition  calling for the restoration of the Fuel Tax Credit. The Morrison Government announced chang...

No need for Adblue re-run

NatRoad was in the news again last week with extensive coverage across the country of an opinion piece warning that another AdBlue shortage may hit at the end of 2022 unless the incoming Federal Gover...

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Boost for training but let’s include subbies

One sweet spot in the Federal Budget was the support for small businesses to upskill their employees through the Skills and Training Boost. Assuming this measure passes post-election, small businesses...

ACTU seeks five percent wage increase

The ACTU is pushing for a five per cent increase in the minimum and award wages on the back of rising prices of petrol and other basic household items. This has led one employer association, the Austr...

Rest area call remains a priority

Federal Labor’s pledge of $80 million for new truck road areas is welcome but political parties and governments at all levels need to do more to fight driver fatigue. NatRoad’s strong view is that exi...

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