Last call for nominations in 2017 ATA election


Former public servant Phil Potterton will conduct the election as an independent official

Last call for nominations in 2017 ATA election
Noelene Watson

 

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is urging industry to have their say, and you've got until Wednesday, February 22 to register as a voter or candidate.

Trucking operators wanting to have their say on critical issues affecting the industry have until tomorrow to get involved in the 2017 ATA election, ATA chair Noelene Watson has urged.

"Both voter registrations and candidate nominations for the ATA election will close at 5pm this Wednesday, 22 February," Watson says.

"In the election trucking operators will elect one owner driver representative and one small fleet operator with two to five trucks to the ATA General Council.

"The Council sets our strategic policy direction, and the representatives have a direct say in Council and on our policy committees."

To nominate as a candidate for the owner driver position, you must own, be purchasing or leasing one truck over 4.5 tonnes and drive it, be registered as a voter in ATA elections, and be a member of an ATA member organisation.

To nominate as a candidate for the small fleet position, you must own, be purchasing or leasing two to five trucks over 4.5 tonnes, be registered as a voter in ATA elections, and be a member of an ATA member organisation.

To register to vote in the election, you must own, be purchasing or leasing one to five trucks over 4.5 tonnes. You will also need to provide a valid ABN and an email address that is unique to you.

"You can’t have your say if you don’t register to vote, so I urge owner drivers and small fleet operators to register online at the ATA website," she says.

"It’s easy, fast and there’s no paperwork anymore."

The ATA has appointed former public servant Phil Potterton as the Independent Returning Officer to conduct the election.

If more than one nomination is received in a category an election will be conducted in March 2017.

The election will be conducted entirely online, using a secure voting system, following a review of the 2015 election and advice from an independent election expert.

Nominate as a candidate now 

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More information about the 2017 ATA election

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