On 16 May 2016, owner-truck drivers together with representatives from associated industry groups met in Canberra at a roundtable convened by the ASBFEO. The roundtable was held to gather feedback ahead of the ASBFEO’s inquiry into the effect the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s (RSRT) Payments Order had on small businesses.
Groups represented at the roundtable: Australian Trucking Association, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Farmers’ Federation, the Council of Small Business of Australia, National Road Transporters Association, Australian Logistics Council, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia, Trucking Support Agency of Australia, National Road Freighters Association, National Owner Drivers Association and Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association.
Other bodies including the Australian Industry Group and the Transport Workers Union were also invited, but were unable to attend.
The ASBFEO conducted the following regional community meetings to gather information on the impact from owner-drivers and their families.
|Adelaide||Thursday, 9 June 2016||9:00 - 11:00am||The Parks Recreation & Sports Centre, 46 Cowan Street, Angle Park, Adelaide|
|Perth||Friday, 10 June 2016||9:00 - 11:00am||
Midland Sports Complex (Tennis/Bowls Club), Lot 21 Patterson Drive, Middle Swan, Perth
|Toowoomba||Thursday, 16 June 2016||12:00 - 2:00pm||Toowoomba City Golf Club, 254 South Street, Toowoomba|
|Dubbo||Thursday, 23 June 2016||4:00 - 6:00pm||Dubbo RSL Club, Cnr Brisbane & Wingewarra Streets, Dubbo|
|Mildura||Thursday, 23 June 2016||10:30am - 12:30pm||Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, Seventh Street, Mildura|
|Shepparton||Friday, 24 June 2016||11:00am - 1:00pm||Shepparton RSL Sub Branch, 88 Wyndham Street, Shepparton|
|Wagga||Monday, 27 June 2016||10:00am - 12:00pm||
Mercure Wagga Wagga, 1 Morgan Street, Wagga
|Devonport||Thursday, 30 June 2016||9:00am - 11:00am||
Quality Hotel Gateway, 16 Fenton Street, Devonport
|Tamworth||Thursday, 30 June 2016||10:00am - 12:00pm||
Ibis Styles Hotel, Cnr Ebsworth & Bridge Streets,