Accreditation: Safety, Risk, and Good Business
Austrailian Trucking Convention, Broadbeach, Queensland, April 21-24, 2009
18 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2010
Date Written: April 1, 2009
Good morning everyone, and thank you for inviting me to your Convention this year. I have had a connection with the trucking industry for over 25 years now, but very much from the outside, so I do not in any way hold myself out as an expert. I hope you will take my remarks merely as those of an interested observer, who cares about improving the industry in the interest of everyone who makes their livelihood from it, and everyone who is served by it - in other words, in the interest of all Australians. I hope also that the benefit of being an outsider, in being able to stand back a little from the day-to-day detail of how the industry operates, will more than make up for not being immersed in that detail.
This will come to you way out of left field, but my thoughts about what to say to you have been stimulated by the collapse of democracy in Fiji. Having grabbed your attention with that observation, in this first session of the day, let me answer what you are all thinking: what on earth is he talking about? Well, I found myself pondering the question, why does this happen in Fiji and not in Australia? I am sure there are many reasons, but let me mention just two.
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