The ‘break even’ amount for expenses alone, for an average car doing an average run is $155 or 40 klms. Anyone earning less is losing money – whether they know it or not. My personal grievance is that for 10 years, this government department knowingly paid for a service at sub standard rates. Simply because someone ignorantly or desperately accepts those rates, does not make it right. This is why there are work places standards set in Australia, to outlaw companies who do this. When a government department puts itself above the law, then what hope is there?