$4m fund­ing cov­ers train­ing

Big Rigs - - EDITORIAL | OPINION -

VIC­TO­RIAN Pre­mier Daniel An­drews pledged $4 mil­lion in fund­ing to cover train­ing of 800 new heavy ve­hi­cle driv­ers in part­ner­ship with the VTA and oth­ers, should the La­bor Govern­ment be re-elected.

■ Brian Bates: Stop over reg­u­lat­ing the in­dus­try and all the ex­pe­ri­enced driv­ers will stay.

■ Alan Rut­land: The money will only go to RTOs who will rip off the scheme and pay train­ers noth­ing. Small train­ing providers will not be able to com­pete. ■ Graham Bun­de­sen: And where are you go­ing to find them from, ev­ery com­pany wants more driv­ers, they have to do more to keep good op­er­a­tors in the in­dus­try oth­er­wise its just a re­volv­ing door , train all you like but if they wont stay be­cause of the bulls**t then its just a waste of time and money.

■ Max En­gle­bert: How can these im­ports get a job driv­ing here yet our own kids can’t get a start in this in­dus­try?

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