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Canberra – A Tourist Guide
June 12, 2018

The Australian capital, Canberra, offers an eclectic mix of history, startling natural beauty and vibrant entertainment, all within easy reach of…

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Urban rail and smart cities of the future
June 8, 2018

In recent years, ‘smart cities’ have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and…

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The ARA welcomes Rocla sleeper contract as a positive step towards delivering on the next phase of Inland Rail
June 5, 2018

The rail industry is pleased to see the next phase of the Inland Rail Project is going ahead with 200,000 concrete…

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ARA welcomes ACT Government’s commitment to Light Rail Stage Two in Budget
June 5, 2018

The ARA congratulates the ACT Government on its Budget announcement today that $12.5 million has been allocated to commence the next…

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ARA applauds NSW Government’s $133 million commitment to improve accessibility at train stations
June 4, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) welcomes the NSW Government’s pre-Budget announcement to deliver $133 million under the Transport Access Program to…

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ARA Media Release: ARA backs IA’s incentive based approach to infrastructure reform
June 4, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) welcomes Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) Making Reform Happen Report released today, which seeks Commonwealth Government support to…

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The yoga of rail
May 23, 2018

In an industry defined by rules, rigor and regulation it is often difficult to challenge the corporate traditions of rail. Much…

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ARA Media Release: Report into the National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities brings us close to a National Strategy
May 18, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) welcomes the release of the Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Report. “The report…

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ARA Media Release: Adopting ONRSR’s drug and alcohol recommendations a rail priority at the Transport and Infrastructure Council
May 18, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) Chairman, Bob Herbert AM, will represent the rail industry at the Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC)…

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Joint Media Release: Australia’s supply chain joins forces to challenge new levy
May 17, 2018

The Australian Logistics Council, Australasian Railway Association, Ports Australia and Shipping Australia have today joined together to call for clarification of…

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ARA Media Release: $7.9 billion to rail in 2018-19 Budget good for economy, jobs and supply chain
May 8, 2018

The Federal Government’s $7.9 billion investment to rail announced in tonight’s 2018-19 Budget is supported by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA)…

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ARA Media Release: NSW section of Inland Rail and Port Botany Duplication gets green light
May 4, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) welcomes the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government’s Bilateral Agreement that provides a green light…

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ARA Media Release: The ARA welcomes Labor’s Plan for Rail
May 4, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) today welcomed Labor’s announcement that close to $6 million will be locked away in Labor’s forward…

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ARA Media Release: Rail Industry Welcomes Victorian Government’s 2018 – 19 Budget
May 2, 2018

Today’s Budget announcement is welcomed news that further rail investment will be made in Victoria. “The rail industry welcomes to the…

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Australasian Railway Association supports $5 billion Commonwealth pledge towards Melbourne Airport rail link
April 12, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) commends the Prime Minister for announcing yesterday that the Commonwealth will pledge $5 billion towards funding…

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Anna Squire appointed to ARA Board
April 12, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) Board is pleased to announce that Anna Squire, Principal at Arup has been appointed to the…

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Study a Welcome Step in Enhanced Freight Rail Efficiency
April 5, 2018

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Australian Railway Association (ARA) have applauded the announcement that the Federal and Queensland…

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ARA backs IA’s Priority List for rail initiatives
March 27, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) welcomes Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) 2018 Infrastructure Priority List released today. The ARA believes IA plays an…

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Join us at the Inland Rail 2018 Conference in Parkes
March 21, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) invite you to save 18 & 19 July 2018 in…

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ARA welcomes Commonwealth and Victorian Government agreement to Inland Rail
March 16, 2018

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) welcomes the Commonwealth and the Victorian Government’s Bilateral Agreement today in relation to the Inland Rail…

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Australasian rail industry meet to celebrate the contribution of women to the rail sector
March 15, 2018

Today in Melbourne, 380 Australasian rail industry representatives attended the Australasian Railway Association’s (ARA) Women in Rail Lunch to celebrate the…

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Rail optimisation needed to support cities and regions
March 9, 2018

Today’s announcement by Minister Fletcher is an important step by the Commonwealth Government in improving rail connections between cities and surrounding…

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Inland Rail on track with first 14,000 tonnes of steel
January 22, 2018

The ARA welcomes an important milestone in the construction of the Inland Rail project with the delivery of the first 14,000…

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The ARA welcomes the Prime Minister’s ministerial reshuffle announcement
December 20, 2017

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) welcomes the Prime Minister’s ministerial reshuffle announcement yesterday which confirms the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to the…

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ARA welcomes Commonwealth commitment to the National Rail Program
December 15, 2017

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to delivering the $10 billion National Rail Program. “It is…

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Federal Budget must deliver on rail
December 3, 2017

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) calls on the Commonwealth Government to make firm commitments to rail in the 2017 Federal Budget….

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Bold Plans Bring Rail into Focus
December 3, 2017

The Federal Government’s $20 billion investment in rail announced in the 2017-2018 Budget brings rail strongly into focus and is supported…

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Rail Safety Takes a Great Step Forward
December 3, 2017

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) congratulates the Queensland Government on joining the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) from 1 July 2017….

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Outstanding achievers announced at Australasian Rail Industry Awards Gala Dinner
December 3, 2017

Individuals and organisations from across the Australasian rail industry were awarded for their outstanding achievements and innovations in rail at last…

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AusRAIL PLUS Next Generation Scholarship Winners Announced
September 13, 2017

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is delighted to announce the Next Generation Conference Scholarship winners. “I am pleased to announce the…

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Rail’s role in the economy set to spark debate in Adelaide
November 21, 2016

Almost 1000 rail professionals from 25 countries will be in Adelaide on Tuesday and Wednesday to debate ‘Rail’s role in moving…

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