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BIC National e-Bulletin – October 2022

Home   In October’s edition of the BIC Bulletin, we introduce and welcome our new Councillors and showcase our latest Government submissions. We share our boardroom lunches with the Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister of Arts and the Hon Catherine King, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Local Government. We look at ODIN Pass and what it means for conference delegates, and we provide members insights into the Launch of the Centre for Connected and Automated Transport (CCAT). Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) Council Elections We recently held the Bus Industry Confederation

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National Bulletin – September 2022

Home In this edition of the BIC Bulletin, we are excited to announce our successful Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) funding bid, we look at some of the highlights from the Australasian Bus and Coach Expo and we recap important industry messaging from government.   We would also like to remind members the BIC are holding our election for the 2023 BIC Council this October. Nominations opened Friday October 7 and close Friday 14 October. Please remember a second, support nomination from the same membership category is required. Policy, Advocacy and Technical Updates Zero Emissions Buses Committee The Zero Emission Buses (ZEB)

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BIC National e-Bulletin – August 2022

Home    In the August edition of the BIC Bulletin, we look at our policy, advocacy and technical outcomes associated with the Jobs and Skills Summit 2022, the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DASPT) Standards Reform and provide our learnings and insights on the first Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) industry briefing by Transport New South Wales (NSW). We also highlight important safety messages from the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI) Safety Advisory relating to the commissioning and servicing of bus and coach fire suppression systems What’s new in government Jobs and Skills Summit 2022 – Surface

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BIC National e-Bulletin – July 2022

Home In this edition of the bulletin we welcome new members, reflect on the 2022 Bus Industry Summit, discuss reforms set to impact the Industry and preliminary details on the upcoming National Conference. A quick wrap on upcoming events Upcoming Expert Webinar: United Safety – Batteries and Fires on Electric VehicleThis is one you shouldn’t miss! On Tuesday 23 August at 3.30 pm David Sturk, Subject Matter Expert in Battery Safety and Risk Assessment at AB Sturk Consulting, will be presenting a webinar on batteries and fire in electric vehicles. The webinar will provide valuable industry advice on the risk

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BIC National e-Bulletin – June 2022

Home With only 2 weeks to go we are excited to release the latest program and speaker’s compendium for the not to be missed National Bus Industry Summit, June 28 and 29 in Canberra (you need to be there if you want the ‘no frills’ analysis of the ‘race to zero’).  In this bulletin, we take a look at Assessing Fitness to Drive, the results of the federal election, recruitment and retention. We also welcome new member Foton Mobility. A quick wrap on events from the Bus Australia Network and Association Partners  New program out now including speakers compendium for the National

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BIC National e-Bulletin – May 2022

Home   In this bulletin, we reveal more detail about the upcoming National Bus Industry Summit, June 28 and 29 in Canberra (you need to be there if you want the ‘no frills’ analysis of the ‘race to zero’). There is also a few new laws that come into play for superannuation from July 1, along with the the JobPass scheme to come out of the Australian Government’s Automatic Mutual Recognition Act. The ATO have also produced a bus driver specific ‘cheat sheet’ for making tax claims for this financial year. The BIC also welcomes new members to our team

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Bus Breakdown Guide to heavy vehicle safety

One of the most common hazards in the bus and coach industry is the on-road safety risks presented by a bus breakdown or malfunction. While breakdowns can occur in all motor vehicles, the risks associated with bus breakdowns, where the vehicle is carrying public passengers and often schoolchildren, can be significant. Data from the bus and coach sector reveals that the majority of serious injuries and fatalities occur not within the bus but rather on the road where passengers alighting from a bus can be hit by other vehicles. There is also the potential of multiple fatalities from a collision

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BIC National e-Bulletin – April 2022

Home   In this bulletin, we announce the new 2022 BIC Council Elect, give you access to the essential guide for safely managing bus breakdowns on the road and announce the great news from the Australian government on the extension to the RVSA implementation timeframe to June 2023. We welcome new fabulous members who have recently joined BIC including ARCC, EnergyAustralia, Hyzon, JET Charge, McNaughtans and Mobileye (what a line up!). A quick wrap on events.  QBIC are holding their Queensland Conference – Driving a Cleaner Future on April 8 and 9 and we wish them all the best for a great turn-up

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BIC National e-Bulletin – March 2022

Home    Time is flying by – and from what we hear, many of us bussies are now flying around Australia and abroad. It is great to see a return to face to face engagement. QBIC is kicking off industry’s first en masse conference at the Sofitel Brisbane April 8 and 9. Full details on their “Driving a Cleaner Future” conference is available on the QBIC website. An Australian and international interactive calendar of ‘what’s on’ is loaded on the BIC’s moving people website. Mark you diaries! In this update, find out what people really want; the results are in on

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BIC National e-Bulletin – February 2022

Home We know you are busy and may not get around to touching base with our monthly e-bulletin. Why not engage with us by linking up with us and staying informed on what we are doing for industry on LinkedIn     The BIC has officially reopened our doors for what will be an interesting 2022. In May this year, Australians will vote for the 47th parliament of Australia. The BIC commenced our election campaign late last year and will continue discussions with all major parties in the coming months. The Omicron wave has delivered much woe around the country and has

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