Northern based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald joined with Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry MP and most other Queensland LNP politicians at the Australian Trucking Association RSRT Rally outside Parliament House in Canberra this morning.
Senator Macdonald said he welcomed the Government’s announcement last week to put forward legislation to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. The Tribunal was introduced by Bill Shorten and the Labor Government in 2012 in a desperate attempt to force owner drivers to become union members, under the guise of road safety.
Senator Macdonald said he had last week made representations to the Prime Minister to rush forward legislation this week to abolish the Tribunal.
“My parliamentary colleague, Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and I have been fighting hard for her constituents in Rockhampton and Central Queensland, many of whom are mum and dad small business owners who are facing certain ruin if the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal legislation is not abolished,” Senator Macdonald said.
“It’s pleasing to see a number of independents who previously have supported the Tribunal now coming forward to agree with the Coalition to abolish it.”