2014 National Conference a Huge Success

National Conference: National Sponsors Dinner
National Sponsors Dinner, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Friday 13 June.

Last week’s combined LRTASA and ALRTA National Conference was a huge success. Attendance peaked at 270 guests during Saturday’s Gala Dinner and the event has received excellent media coverage this week, including:

IMAGE SA Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan
South Australia Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan addresses the conference on Saturday.

Toll Roads
Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal
Road Safety Remuneration Order
User Pays
Accreditation Schemes
Livestock Fatigue Scheme


Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs
Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs addresses the conference on Saturday.

Speakers included SA Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan, Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs, the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP and NTC CEO Paul Retter. The panel session on the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal brought together a broad cross-section of presenters (Tribunal Member, ARTIO, commercial lawyer, operator) and enabled audience members to debate the impact of the Tribunal’s first Order.

IMAGE Newly awarded ALRTA Life Members Mark Sullivan and David Smith
Congratulations to our newest ALRTA Life Members, Mark Sullivan and David Smith

The highlight of Friday’s National Sponsors Dinner was the presentation of Life Memberships to Mark Sullivan and David Smith. Moving tributes were given by Ross Fraser and John Beer, while Mr Albanese presented commemorative plaques to each recipient.


A lot of planning and support is needed to hold a successful conference. The ALRTA would like to thank all attendees, speakers and of course our hosts at LRTASA (in particular David Smith and Cheryl Howe – who made things happen ‘on the ground’). We also acknowledge the generous support of our national sponsors who donated auction items including two engines (Cummins), a full set of B-Double tyres (Beaurepaires), a driver’s seat (PACCAR) and a Michael Clarke signed cricket bat (BP).

We hope to see you at our next National Conference in WA during 2015.