BIC National e-Bulletin – Nov/Dec 2022

 

Member Alert | Reducing red-tape on Component Type Approvals (CTAs)

For the last 2 months, we have been working with a small group of BIC members in challenging how the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (DITRDCA) has operationalised one part of the Road Vehicles Standards Act (RVSA) legislative framework as it has been negatively impacting chassis suppliers, bodybuilders and operators. Background | The issueThe current policy to support operationalisation requires chassis suppliers to create a brand-new Component Type Approval (CTA) every time new Australian Design …

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eBulletin | June 2024 | All hands on deck

There has been an absolute flurry of strategies, policies and discussion papers emanating from the Australian Government in recent weeks. Less than 12 months out from a federal election this is not unexpected, but it is certainly keeping the BIC Secretariat on its toes. In the course of days, the Government has released the National Battery Strategy, which gives a nod to the bus industry and how a strong and coordinated pipeline of state government procured buses could help support …

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Twelve months of safety reforms | ABC and 7News

Last year, the state government’s Bus Industry Taskforce expanded its scope to include safety management and regulation. Safety reforms regarding bus and coach seatbelts, vehicle safety and public education were made across NSW and greater Australia. The NSW Taskforce’s first report focussed on the implementation of various recommendations regarding seat belts, road and vehicle safety, plus the dangers of standing in buses. The second report moved to improve bus reliability and equity. The third report is now being prepared for release. …

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BIC National Bulletin | January 2024

x       Welcome to 2024 As we embark on a brand-new year at the Bus Industry Confederation, it is becoming obvious that we are in for an even busier year than last year. The first week back from the festive season break saw us ramp our advocacy campaign ‘industry in crisis’… [continue reading >>] Editorial by Roz Chivers | Executive Director | Bus Industry Confederation         TECHNICAL     More ADR changes being proposed The Federal Government …

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BIC National Bulletin – August 2023

  Message from the Executive Director August seems to have been safety month for the BIC team. We worked hard to ensure that the Ministerial Roundtable on Bus Safety would be a success and all attendees from the bus and coach industry were comfortable representing our great industry at such a vital forum.  The BIC held a pre-Roundtable meeting with participants to walk them through the BIC’s newly developed Bus Safety Initiatives Paper. Feedback from the Ministerial Roundtable has been …

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