Lindsay Tanner to address 2008 ATA Convention

By: Jason Whittaker


Minister for Finance and Deregulation Lindsay Tanner will speak at the Australian Trucking Convention to outline his government’s approach to

Minister for Finance and Deregulation Lindsay Tanner will speak at the Australian Trucking Convention to outline his government’s approach to towards deregulating the trucking industry.

Tanner will head a session titled Regulation Overload: Promises or Outcomes which will detail the Australian Government’s plans for delivering streamlined regulation to Australian corporations.

The industry has welcomed the move, with Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chief Executive Stuart St Clair saying it is a welcome change to the hollow philosophy of governments over the years regarding reducing red-tape burden.
"This is a sign of promise for all those business owners who face significant amounts of paperwork and administrative upkeep to ensure they aren’t caught out by the system," he says.

"I am urging members of the trucking community to use this session to make their own assessment on the government’s commitment to easing the red tape burden on their businesses."

St Clair says Tanner’s appearance highlights the significance of the Convention as a forum for ideas and discussion on the direction of the agenda the Rudd Government has set on tackling regulatory hotspots.

Following Tanner’s speech, St Clair says a panel of key government spokespersons and industry representatives will further discuss regulatory overload in the trucking industry and debate where the future of the industry lies.

The Convention is to be held in Canberra from the 27-30 May.

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