• Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October. This year’s Mental Health Week theme is Strengthening Our Community – Live, Learn, Work, Play and we are continuing to aim at increasing mental wellbeing in WA communities. https://mentalhealthweek.org.au/resources/
  • The FLCWA would like to again provide a reminder that Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds provides assistance to deal with the mental health challenges that are particularly evident in the freight transport industry.
  • On 7 April 2019, the Productivity Commission began an inquiry into the progress of reforms for heavy vehicle, rail and domestic commercial vessels as agreed by COAG in 2008-09. The Commission’s inquiry included the release of an issues paper and a draft report, and taking submissions in writing and through public hearings.  The resulting National Transport Regulatory Reform Inquiry Report was recently tabled in Parliament and is published on the Commission’s website. View it here.
  • The Commission will shortly be seeking industry’s views on the report to inform a response from the Australian Government by the second half of 2021.
  • The FLCWA will be attending one of a number of virtual sector based roundtables across November 2020, we would very much welcome any feedback to improve the safety and productivity of Australia’s transport systems.
  • FLCWA will be attending the first meeting of IWA’s External Stakeholder Reference Group (ESRG) this month. We are looking forward to contributing to the development of WA’s first State Infrastructure Strategy (SIS), which is an extremely important initiative for the State’s future and an excellent opportunity to foster strong and meaningful dialogue between the public and private sectors.  As a member of the ESRG we will have an important role in the development of the SIS, including providing feedback on the proposed vision for and development of the SIS; advising on strategic issues impacting sectors/industries; and providing other relevant information as required.
  • October is a busy month with the FLCWA also participating in the Iron Ore Railcar Wagons Manufacturing, Refurbishment and Maintenance Action Group.  The group has been established to bring together key industry stakeholders to provide input into a market study to investigate the viability of the manufacture and maintenance or iron ore railcar wagons in the Pilbara or other locations in Western Australia
  • Work also continues on our two priority projects for 2020, the Unified Data Hub and Social License Campaign. Watch out for our next update for some exciting news!

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