Research & Advocacy

Franchising and privatisation of public transport: a history of failure

In 2019, the RTBU asked Professor John Quiggin from the University of Queensland's School of Economics to assess the arguments for and against the franchising model of public transport privatisation.

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The Inland Rail Project: Learning the Lessons of the Past to Build a Railway for the Future

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union made this submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Inquiry into the Management of the Inland Rail project by the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Commonwealth Government.

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Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into national transport regulatory reform June 2019

The RTBU has made a submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into national transport regulatory reform
June 2019.


 

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The Fork in the Road: RTBU 2019 Federal Election Priorities

The RTBU has released its policy priorities for the 2019 Federal election, and called on the major parties to take action on Australia's looming transport crisis.

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Comments in response to the ONRSR Fatigue Risk Management Review Consultation Paper

The RTBU is unequivocal in its belief that strict standards of fatigue management must be consistently applied across all states and territories. However, these standards must be consistently high, not consistently low.

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A social license that means something

Skim through the annual report or website of any major Australian company and you will be sure to find entire sections about its commitment to corporate social responsibility - donations to charities, environment and sustainability projects, and employee payroll giving programs.

 

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Submission to Inquiry into Automated Mass Transit

All Australians deserve a say in how we best manage change to minimise the costs and maximise the benefits of new technologies. And workers must be at the forefront of these discussions.

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Submission to ONRSR Drug & Alcohol Review

Testing of rail workers for alcohol and drugs should focus on genuine impairment, rather than intrusive measures which punish workers for presence.

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No more excuses, it's time to deliver

The RTBU's Federal Budget submission for 2017.

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Putting Fairness Back Into the Fair Work Act

The RTBU has a strong industrial agenda for the 2016 Federal election. The initiatives in this election platform reflect the RTBU's values of equity and fairness, and reinforce our policy priorities in the industrial relations framework.

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