WA Today, 1 February 2017
Uber drivers operating without the correct third party insurance or licence could be financially ruined if their vehicle is in an accident and causes injury, the Department of Transport has warned. Radio 6PR has revealed the riding sharing company has not insisted all its drivers obtain the omnibus licence or commercial vehicle third party insurance which the state government introduced as law in July – prompting fears many are driving illegally, without realising.
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On Wednesday 12th October, the Department of Transport and the Urbanet Research Network at Curtin University are hosting an International Cycling Workshop. Led by Dr Marco te Brommelstroet, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam, the workshop will look firstly at cycling infrastructure and practice in The Netherlands and then at how Dutch design ideas could be applied to Perth. It promises to be a fascinating and insightful day.
Wednesday 12 October 2016
Registration from 8:15am, 8:45am start – Close 5:30pm
Perth Town Hall, Corner of Barrack Street and Hay Street, Perth
RSVP/Queries: Sam McLeod, Urbanet, Curtin University firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is free to attend with refreshments and a light lunch provided. Please indicate any special dietary requirements. We hope to see you there.
11.30am, 16 June 2016- Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
In November 2015, the Committee for Perth and partner RAC launched Get a Move On! – a year-long research project which directly responds to community concerns that the region lacks a comprehensive road, public and active transport network to meet Perth and Peel’s 21st century mobility needs. This Perth in Focus luncheon will feature a keynote address from UK Professor Jon Shaw, co-author of ‘The Transport Debate’. OurGet a Move On! Commuter Survey found that two in five commuters prefer to drive in an ideal world. Over lunch, Jon will reflect on a typology of commuters, including “motorway man”, “car complacents”, “malcontent motorists” and “aspiring environmentalists”.
The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee released on 3 May 2016 its report on the Federal funding of the Perth Freight Link. The full report, titled Decision to commit funding to the Perth Freight Link project, is downloadable from the Senate website: (http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Rural_and_Regional_Affairs_and_Transport/Perth_Freight_Link/Report).
The Report’s 7 recommendations are listed below.