Insured storm losses soar to $235 million

Insured losses from the east coast low that lashed Australia’s east coast this month has more than tripled to $235 million over the past week, reported the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). Latest figures from the ICA show that almost 32,000 claims were filed across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. ICA CEO Rob…

RSRO now in force

Following the Federal Court’s decision not to continue the stay on the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016, the RSRO is now in place for the industry. The ATA is currently involved with stakeholder discussions with the Government on the future of the order. We will continue to lobby for the abolition…

ATA calls for Government to abolish RSRT now!

The ATA has called for urgent action from the Australian Government to protect the livelihood of owner drivers, following the Federal Court’s decision to remove the stay on the Road Safety Remuneration Order yesterday afternoon. “The Road Safety Remuneration System will not improve safety outcomes for the trucking industry. Instead, it threatens the viability of…

ATA to lead Canberra RSRO protest convoy

  The Australian Trucking Association will lead the way in a Convoy to Canberra on Monday 18 April to protest the introduction of the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016 (RSRO). The RSRO came into effect yesterday afternoon, after the Federal Court decided not to continue a stay on the order. The…

Fuel Tax Credit Rate Increase

As a result of fuel tax indexation, the fuel tax credit rate for fuel purchased for on-road use in eligible heavy vehicles increased from 12.76 cents per litre to 13.06 cents per litre on 1 August 2015. The fuel tax credit rate for powering auxiliary equipment also increased, from 38.9 cents per litre to 39.2…

Government extends freeze on trucking fuel tax

Government extends freeze on trucking fuel tax

Australia’s 49,000 trucking operators, including 45,000 small businesses, will all benefit from the Government’s decision to extend its current freeze on the rate of fuel tax they pay. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, announced the decision yesterday. Trucking businesses currently pay 26.14 cents per litre in fuel…