The Safe Cycling Awards will provide an opportunity to recognise excellence by South Australian local government.
Award criteria is based on initiatives that actively encourage safe cycling behaviours, where infrastructure improvements have enhanced cycling safety, and where councils have displayed active support for community cycling groups or programs which has led to safer cycling outcomes.
Along with the award and state-wide recognition for being a cycle safe city, winners of each category will receive a grant from the Motor Accident Commission of $2,000.
Councils will be divided into three categories based on location, size and capabilities:
- Metropolitan councils
- Regional councils with a population under 10,000 residents
- Regional councils with a population over 10,000 residents
Safer cycling elements are those that support safe cycling culture and education as well as providing environments that community members are confident to cycle in.
Contributions to safe cycling by councils in one or more of the following three areas will be considered in the judging process:
Physical – infrastructure that supports cycling and use of cycling equipment;
Cultural – behavioural change and awareness of cycling and safety; and,
Community – the support of community groups and events connected with cycling.
Applications open Monday 2 May 2016 and close Friday 2 September 2016.
Awards will be presented at the Local Government Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) October 20-21 2016, giving winning councils the opportunity to share their initiatives and accept their award.
The Entry Process
2. Lodge your written application as a word document either via email to email@example.com or via post to GPO Box 2438 ADELAIDE SA 5001.
3. Ensure your application includes any supporting evidence such as pictures, documents, brochures, testimonials. Please note these will not be returned to applicants if lodged in hard copy via post.
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The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is South Australia’s leader in road safety behaviour change and education, and is dedicated to the safety of all South Australian road users. MAC will also continue to be responsible for the management of Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance claims for crashes that occur on or before 30 June 2016. This includes the management of cases and provision of appropriate compensation for thousands of road trauma victims. This role relates to supporting the Executives within the Road Safety and CTP Divisions.
Due to a Maternity Leave backfill arrangement, an excellent opportunity has now become available for an experienced Executive Assistant and administrator to join the Office Management team at MAC for a fixed term contract.
The Executive Assistant will be accountable to the General Manager, Road Safety & Strategic Communications and the Executive General Manager, CTP for the provision of high level secretarial and administrative support services. They will also be responsible to the EA to the CEO for the provision of broader administrative duties and support as required to ensure smooth operation of the office.
Responsibilities will include:
- Coordination of diary appointments, travel and accommodation – including some email management;
- Preparing submissions, reports, presentations and other correspondence on behalf of the two Executives;
- Document collation including preparation and distribution of agendas and action items for team meetings and monthly board and committee meeting papers;
- Providing project administrative support to the Executives as required;
- Liaising with providers and stakeholders as required; and
- Providing effective Records management, maintenance and retrieval of information.
Paired with previous experience in a similar role, the election criteria are:
- Strong communicator and attention to detail;
- Ability to participate and cooperate in a small team environment as a willing and effective member;
- Proven ability to manage workloads including the capacity to organise, plan, prioritise and work independently under general direction;
- Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism including the ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately exercise initiative and judgement in order to achieve goals and meet deadlines;
- Possess excellent computer literacy skills including word processing and spreadsheets.
A detailed job and person specification can be downloaded Download .
Applications must address and demonstrate your experience, aptitudes and skills against the specification’s Essential Minimum Requirements. Please forward your letter of application, together with a current resume, to Jacqui Cole, HR Admin Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Friday, 6 May 2016.
MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and results-oriented people who display the characteristics of its core values.
MAC comprises a diverse mix of people forming a cohesive work environment that embraces new ideas and strategic thinking.
Staff are given the opportunity to continually develop their skills and knowledge to help MAC realise its vision and mission.
MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and result-oriented people who display the characteristics of our core values.
Focused: We strive to achieve planned outcomes in all our activities by an approach to work that is:
- Ethical – being honest and fair
- Diligent – being hardworking and attentive
- Efficient – being professional and well organised
- Innovative – being forward thinking and creative
- Accountable: We are responsible for our actions and delivering on our promises
Teamwork: We make teamwork work by recognising individual talents and being considerate of fellow staff members and partners.
Pride: We take pride in our contribution to MAC for the benefit of South Australian road users.
