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CMEIG is pleased to be associated with Executive
Media in the presentation of this supplement in
Australian Resources and Investment magazine. Since
its inception six years ago, the Association has strived
to represent its members in all areas of the industry s
operations -- technical standards, industry statistics,
exhibitions, education and training and with
representation to government.
The Association is proud to represent a significant
number of the major companies involved in the
industry together with a large number of associated
suppliers of products and services. We believe that it is
very important to have a strong and viable industry
association representing member s interests and those
of the wider industry.
We trust the readers of this supplement will gain a
better appreciation of what CMEIG is, and the
activities it performs in all of the various areas of the
industry s operations.
CMEIG (Vic) is a branch of the national body that
represents Victorian and Tasmanian members. It
has a strong and vibrant membership base of over
20 suppliers to the mobile construction and
mining equipment industry. It has the same goals as the
national association but focuses its efforts on regional
issues facing the delivery of business to its members in
the two southern States of Australia.
The President and Vice-President of the association
are Brad Dawson (ECH) and Peter Turner (CJD Equipment)
respectively with George Vorobieff as the regional
executive officer. A strong executive committee manages
the affairs and reports back to members on a regular
The key activities of CMEIG (Vic) are:
3 Hold three technical meetings each year
3 Manage and participate in the successful biennial
Australian Construction Equipment Expo (ACE)
3 Work closely with WorkSafe on the development of
regulations and guidelines for mobile construction
3 Participate and contribute in the Civil Construction
3 Assist members to develop a strong apprenticeship
3 Produce a regular e-newsletter
A recent initiative was to review the capability of the
Victorian TAFE system to establish if it could deliver
adequate training for earthmoving equipment apprentices
and how best could industry support ongoing professional
development of TAFE lecturers.
In the next 12 months CMEIG (Vic) will initiate new
projects that benefit members with the delivery of their
business in Victoria and Tasmania.
CMEIG (NSW) represents all members based in NSW
and the ACT, including national members who have
their national head office in Sydney. CMEIG (NSW)
members are represented on the majority of the
Association s Working Groups and members are active in
all areas of the Association s operations.
One area of particular significance where the State
body has worked closely with the National association is
in the project on Equipment Theft Reduction. The theft of
construction and earthmoving equipment has been a
source of considerable concern to both the retailers of
this equipment and also the users, who are mainly small
Late in 2008 CMEIG hosted a summit meeting of all
concerned parties in conjunction with the Civil Contractors
Federation (CCF) and the National Motor Vehicle Theft
Reduction Council (NMVTRC). The meeting was attended
by representatives of State and Federal Police services, the
Australian Crime Commission and Customs as well as
representatives from the finance and insurance industries.
The objective of the meeting was to develop a Plant and
Equipment Theft Deterrence and Detection Strategy.
Adoption of the DataDotDNA initiative by a significant
proportion of the industry s importers and wholesalers was
seen as being a significant positive step in the right
direction, but there were still unrealised opportunities to
leverage off this initiative to reduce the incidence of theft
3 Improving the level and accuracy of theft reporting,
3 Improving the accessibility of information on stolen
plant to industry and the public,
3 Providing the retail, insurance and finance industries
with protection against inadvertently facilitating theft
and fraud, and
3 Providing police and other agencies with an avenue to
cost effectively improve their investigative responses.
Progress on this project is continuing and further
initiatives and meetings between interested parties are
planned for 2009.
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