Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    New road freight transport industry council appointed

    24/11/2009 1:00 AM

    Transport Minister Simon O'Brien has announced the eight member-Road Freight Transport Industry Council, which represents owner-drivers, hirers, the community and government. 


    The council would be chaired by Howard Croxon with Ray Pratt, Heather Jones, Tom Maughan, Alan Herbert, Tim Dawson, Andrew Canion and Lance Poore as its members, serving an initial 12-month term.


    Mr O'Brien said the reinvigorated body was a clear demonstration of the State Government wanting to foster a safer and more sustainable road freight industry.


    "The Road Freight Transport Industry Council provides advice and recommendations to the Government about the owner-driver sector.  Other roles include developing a code of conduct and model contracts for the transport industry," he said. 


    “These individuals have a vast array of experience working in and with the freight transport sector.


    “The council will be presented with draft regulations in support of the Owner Drivers Act for their advice before they are tabled in State Parliament next year. That will complete the process to bring into law mechanisms to give owner drivers better protection when negotiating contracts for their services.”


    Minister's office - 9213 6400