A new agreement between the Motor Accident Commission, Adelaide Football Club, Port Adelaide Football Club and the State Government means there will be no additional cost passed onto the general football-going public for the next three years.
"Free public transport for footy fans is important to reduce the day-out cost for families, and means we can move large numbers of fans to and from the Oval more quickly than with ticketed services,” Mr Mullighan said.
“Last year, approximately 459,000 footy fans travelled to the Adelaide Oval via public transport, a massive increase from the 133,000 fans that caught public transport to Football Park in 2013.
"I'd like to thank MAC, AFC and PAFC for working with the State Government to deliver an arrangement that will benefit South Australian football fans. The MAC Footy Express and Adelaide Metro bus, train and tram services provide safe and free transport to and from Adelaide Oval for around 25,000 people each week.
“It’s great to see MAC as a partner to this initiative, which will also help promote important road safety messages,” Mr Mullighan said.
MAC CEO Aaron Chia said the Footy Express partnership was a great opportunity to promote Game Changer road safety messages both on public transport and engaging with audiences at the Oval.
“In addition to promoting the free Footy Express service and MAC’s road safety messages, MAC is utilising the partnership to engage high profile players as road safety ambassadors,” Mr Chia said.
“Crows player Sam Jacobs and Port’s Brad Ebert are MAC’s road safety ambassadors, and the two clubs have committed to promoting road safety messages, taking on MAC as their official road safety partner.
“Having highly respected sports stars talking about road safety to their fans is extremely important – we want people to take home the Game Changer message and make the right decision on the road so they don’t suffer the consequences.”
“We’re really looking forward to working with the Crows and Port Adelaide and welcome their support to remind their fans about choices and consequences when it comes to road safety.”
“We know that many people attending like to enjoy a drink or two with their mates, so the free MAC Footy Express reduces the temptation to drink and drive,” he said.
MAC General Manager of Road Safety and Strategic Communications Michael Cornish is reminding all motorists of the need to slow down to 25km when passing a school bus that is collecting or dropping children at the roadside.
“Many country roads have high speed limits and if motorists slow down to 25km when passing a stationary school bus, they reduce the risk of a fatality if a child was to walk onto the road,” he said.
“Parents should remind their children to wait until the bus has gone before crossing the road so that they have a clear view of oncoming traffic in both directions.
“If possible, parents are encouraged to drop and meet their children on the side of the road that the bus drops them off to avoid having them cross the road unaccompanied.”
Motorists must also be aware of children walking and cycling on country roads as many do not have designated footpaths
“It is also essential for drivers to reduce any distractions inside their car so they are alert and can concentrate on the road and their surroundings.”
Slowing down and staying aware is key in keeping regional school children safer on the roads this year.
For more road safety advice please visit www.mac.sa.gov.au
Through its partnership with the South Australian Community Football League (SACFL) MAC has supplied each SACFL club an allocation of MAC branded ticket books, which are to be used for SACFL club fundraising raffles during the 2016 season.
These tickets each contain a unique entry code, allowing ticket buyers to enter the second chance draw.
At the end of the 2016 season one person will win $500 cash and the SACFL club the ticket was purchased from will win $3000 in sporting equipment.
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Each ticket contains a different code. One entry per ticket.
Entries will remain in the system until the competition closes on 31st August 2016. The winner and winning club will be drawn on the 9th September 2016 and notified by telephone. The winners will also be announced on MAC’s Facebook page and website. See terms & conditions for further information.
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MAC’s General Manager, Road Safety and Strategic Communications, Michael Cornish said the last five years have seen 6 fatalities and 44 serious injuries on South Australian roads over the Adelaide Cup long weekend.
“The statistics show the trauma hasn’t discriminated – drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists; males, females; country and city residents have all been affected,” he said.
“This long weekend, please do the right thing; stick to speed limits, don’t drink and drive, and look out for others on the road,” Mr Cornish said.
If you’re using this weekend as an opportunity to take a road trip, it is not a good idea to set out on your long weekend journey immediately after work.
“Fatigue is a major cause of crashes leading to death and serious injury. Even a momentary loss of concentration can be catastrophic on high speed country roads,” he said.
