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Release of reviews of road safety remuneration system and consultation process

Ministers:

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment
Minister for Women
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator for Western Australia

The Government has today released the report of the review into the operation of the Road Safety Remuneration System which was introduced in 2012. The Review was required under the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012.

Targeted consultations were conducted by PwC with stakeholders across the industry including the Transport Workers Union, industry and employee associations, owner driver representatives and relevant government departments and agencies, including the Fair Work Ombudsman.

In addition to releasing the PwC Report, the Government has also released a report into the review of the System conducted by Mr Rex Deighton-Smith of Jaguar Consulting, which also involved targeted consultations with industry participants and other key stakeholders.

The Department of Employment will now commence consultations with key industry participants including owner drivers and unions, to discuss the findings of the Reports and options for reform. Consultations will be conducted in regional centres to ensure all impacted parties have an opportunity to participate.

“I encourage all interested stakeholders to participate in the consultation process so that a diversity of views is represented, to inform the consideration by the Government of the reform options going forward,” Minister Cash said.

For those that would like to be involved in the consultations, they can email rsrreview@employment.gov.au or visit https://www.employment.gov.au/review-road-safety-remuneration-system  for further information.