Policy on the run puts supply chain at risk
The Andrews Labor Government’s last minute decision to mandate vaccines for truck drivers travelling to red zones risks leaving Victorian families and businesses without the essential goods they need.
The Government advised the freight industry late afternoon on Wednesday they would be announcing the following morning that by September 23, drivers heading in and out of a red zone would need at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.
That’s just under two weeks’ notice to get thousands of truck drivers vaccinated with absolutely no consultation.
The industry rightly has questions it wants answered - Will there be priority vaccinations at all state-run hubs? Will it be the same chaos we saw with vaccinations for Year 12 students? Does this apply to any driver entering Victoria? Or just those who reside in Victoria?
Policy on the run like this threatens to break the already fragile supply chain and could leave supermarket shelves bare across Victoria, all because the Andrews Labor Government has no plan for our freight industry.