“Make sure you’re well rested, and plan ahead to ensure you can take a break from driving for at least 15 minutes every two hours – if you drive tired, you’re not only putting yourself at risk, you’re putting others at risk too.”
“This long weekend, a lot of holiday makers’ vehicles will be carrying extra items or towing a trailer or a boat. If you are towing or driving a loaded vehicle, understand it will behave differently with extra weight on board, and that you are likely to be travelling on higher speed roads and will take longer to stop.
“It’s a good idea to put any loose objects in the boot of the car or behind a cargo barrier. Items like laptops, sporting equipment, toys and gaming devices, can become an unsecure missile that hits a passenger and causes injury in a crash.”
For more information on safe country driving visit http://www.mac.sa.gov.au/campaigns/country-driving
Of the 6 fatalities and 44 serious injuries for the Adelaide Cup holiday period between 2011 and 2015:
- 62% were male
- 22% were 16-24 years old
- 46% were drivers, 28% were passengers, 12% were motorcyclists, 4% were pedestrians, and the remaining 10% were cyclists
- 54% occurred in metropolitan Adelaide, 46% in rural areas
Seatbelts have been around since the 1970’s so it is incomprehensible that people are still dying in road crashes because they failed to wear one.
The Motor Accident Commission’s new strong and simple seatbelt message will soon be appearing across its network of 51 regional billboards.
MAC General Manger of Road Safety Michael Cornish says seatbelts are one of the primary safety features included in vehicles and if worn correctly, substantially reduce the risk of serious injury or death in a crash.
"Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest and most effective ways of protecting yourself as the driver or passenger, yet in 2014 about 25 per cent of all vehicle occupants killed in road crashes were not wearing one," Mr Cornish says.
MAC research shows that people don’t wear their seatbelt for a multitude of reasons including complacency, discomfort and a perceived unlikelihood of having a crash.
"Wearing a seatbelt doubles your chances of surviving a serious crash, yet despite the benefits shown by road safety research, time and time again too many people do not take the time to ‘buckle up’."
Regional road users are especially vulnerable when it comes to the consequences of not wearing a seatbelt with serious injury as well as fatality figures a major concern.
"For the period 2010 – 2014, 40 per cent of people who died and 8 per cent of people who were seriously injured in rural areas were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash," Michael Cornish says.
This compares with 26 per cent for fatal and 7 per cent of serious injury crashes in metropolitan areas over the same period.
Seatbelts protect everyone in the car. In a crash without a seatbelt, the human body is subject to much greater force, resulting in far more serious injuries or death.
Anyone unrestrained can become a human missile even at relatively low speeds.
Seatbelts save lives - that is why we all must wear one.
If you don’t it could cost you $401 - or worse!
If you live in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) or Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) Lands, the On The Right Track team can help you get a licence.
Driving is a risky and complex task and something that many South Australians do every day. We take all sorts of measures to stay safe on the road, and one of those can be carrying a first aid kit in your car.
A first aid kit can help you to provide some immediate treatment or care following a road crash until emergency services arrive.
There are many different types of first aid kits on the market, including kits made specifically for storage in vehicles. Whichever kit you choose, make sure it’s readily accessible and adequately stocked.
The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) encourages all motorists to drive carefully and follow the road rules - and you can go the extra mile with your safety, by storing a first aid kit in your car.
First aid kits - St John Ambulance - http://www.stjohnsa.com.au/
Volunteering – SA Ambulance Service http://www.saambulance.com.au/
MAC Rescue Helicopter http://mac.sa.gov.au/mac-rescue-helicopter
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ensures there is a ratings system which helps you to make safer vehicle choices.
ANCAP provides independent vehicle safety information through the publication of ANCAP safety ratings. ANCAP safety ratings take into account the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by new cars through the conduct of physical crash tests and the assessment of collision avoidance technologies.
In each of the physical tests, dummies are used to scientifically measure the various forces on occupants in the crash.
The data gathered is then assessed in conjunction with a physical assessment of the vehicle, and a score determined for each test.
