Can we expect real change?

Can we expect real change?

Back in mid-2020, this Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association column explored progress of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) review and asked the questions “Has it hit the mark?” and “Can we expect real change?”. Now, in 2022, we reflect on that analysis and instead ask “Where did it all go wrong?” Read more

the Christmas ham is under threat

The Christmas Ham is Under Threat

After a horror 2020, throughout which our truck drivers have been widely lauded as Australian heroes, who would have thought that in late 2021 state governments would be threatening to take away their livelihoods, crikey, even the Christmas ham is under threat? This is the question being asked by the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. Read more

lockdowns and limited social interaction

Lockdowns and Limited Social Interaction

In a period of stop/start lockdowns and limited social interaction, rural Queensland, which has remained relatively Covid-free, finally hosted the twice delayed annual conference of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland in Roma. Read more

fallout from the RSRT

Fallout From the RSRT

With an inquiry running in the Senate, the fallout from the RSRT continues, according to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association. In late April 2021, the ALRTA appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport inquiring into the Importance of a Viable, Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Road Transport Industry.  Read more

bolster safety culture around livestock

Bolster Safety Culture Around Livestock

Mick Debenham has strong views on the need to bolster safety culture around livestock transport at the farm interface. In this column, the former Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association Vice President, and Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria President, sets out the issues involved: Read more

the red tape removal squad

The Red Tape Removal Squad

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association reckons it has had a good experience with the red tape removal squad, but it is also lamenting how difficult sensible regulatory reform can be to achieve within a federated regulatory system. Read more

efficient handling of stock

Efficient Handling of Stock

A series of livestock transport workshops were held at the Frasers facility in Goondiwindi recently and drew a number of personnel who work with animals in the supply chain to learn from the experts about the efficient handling of stock. Read more

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