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Turnbull Government hanging truckies out to dry just to buy votes



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10 April, 2016

Press Release

Turnbull Government hanging truckies out to dry just to buy votes

Senator for Queensland and Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team, Glenn Lazarus has today slammed the Turnbull Government for trying to bribe truckies into voting for the Coalition. “Malcolm Turnbull has today announced the Turnbull Government will abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) if they are re-elected,” Senator Glenn Lazarus said. “This is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard.

“The Turnbull Government is just trying to buy votes and they are prepared to use mum and dad truckies as pawns in their own election campaign. “Owner Drivers are being decimated now. “This should not be an election issue. This is an issue which should be solved now - not in August - not after an election - it must be solved now. “I will be introducing a Bill into the Senate during the week of 18 April 2016 to abolish the RSRT and the order. “Mum and dad truckies are going bust now. They are in pain. They are suffering across the country as a result of the RSRT order.

“I call on Malcolm Turnbull, his Government and all crossbench Senators to support my bill to abolish the RSRT and the order next week. “Truckies can not wait until August - they need results now and I am determined to see that this happens. “We can get rid of the RSRT and the order next week. Let’s just get on with the job and do it next week.” ENDS