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Geoff Crouch
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Established in 1989, the Australian Trucking Association is the peak industry body to represent trucking operators in Australia. The ATA’s members include major logistics companies, transport industry associations and businesses with leading expertise in truck technology.

  • NHVR progresses road reform

    By: Geoff Crouch

    August 2015

    The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad), on behalf of its members, has been a strong supporter of the importance of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) from the beginning.

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  • Managing staff performance

    By: Geoff Crouch

    July 2015

    NatRoad often gets asked how businesses deal with difficult employees following receipt of an unfair dismissal claim by the employer, after they had terminated the employment of an underperforming employee. Considering the number of unfair dismissal claims that now find their way to the Fair Work Commission, it is a topic worthy of attention.

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  • Pilot NatRoad Youth Driver Training Scheme

    By: Geoff Crouch

    May 2015

    I am pleased to report that the National Road Transport Association’s (NatRoad) Youth Committee has been busy selecting a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to deliver a NatRoad Youth Driver Training Scheme. The scheme is being designed and coordinated by the committee in conjunction with the successful partner RTO.

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  • NatRoad CEO hits the ground running and welcomes infrastructure improvements

    By: Geoff Crouch

    April 2015

    NatRoad’s new Chief Executive Officer, Warwick Ragg, has attended the Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Trucking Australia, where a number of significant industry events unfolded.

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  • 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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