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Victorian State Budget Lunch - Sponsor's Address

The following speech was presented by Austraffic's Managing Director, John Reid, at the Victorian State Budget Lunch held by the AITPM’s Victorian branch, and attended by State Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan.  

Just before the Victorian budget was handed down, the treasurer Tim Pallas was reported as saying "You can't just build transport connections, you have to build communities."

The AITPM and Austraffic have a great affinity with this sentiment.

At the 2017 AITPM National Conference, keynote speaker Brent Toderian from Canada said, “to understand traffic in cities you have to understand cities and people”.

And now we have much more information on which to measure our impact and performance.

Yesterday the Federal Minister for Cities opened the world’s first lab for planning future cities at the University of NSW.  The first big trend he has noted is “the explosion of data of all kinds”.

Data is the foundation of any project. However, we must ensure the foundation is sound.

We need to remind ourselves of the adverse consequences of putting our faith or staking our reputations on data that could be all wrong.

Proud Supporters of Brisbane Lions Women's Team in 2018

We are delighted to announce Austraffic is once again a proud supporter of the Brisbane Lions Women's team for 2018, as the official shorts partner.  

Austraffic’s Queensland Principals, Caralyn and Martin Jordan-Williams, are long time members of the Brisbane Lions and are proud to be foundation members of the Brisbane Lions Women’s Team.   

"We were so excited when the unique opportunity to be an official partner of the Women’s Team became available", said Caralyn.

Worldwide Learning Opportunities

ITEANZ is offering financial support for young members to attend worldwide conferences, meetings or other professional events which would allow them to interact and learn from other professionals, thanks to sponsorship from Austraffic. The aim is to contribute to their personal and professional development.

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Austraffic Proudly Supporting Brisbane Lions Women's Team

We are delighted to announce Austraffic's support of the Brisbane Lions Women's team as the official shorts partner.  

Brisbane Lions Women’s CEO Breeanna Brock said: “This is an exciting new partnership, with a fantastic Australian company and we are thrilled to welcome Austraffic to the Lions’ family.”

Austraffic’s Queensland Principals, Caralyn and Martin Jordan-Williams, are long time members of the Brisbane Lions and are proud to be foundation members of the Brisbane Lions Women’s Team.   

Late night street activity in Sydney plunges, report finds

Fewer people are staying out late at night in the Sydney CBD and surrounding precincts, while antisocial behaviour has continued to decline, a City of Sydney report has found.

The study paints a picture of how the 1.30am lockout and 3am "last drinks" laws are changing the city's nightlife, suggesting they have reduced the number of late-night revellers on the city's streets while contributing to an ongoing decrease in violence and drunken antics.

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

"Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given that problem, there is a great need for more education on this topic. And unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of other good options out there for non-quantitative managers who want to learn about analytics."

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