BIC Functional Committees were established to assist the BIC Secretariat manage the range of issues and initiatives that it undertakes and establish priorities for approval by the BIC Council.
Each Committee is Chaired by a BIC Councillor, State Executive Director or Industry Member.
BIC Members interested in serving on a Functional Committee should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Functional Committee plays a role in ensuring national policy development, national programs and initiatives or emerging national issues are managed, coordinated and communicated through and to each State Association. The Chairman of each Committee reports to each BIC Council meeting with progress of the Committee’s work program and seek Council approval or endorsement to:
The BIC Functional Committees are:
To develop standards and policy specifications to tourism vehicles and operators including focus on harmonisation of State, National and International Standards.
To represent the interests of the various coach sector operations at a national level based around the agreed priorities outlined in the National Policy Statement for the sector.
The APTIA Council facilitates with the support of the Industrial Working Group an industrial relations environment by reaching an agreed national approach to issues, in which the Industry operates.
The IWG under the guidance of the APTIA Council represents the industry at a National level to respond to Industrial relations changes such as the Fair Work Act and Work Health and Safety Act which may impact on the industry. The IWG under the guidance of the APTIA Council assists the BIC Executive Director to coordinate the work program of the National IR resources.
APTIA provides industrial relations services to State Associations and other APTIA members as part of membership or fee for service arrangements as agreed by the IWG and approved by the APTIA Council. The IWG assesses and reviews the impact of the FWA and other federal legislation affecting the industrial environment of employees of bus and coach transport services. The IWG and APTIA Council reports to the BIC Council for approval of all policy or program decisions.
To manage tax, charges and infrastructure issues including road pricing matters as they emerge, and to present industry views and agreed policy positions on these issues in submissions.
To undertake industry research initiatives with the aim of providing the intellectual and factual support for Industry advocacy objectives as outlined in the BIC Work Program and as required.
To oversee the agreed BIC Research Program and funding allocation of the BIC Council of the ITLS fellowship and provide input to projects as and when required.
To ensure that Industry views on Bus Industry reform are understood, minimise added regulatory costs and burdens and reduce Government red tape and prescriptive regulation.
To ensure that Bus regulation and bus reform issues that will impact on Industry are dealt with by National and State regulatory authorities in a “bus specific” manner and not considered in a general “heavy vehicle” classification.
To provide input to all regulatory matters of national significance that impact on the industry’s operations put forward by the NTC, NHVR, Federal Department of Infrastructure and State jurisdictions.
To present a unified industry position on contracts and procurement of bus services and advocate for acceptance by state jurisdictions.
The National Contracts Committee will develop a national position on the following:
common contract definitions and principles
costing model structure
key performance indicators
industry standards and benchmarking
research project for a model of procurement of bus services
To oversee BIC marketing, branding and events to ensure that consistency is achieved and events are successful.
Achieve common messaging and branding with State Associations and BIC members where possible.
Ensure the integrity of industry branding is consistent to our industry message.
Review and maintain a common national industry brand/logo that can be utilised by BIC and State Associations.
Review and implement marketing strategies that can be adopted both at national and state levels for activities that target the community, policy makers and politicians.