An inquiry conducted by the office of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell recently found the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) and it’s Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order (RSRO) imposed financial and emotional pressures on owner drivers and small business operators.
The inquiry came in response to a request by the then small business minister Kelly O’Dwyer .
The inquiry looked into the impact of the minimum rates order in the months leading up to its commencement and duration.
The report released upon completion of the inquiry found that the payments order was discriminatory in its application to owner drivers and small family businesses in particular.
It also found that the tribunal’s handling of the entire process was marred with inefficiencies and this contributed to the confusion within the industry. Read more at https://www.ownerdriver.com.au/industry-news/1609/asbfeo-releases-rsrt-inquiry-report