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ARTIO Queensland Branch to Hold Seminars in Brisbane and Toowoomba

The Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation (ARTIO) Queensland Branch, supported by the Queensland Trucking Association Ltd invites all members and guests to a Free Breakfast and Interactive Seminars to be held in Brisbane (Tuesday 17th June) and Toowoomba (Wednesday 25th June).  Topics to be discussed at the Seminars:

The Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 and Road Safety Remuneration Order (Brisbane &Toowoomba)

The Road Safety Remuneration Act and functions of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has been established to provide a safety focus and improve safety conditions in the road transport industry.  It is relevant to all participants in the supply chain including owner/operators, owner drivers, customers, employers and employees, hirers and contractors.  The Act seeks to improve road safety by addressing the causal link between road safety and remuneration practices and methodologies by authorising the Tribunal to make Orders.  The first Road Safety Remuneration Order, (Road Transport and Distribution and Long Distance Operations Road Safety Remuneration Order 2014), has issued effective 1st May 2014.  The Order creates obligations surrounding:

  • Contracts of employment and engagement
  • Safe Driving Plans
  • Payment times
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Training

Ensure you are aware of its contents and potential impact upon your operations.

Industrial Update:  Union Right of Entry (Brisbane & Toowoomba)

The Queensland Parliament has amended the Work Health and Safety Act in respect to Right of Entry for Unions and ‘stop work’ directions issued by OHS representatives. Travis will give a briefing on the latest changes outlining the rights of employers, and unions’ obligations, when accessing your business premises.  Presenter:  Travis Degen, Employment Relations Manager, Qld Trucking Association

Workplace Bullying – Impacts, Prevention, Assessment and Control – An Employers Guide and the Role of the Fair Work Commission (Toowoomba Only)

Workplace bullying and harassment is a major problem in Australian workplaces. All employers are obliged to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment from their workplace. This year a National Code to prevent bullying and harassment was finalised and from 2014 the Fair Work Commission has power to prevent bullying.  Presenter:  Andrew Ross, Lawyer, Workplace, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

To register your attendance at a Seminar, please complete the appropriate registration form below and return to the QTA Ltd office by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax 3397 9324.

BRISBANE
Date:     Tuesday 17th June 2014
Venue:  Colmslie Hotel, Junction Road, Morningside
Time:    7am (Breakfast), 7:30am-9:00am (Seminar)
RSVP:    Wednesday 11th June

Registration Form - Brisbane

TOOWOOMBA
Date:     Wednesday 25th June 2014
Venue:  Empire Theatre, 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba
Time:    7am (Breakfast), 7:30am-9:30am (Seminar)
RSVP:    Wednesday 18th June

Registration Form - Toowoomba

 
Introduction to the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 Print
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Introduction to the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 - Handbook

Safe rates equal safer roads...Safety on our roads is a critical issue for all Australians and we can’t afford to continue to allow unsafe practices to impact heavily on families and communities....Truck drivers should not have to speed, overload their trucks or drive excessive hours just to make a decent living”.  Hon. Anthony Albanese MP Minister for Infrastructure and Transport- Media Release 21 March 2012.

This handbook has been specifically designed to assist in understanding the application of the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 and the powers and functions of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal which has been established to provide a safety focus and improve safety outcomes in the road transport industry.

It is relevant to all participants in the supply chain including (but not exclusive to) owner/operators, owner drivers, customers, employers and employees, hirers and contractors in the road transport industry.

This publication has been produced in accordance with a contract between the Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation (ARTIO) and the Fair Work Ombudsman. The materials produced under that contract, including this handbook, will be available free of charge by contacting ARTIO or its Branches. Any feedback on this handbook can be made by contacting any of the ARTIO Branches.

For a copy of the "Introduction to the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 Handbook" download now.  Alteratively if you would like to receive hard copies of this Handbook, please contact the ARTIO Branch in your State.
 


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