Opinion

Lots of events and projects to look forward to in 2021

It’s nearly the end of January and the start of the New Year has been much better than 2020, we have not been under siege by horrendous bushfires and crippling drought, although we are still in recovery mode from Covid-19.

We are so fortunate to live in this great country even if it doesn’t seem so sometimes but we have too many levels of government and we need to have national issues handled by the Federal Government, not have each state making their own arrangements.

The arbitrary closing of borders not only effects families but businesses trying to operate over state borders.

The queues for trucks at the Victorian/NSW borders when Victoria decided just to re-close the border at New Year was ridiculous and had unconscionable impost on truckdrivers and the companies involved.

Families who had finally been able to go interstate to visit relatives or cross the borders for a few days’ relaxation were caught up in a mad dash home; yet we still allow international flights into the country.

How ludicrous is it, that everyday Australians cannot cross a state border, yet overseas travellers can return or enter the country?

Now to matters of Transport Women Australia Limited, at this point we are moving forward with our conference in Melbourne on May 28 – 30 at the Mantra, Epping.

We thank our Foundation Business Partners NTI and Volvo Group Australia and welcome back our loyal sponsors PACCAR, Cummins South Pacific, TWUSUPER, NHVR, SRT Logistics, Ron Finemore Transport, Austbrokers AEI Transport and Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific.

Our new website is being built and we are looking forward to the launch very soon, our Driving the Difference show on ImportExport TV is now available and there are sponsorship opportunities available for this as well. We have recorded two shows so far. Interested parties can contact me via the details below.

We will be holding International Women’s Day events in Sydney and Melbourne. If other states are interested, we will also host an event in your city or town.

We also hope to restart our Learning Initiative Breakfasts and our Women Driving Transport Careers Courses.

Our popular Brisbane Truck Show Breakfast will return on the Friday of the truck show and we look forward to seeing you there.

Remember the “Driving the Difference” Conference on May 28–30, 2021 and download the app to watch the Driving the Difference show on ImportExportTV.

For sponsorship opportunities and other inquiries, please contact us on chair@transportwomen.com.au or 0417 422 319.

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