Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

What is the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

The RSRT is a Tribunal set up in 2012 by the Gillard Labor Government in response to persistent lobbying by the Transport Workers Union and others. It is built upon the notion that mandated higher rates of pay will lead to safer outcomes in the road transport industry – a theory that is yet unproven. 

The RSRT was established under the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012. Legally it is an “independent national body with functions relating to the road transport industry” but in practice it operates as a subset of the Fair Work Commission (FWC), with an annual funding envelope of approximately $2.5million per year. 

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