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Geoff Crouch
NatRoad

NatRoad, the National Road Transport Operators Association, was formed in 1994 when the Long Distance Road Transport Association and the National Transport Federation decided to combine their respective strengths to form a new, nation-wide industry association. Current president is Geoff Crouch of Ron Crouch Transport.

  • Australian Government Productivity Commission

    By: Geoff Crouch

    March 2015

    The Productivity Commission Issues Papers on the Workplace Relations Framework released in January provides a unique opportunity for the transport industry to make submissions to Government on a range of workplace relations issues that are of concern to the industry. The inquiry is a public inquiry that will welcome participation from interested people and organisations with the five Issues Papers available on the Productivity Commission website.

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  • A cautionary note on Chain of Responsibility and the Duties Review

    By: Geoff Crouch

    February 2015

    The National Transport Commission (NTC) is currently conducting a review “to investigate the development of broader duties within the CoR.”

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  • Four-yearly review of transport industry awards

    By: Geoff Crouch

    December 2014

    The initial conference proceedings to commence the Stage 2 review of the modern awards that include the transport industry awards began at the end of October with Justice Ross, President advising the parties on timing matters including his view that formal proceedings should be under way by mid-December.

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  • More on the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

    By: Geoff Crouch

    November 2014

    The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (Tribunal) became operational in July 2012 for the purpose of, ‘’making provision in relation to remuneration-related matters to improve safety in the road transport industry, and for related purposes’.”

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  • Dismissal of employees – is the system broken?

    By: Geoff Crouch

    October 2014

    Following several reports from members in recent weeks on their experience in dealing with an unfair dismissal claim, I began to wonder whether or not the system is broken, with employers mostly pushed in the direction of a ‘commercial decision’ to pay out an offending employee, rather than continue a to arbitration of a winnable action.

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  • A New Beginning

    By: Geoff Crouch

    September 2014

    The 2014 NatRoad Annual Conference was held in the beautiful city of Adelaide from the 14-16 August, with attendees participating from all over Australia, as well as locally.

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  • Industry can move freight - but not with red tape

    By: Geoff Crouch

    August 2014

    NatRoad recently conducted a survey of its membership regarding the issue of red tape. The survey was conducted to provide background for a submission to the NSW Government’s Targeted Sector Review of the Road Freight Industry, which is part of an initiative to promote de-regulation and red-tape reform.

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  • All roads lead to Adelaide

    By: Geoff Crouch

    July 2014

    The National Road Transport Association is gearing up for its annual National Conference that will be held in Adelaide from 14-16 August 2014. If the Conference lives up to last year’s heights it will not only deliver another challenging policy agenda for Australia’s leading representative body but also provide delegates with a wealth of information and networking opportunities.

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  • Road Safety Remuneration Order

    By: Geoff Crouch

    June 2014

    Road transport operators across Australia have reacted angrily upon commencement of the Road Transport and Distribution and Long Distance Operations Road Safety Remuneration Order 2014, which came into effect on Wednesday, 1 May 2014.

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  • Road Transport and Distribution and Long Distance Operations Road Safety Order 2014

    By: Geoff Crouch

    May 2014

    For those of us with knowledge of history, May 1st was originally celebrated as an ancient festival to welcome the spring weather. In Australia and in many other countries, May Day became an occasion to celebrate workers’ rights and particularly the campaign for an 8-hour working day.

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