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Jan 20, 2017

MINOR SPILLAGES ... only fines * Australia - It is a load of crap...

* New South Wales ... $550 for wee spills

--- Fines for minor spillages under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), towns complaining, arguments over liability for spillage between livestock carriers and primary producers... We're talking about effluent, that mix of faeces and urine - cow, pig and sheep shit! ... New South Wales is hitting livestock carriers hard with $550 fines for dropping small amounts of effluent... The future is clear, no matter how ridiculous it might be, effluent management systems for livestock hauliers are coming for all Australia, even if some years down the track for more remote regions... Industry associations like the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) and its state subsidiaries are jockeying to stem the surge towards national law by invoking the sharing of liability for effluent spillage "up the chain” within COR legislation... He said there is a need for transport operators, producers and livestock companies to work together to find a harmonious solution to this issue by having the cattle in the most appropriate condition, possibly after a curfew, before loading so keeping the best balance between livestock weights at the saleyard and the transport operator meeting the requirements of the law... The ALRTA is concerned that effluent is a prime vector of disease... For example in the case of a foot and mouth outbreak in Northern Australia, Mr Munro says that such an outbreak could cost the nation $60 billion... However effluent control and a simple alkaline or acid detergent wash at facilities could stop the spread of the disease... 
(Photo by Bruce Honeywill - STILL SAFE: Livestock transport across Northern Australia are still safe from effluent laws, but biosecurity might change all that)  --  Sidney, NSW, Australia - Big Rigs, by Bruce Honeywill - 16th Jan 2017

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