The NHVR’s priority is to build a single, consistent national regulator for the heavy vehicle industry. What the last two years has shown is that national consistency must be our paramount goal. You can’t have individual rules or requirements for operators that need to travel across the country seamlessly.
Everyone in the business world is acutely aware of the havoc unleashed by the pandemic on the financial performance of businesses.
The one fundamental fact that the transport industry brings to every Australian is that without trucks, and without transport workers, Australia stops.
I openly said before the election Labor had the best policy for transport and the best person for the massive task ahead. I said again post-election I was optimistic that Labor had a man in Glenn Sterle with industry credibility and runs on the board who should get the nod.
It’s a time to look forward to change for the transport industry. A change of federal government means we can now hope for a stronger and better focus on the needs of truck drivers and operators.
With the change of federal government, new Liberal and National party leaders and deputies, hopefully we can plan for the next three years without anything too onerous being placed on the transport and logistics industry.
The election of the Albanese Labor Government provides an opportunity to make significant inroads to improving conditions for transport workers servicing the gig economy – the Uber, Amazon and Menulog drivers that transport meals, groceries, parcels and other freight for wages and conditions that should embarrass any responsible employer.
When governments change, the prospect of a new minister can be unsettling. Sometimes, that new minister has no experience of the portfolio, and it takes them time to get up to speed.
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We recently learned about the Big Rigs publication while waiting for a hamburger at the roadhouse in Eidsvold, Queensland.
Well, the election is over, and the Transport Women Australia Limited Conference is almost here. The first one will have an impact on our lives for the next few years, be it positive or negative but our aim is for the conference to have a positive effect, not only for the weekend but for the future, both personally and professionally.