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Isolation rules may be relaxed for transport workers as Scott Morrison asks for patience on shortages

With up to half the industry’s workforce out of action, national cabinet will consider changing rules for transport and logistics sector

State and territory leaders will consider relaxing isolation requirements for the trucking and logistics sector, as the prime minister, Scott Morrison, calls for patience over the country’s disrupted supply chains.

With estimates from industry that between 20% and 50% of the transport and logistics workforce is currently out of action as a result of Covid exposure, the government is also pushing for national cabinet to agree to scrap testing requirements for border crossings.

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