WA Transport Magazine

WARTA publishes a number of articles in the WA Transport Magazine. Below you will find copies of some of the latest articles, along with other articles of interest. Should you require any additional information regarding any of the articles published by WARTA do not hesitate to contact our office on (08) 9355 3022 or email pr@warta.com.au.

For copies of the full publication and all other enquiries relating to the WA Transport Magazine please contact the publisher Karen-Maree Kaye on (08) 9296 4488 or email karen@angrychicken.com.au

  • 11/15 – Viv Hall Ruffling Feathers (Part 2)

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    WATM | November 2015 By Russell McKinnon. “In my time in transport we did all the Woodside work when they kicked off in Australia — Barrow Island, Onslow and Broome,” says Viv. “In our day we were the customs agent, exporter and carrier. Now we are carriers only. “I put a bond store into the company when I first arrived and did a customs agency. I started fumigation and bond freight. “We used to tow vehicles across the Fremantle traffic bridge to V...

  • 11/15 – NO WAY – Not on my Patch

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    WATM | November 2015 By Ian King (WARTA CEO). It must be an Australian characteristic that when a major project is being proposed, the locals feel the ‘world is going to end’ and the message to all affected parties is – Not-On-My-Patch. The proposed $1.6 billion Perth Freight Link will, without fear, be a huge bonus for the Western Australian Road Transport Industry, and of equal importance; the general public. The project is the largest road inf...

  • 10/15 – Viv Hall Ruffling Feathers (Part 1)

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    WATM | October 2015 By Russell McKinnon. 1923 “Smithy” — later Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith — temporarily abandoned flying and, with his pilot mate Keith Anderson, set up a woolcarting business in Carnarvon with a 30-hundredweight International truck. But the lure of the skies proved too much and within three years, they returned to flying, which would ultimately kill them both. A third WA pilot, Len Taplin, also a wartime flying ace like Kingsford-Smit...

  • 10/15 – The Roaring 20s (Part 2)

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    WATM | October 2015 By Russell McKinnon. 1923 “Smithy” — later Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith — temporarily abandoned flying and, with his pilot mate Keith Anderson, set up a woolcarting business in Carnarvon with a 30-hundredweight International truck. But the lure of the skies proved too much and within three years, they returned to flying, which would ultimately kill them both. A third WA pilot, Len Taplin, also a wartime flying ace like Kingsford-Smit...

  • 10/15 – ROAD SAFETY REMUNERATION TRIBUNAL (RSRT)

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    WATM | October 2015 By Mike Wood (LATUS). The RSRT is a national body set up to monitor and control payments within the transport sector. The RSRT functions include: Making road safety remuneration orders; Approving and assisting with negotiations for road transport collective agreements; Dealing with certain disputes relating to road transport drivers, their employers or hirers, and participants in the supply chain; Conducting research into pay, conditions a...