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Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox comment on abolition of RSRT: "The Senate's decision to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is very welcome. "Ai Group opposed the establishment of the Tribunal, and ever since we have called for its abolition. "The Tribunal should never have been established in the first place. It was set up in response to a TWU industrial campaign. The idea that paying drivers more or differently will improve road safety has been rightly rejected by Parliament. It threatened the livelihood of owner drivers and would have pushed up transport costs for all.
"Ai Group made numerous court and tribunal appearances and led an advocacy campaign that contributed to its successful abolition," Innes Willox said today.
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