View from Canberra – 2021 December

In this edition of the View from Canberra, the secretariat takes a look at the year that was in 2021…and what a year!

It is our lot in life at the BIC to instruct governments on what was, what is and what will be.

The year that was in 2021 saw accelerated activity coming out of the Federal Department of Infrastructure & Transport, the Office of Road Safety, the National Transport Commission and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. The first half of 2021 saw several door-stopper regulatory impact statements on national law reform and legislative review of heavy vehicle law, heavy vehicle charging, disability access, Euro VI mandate, road safety, vehicle safety and driver safety. To this end, the BIC has submitted detailed reports on a staggering 7 proposed reforms and legislative reviews.

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National Bulletin – 2021 November/December

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Proof that buses are safer and greener

Bus industry ticks all the boxes on safety with a low environmental footprint. A major report from the Bus Industry Confederation provides a decade of evidence-based data on the industry’s safety and emissions record. The report is an important snapshot of the bus industry and its contribution to Australia’s economy, social well-being, city liveability and the governments ‘green’ agenda. Australian governments need to recognise that buses are still the number-one public transport provider for workers and students. The industry report …

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Industry desperate for workers

Employers in the bus industry desperate for workers. The growth in public transport patronage over the past 4 decades has required more buses on the road and more drivers. A major industry report released by the Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) takes a deep dive on the operational task of keeping buses moving on our roads and examines the growth in patronage and passenger vehicle kilometre data over the last decade. The industry currently employs more than 85,000 Australians with an …

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View from Canberra 2021 – November

In this month’s edition of the View from Canberra, we ask the question if it is too early to make a call on the ‘new norm’ for bus businesses in a post-covid environment. There can be no doubt that the public transport sector saw a significant shift in patronage in different periods of covid outbreaks and consequent lock downs. The question is – will Australian’s continue to choose a work from home option (if able to) and will alternative commutes …

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National Bulletin – 2021 October

In this edition of the National Bus & Coach Bulletin we give you access to big data on the bus and coach industry over the past decade. The Bus Industry Confederation has also launched our new movingpeople website – a repository of policy & research materials and technical resources to help operators and suppliers navigate current and emerging challenges and opportunities in our industry. Get your early bird advice on the BIC’s National Industry Summit 1st and 2nd March 2022! We also welcome …

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