In addition, vehicles must be fitted with certain safety features and safety assist technologies. These requirements are then assessed alongside the physical crash test scores with an overall score translated into an ANCAP safety rating of between 1 to 5 stars.
The more stars, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP tests. To achieve the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies.
To search individual crash test results for more than 515 vehicles, learn more about safety features and technologies, and explore interactive features, visit ancap.com.au
See tips for buying a new or used car http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/safe-driving-tips/safer-vehicles/buying-a-safe-car on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.
You will need to comply with the legal claim notification requirements and complete an Approved Injury Claim Form, including a Prescribed Authority, provided by Allianz. The Injury Claim Form will require specific crash information and is designed to assist Allianz in making an early decision on your access to treatment.
Where Allianz obtains information using the Prescribed Authority, a copy of that information will be provided to you.
Once you have returned the completed Injury Claim Form and Prescribed Authority to Allianz, a claims consultant will contact you to discuss your claim.
MAC is committed to supporting early access to reasonable and necessary treatment to optimise your recovery from your injury, and providing a properly completed Approved Injury Claim Form and Prescribed Authority will assist MAC to achieve this goal.
How to make a claim
Step 1: Complete the Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authority using any of the following methods:
- Print an Injury Claim Form
- Complete the Injury Claim Form online
- Call Allianz SA CTP on 1300 137 331; or visit Allianz at 89 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000 to obtain an Approved Injury Claim Form
Step 2: Sign and lodge your claim
- Sign the completed Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authority
- Send the completed Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authortity back to Allianz by mail to Allianz Australia SA CTP, GPO Box 2198, Adelaide SA 5001; fax to 1300 137 431; or deliver to the Allianz CTP reception desk at 89 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000
Step 3: A claims consultant will then contact you to discuss your claim
Making a Fatality Claim
Contact Allianz SA CTP on 1300 137 331, or visit them at 89 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000 to discuss the process to make a fatality claim. The Fatality Claim Form can also be downloaded here.
Things you should know
If you have been injured in a crash and are eligible to make a CTP claim, your claim may be reduced if you:
- Were not wearing a seatbelt
- Were not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike, scooter or bicycle
- Were riding in the back of a van or ute
- Were deemed to have contributed to the crash
- Your driver had consumed alcohol or drugs
Instances also exist where you will not be entitled to make a claim (e.g. if the injury was caused as a result of your own negligence, hoon activity or illegal activity).
* Excluding children under 16 at the time of crash if the crash occurred in SA.
CTP Insurance is the most important insurance you can have and that's why it's mandatory in South Australia - heavy penalties apply if a vehicle is driven or found on a road without CTP. Once a vehicle is registered, part of the fee goes towards CTP, so you're automatically covered without having to do anything except pay your registration.
At the very least your car, or the car your child is driving, must be registered and automatically covered for CTP.
The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is the provider of the CTP Insurance policy to all registered vehicles in South Australia.
From 1 July 2016, the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) will cease its role as the sole provider of CTP vehicle insurance in South Australia to open the way for provision of CTP insurance by the private sector, similar to what occurs interstate.
More information about the private provision of CTP insurance is available on the Department of Treasury and Finance website
What does CTP cover?
CTP Insurance provides compensation for personal injury to people injured in road crashes where the driver or owner of a South Australian registered vehicle is at fault. It may also cover crash victims where a passenger is at fault.
By paying your CTP premium you are protecting yourself from potentially being sued for damages if you cause injury to third parties.
Compensation payments are funded by CTP insurance premiums paid by all SA motorists as part of their vehicle registration.
South Australia's CTP insurance scheme includes reasonable treatment and other expenses.
The scheme does not:
- Provide full compensation to persons who contribute to their injuries. For example, by not wearing a seatbelt.
- Compensate the injured driver who is entirely at fault.
- Cover damage to vehicles.
MAC's Claims Manager, Allianz Australia Limited, is responsible for processing all CTP claims and handling enquiries.
An injured person (or their relatives) should contact Allianz as soon as possible following a crash. Allianz can provide advice about whether the injured person is eligible to make a CTP claim.
For further information about the legislation that governs MAC and the CTP Scheme visit our legislation page.