Monthly Archives: September 2021

Keeping sustainability front of mind

Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Australia, spoke about the importance of resilience and the role of an infrastructure-led recovery at the Infrastructure Council Australia Conference earlier this year. Roads & Infrastructure reports. The need for systematic change in infrastructure planning to tackle the impacts of external uncertainties was a key message delivered by […]

Oz Truck app developed to support female truck drivers in Victoria

The new $1.38 million Oz Truck smartphone app supported by the Victorian government has been designed to give female truck drivers the confidence and support they need on the road, in response to demand.  “The Oz Truck App is a great example of TAFEs working with industry in innovative ways – creating great opportunities for Victorians, […]

Sisters find love and success at outback truckstop

Moving from Brisbane to the outback and taking over a local truck stop was a big gamble for these sisters, but it’s one that has well and truly paid off. Laura Josey (29) and Mary Josey (26) grew up in Brisbane and made the move to Morven in March 2018 to begin a new adventure – […]

Inspirational truckie defies the odds to realise dream

Lyndal Denny is in awe of her fellow truckie Candice Lureman, who along with Denny co-founded the highly-acclaimed Women in Trucking Australia movement. Not only does Lureman run “rings around her” when it comes to all things trucking, Denny says Australia’s only profoundly deaf female road train driver has an inner-strength and determination that is […]

Vision 2020 Australia announces Patricia Sparrow as new CEO

Vision 2020 Australia has appointed former Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) head Ms Patricia Sparrow as its new CEO. Sparrow will commencing in the role on 27 September, taking over from Ms Judith Abbott who is assuming the role of CEO at Carers Victoria. She was appointed Vision 2020 Australia CEO in June 2018. […]

AMGC appoints a new director for Northern Territory office

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has appointed respected industry advocate Charmaine Barrett as director for the Northern Territory.  “The Northern Territory is certainly leading ahead of other jurisdictions when it comes to understanding the potential of manufacturing. Charmaine brings with her a deep understanding of the Territories industrial landscape, and she is the perfect person […]

Report prompts guidance on gender pay equality in Victoria

To mark Equal Pay Day, the Victorian government has released a new report that has spurred the development of new education resources to guide smaller organisations in closing the gender pay gap.  The report, Equal pay matters: Achieving gender pay equality in small-to-medium enterprises, outlines research carried out by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.  The report demonstrated that […]

Respect@Work reforms to stamp out sexual harassment

The mining industry now has a dedicated framework to eliminate sexual harassment once and for all with the Australian Government passing the Respect@Work reforms. The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 makes a number of amendments to the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, Fair Work Act 2009 and Sex […]