A clarion call on industry deregulation, safety

The Government’s commitment to slashing red tape and improving road safety will boost the economy, create jobs and save lives, Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair David Smith said today.

Mr Smith was responding to the Prime Minister’s address to the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, where he pointed out that: “Trucks were allowed to resupply along roads and during hours where they were previously banned. And the sun came up the next day.”

Mr Smith said that governments should not reintroduce the bans.

“The Queensland government has extended the curfew free period. It should become permanent; we urge other states and territories to follow suit,” Mr Smith said.

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