NQ Smart Business Seminar, Townsville

8:00am Wednesday, 25 May 2022
11:00am Wednesday, 25 May 2022
The Palmer Collective (Ross Flinders Room)
12 Palmer Street
South Townsville, Queensland 4810

QTA is hosting a Smart Business Seminar for North Queensland Road Freight businesses in Townsville bringing together a suite of industry topics we believe will benefit you and the smooth running of your business. We know you are busy getting the job done, so we are here to help provide some advice and assistance on the following topics:

  • Superannuation
    • Why education is important for employers and staff
    • Fundamentals of super,
    • Fit for purpose insurance for people in transport; and
    • How you can reach your retirement goals
  • Cyber Risk and Insurance
    • Understand Cyber Risk and what to do if you get hacked
    • Insurance
  • Cash Flow and Fuel Levy Charges
    • Achieving better cashflow in the transport industry
    • Fuel levy charges - what operators are doing to manage fuel levy charges and other calculation methods
  • Employee Contracts,  Employment and Awards
    • Employment Contracts and their increased importance in defining the employment relationship; and
    • Explore what is needed to remove unwanted surprises down the track.

This event is open to Members and Non-members and is limited to a total of 40 persons only.

QTA Members will be provided with 2 complimentary registrations. Non-members wishing to attend will be $44.00 per person (incl. GST)


Simon McCallum, Account Manager QLD - TWUSUPER
Simon has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He has held various roles in business development and account management, with the goal to provide service excellence. Simon is passionate about providing a holistic approach to financial education:  incorporating retirement planning to help improve the financial literacy and mental health. His key interest is to help the average Australian understand their retirement lifestyle. At TWUSUPER, Simon has championed workplace wellbeing in transport, gaining national interest and working with employers to improve the workplace for health and productivity.  Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, a Diploma of Financial Planning, and is RG 146 compliant.

Karina Hansen, Senior Account Executive - Gallagher NQ
After spending more than 20 years in the Insurance Industry Karina has learnt that each day is about learning something new, whether that is about a client or an insurance risk.  Her interest in transport started when Oamps purchased the small family brokerage she worked in. This opened her eyes to the possibility to expanding her knowledge and helping clients navigate the insurance world with the backing of an extremely talented and experienced Transport Team.  Karina is based in Townsville but regularly travels within Queensland to be present for clients.  Karina puts her clients first in everything and works hard to understand her clients’ needs, earn their trust, and provide proactive solutions to position them to financially survive any insurable event.

Clinton Stewart, Managing Director - The Enterprise Edge
As the Managing Director of The Enterprise Edge, a Chartered Accounting Firm based in Brisbane, Clinton Stewart completed his CA in a boutique Sydney firm and was fortunate enough to work with a mixture of medium to larger businesses, often with complex taxation requirements & business structures including one of Australia’s largest bus and coach operators.  Clinton operates his business quite differently from typical accountants in that he takes a forward looking, proactive approach.  He works with clients year-round and provides regular tax planning, advisory and support. Clinton looks ahead and plans tax optimisation, as opposed to a reactive accountant who only completes compliance work. Clinton is very passionate about the transport industry, having a love of big trucks from a young age which extends to occasionally repositioning road trains between the east and west coasts of Australia.  His passion and commitment to the transport industry has led his firm to become a Platinum Partner of the QTA and he is very honoured to work with the QTA for the benefit of members.

Ezra Pyers, Employment Relations Manager - Queensland Trucking Association
As the QTA’s Employment Relations Manager, Ezra Pyers advocates for the rights of employers within the Road Freight Industry. He assists members navigate common and complex issues in employment relations and human resources including pay advice, award interpretation, performance management and dismissal, policy and employment contract development. He has represented trucking businesses at both state and federal level, seeking the best long-term outcomes for the industry.  

If you would like to arrange a one on one sessions with any of our presenters, please email Frances.  

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