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Everybody Out

Everybody Out is the official news bulletin of APTIA. Sent directly to APTIA Members each month, the bulletin reports on current and breaking Industrial Relations news, stakeholder news, recent industry decisions as well as important industry dates.  Below is the most recent version of the Everybody Out. Archive copies of Everybody Out are available to APTIA Members (please visit our Membership Area for more information on how to become a Member or to login to the Membership Area).

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August 2017 edition

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Australasia Bus and Coach Expo

Every industry has one event that brings all of industry together, for the Australian Bus and Coach Industry
that event is the biennial Australasia Bus & Coach Expo. In partnership with the national Supplier group, the Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) will be hosting the Australasia Bus & Coach Expo 2017 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Expo will be held on Monday 25 September 2017 for two full days. More details can be found in Everybody Out.

Thredbo 15 Conference

The 15th conference, marking 30 years since the inaugural conference in Thredbo, took place in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2017. 220 delegates attended from 30 countries, across six continents. The conference series has a reputation for bringing academics together with practitioners in a series of intensive workshops to discuss the latest developments in competition and ownership in land passenger transport.

Australian Transit Group

Managing Director Ben Doolan, an APTIA councillor has just announced the appointment of the Hon. Joe Francis as General Manager to the Australian Transit Group (ATG). ATG is a bus group with operations in the Northern Territory, Victoria and Western Australia. It was established in 2004 with the purchase of Fortesque Bus Service, Karratha, Kojonup Bus Service and Mandurah Bus Charters. In November 2008, ATG purchased Buswest, an operation, in Perth. Read more in this month's edition of Everybody Out.

Unions rally against wage theft

Unions are pushing for the NSW ALP at its conference this weekend to take a tougher line on the gig economy and on "wage theft" among major franchisees. Unions NSW Secretary Mark Morey told Workplace Express that wage theft and misclassification of employees as contractors is "placing huge pressure on wages." Read more in this month's edition of Everybody Out.

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