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Truck driver shortage prompts haulage company to offer salary of $150k to attract ‘good’ operators

As the transport industry continues to grapple with a shortage of truck drivers, one Northern Territory business has started offering big salaries to attract the right operators. Key points: The trucking industry grappling with shortage of drivers across Australia One NT trucking business is offering a $150,000 salary for road train drivers Queensland introduces a …

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Foot-and-mouth disease fears spark extra $14m in government funding to keep it out of Australia

Australia will spend an extra $14 million bolstering its defense against a disease that threatens to wipe out the country’s farm and tourism sectors. Key points: The extra funding includes technical support package for Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea Additional resources will provide for new biosecurity officers at airports and mail centers The move …

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