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Shadow Minister For Rural Roads, Roma Britnell

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Shadow Minister For Rural Roads, Roma Britnell

Call to ease curfews

Deliveries to stores and supermarkets across Hamilton and Portland as customers continue to panic buy has meant Transport drivers are working over time to replenish bare shelves.

Supply chain workers are also putting in long hours to fill orders.

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Shadow Minister for Rural Roads and Freight and Member for South West Coast, Roma Britnell is calling on local governments to ease curfews on arterial roads, especially at night.

She says during the bushfires, truckies were among the first to put their hands up to provide help to those who needed it.

“I want to put on the record my thanks for all those people who are putting in extra hours to make sure Victorian’s have what they need to get through these uncertain times. Your work is invaluable.

“I’m concerned about the impacts this unnecessary panic buying is having on our supply chain workers, supermarket workers and on vulnerable people in our community.

“Our truck drivers and supply chain workers can only stretch so far. If they aren’t at work, the state will grind to a half. That’s something that needs to be considered by people who continue striping the shelves bare.”

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